Monday Noon – 2pm
Wednesday 8:30 – 10:30 am
Wednesday 6-8 pm
Sunday 11 am – 1 pm
To play Pickleball—no actual pickles are used! Two or four players use oversized ping-pong paddles to hit a whiffle ball over a three-foot net on court.
The rules are similar to tennis, but are slightly different to allow for a more relaxed pace. For example, a serve must be hit underhand and each team must play their first shot off the bounce.
Pickleball was invented in Washington state in 1965. There are more than 70 places to play pickleball in Minnesota—many of them are YMCA locations.
At the Y, Pickleball games are usually run like pick-up basketball games—on the Gym schedule and people can just show up during the designated times. It’s free for members to play.
Pickleball is a game for all ages, and is especially popular among active older adults who want to exercise competitively. It’s a great way to stay fit and make social connections. The USA Pickleball Association claims it is the fastest growing sport among seniors nationwide.
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BRAINERD FAMILY YMCA
602 Oak St.
Brainerd, MN 56401
*YMCA will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day