Sports & Recreation

PICKLEBALL

WHAT IS IT?

Pickleball was created with one thing in mind: fun. It was designed to be easy to learn and play whether you’re five, eighty-five or somewhere in between.

COURT AND GEAR

Pickleball is traditionally played on a badminton-sized court with special paddles, made of wood or high-tech aerospace materials. The ball used is similar to a wiffle ball, but slightly smaller. The lower net and wiffle ball allow the game to be accessible to people of all ages and abilities, while still allowing more competitive players to test their mettle.

RULES OF THE GAME

In addition to the modified net and gear, there are several key rules in Pickleball that help make the game more accessible. In tennis, and many net sports, games are often won and lost by the power of the serve. In Pickleball, the ball must bounce once on each side before volleys are allowed. This opens the game to more players and extends play for added fun.

HISTORY OF PICKLEBALL

Pickleball was invented in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, outside Seattle, WA. The goal of Pickleball then and now was to create a game that was as fun as can be for every member of the family.

SCHEDULE 

Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Monday - Wednesday 8:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

*Free for YMCA members, equipment available.
*Day pass required for non-members.

RAINTREE CYCLING CLUB

ABOUT

An all inclusive bicycling club that is a program of the Henry County YMCA and partnered with Healthy Communities of Henry County.

MISSION

To promote bicycling and healthy living in Henry County.

DESCRIPTION

We are a cycling club that encompasses all types of bicycle riding. We love family rides, mountain bike rides, slow rides, fast rides, endurance rides, and any other type of ride that involves pedaling a bike!

COST

$20 individual -annual

$25 family -annual

REGISTER NOW!

The YMCA provides many opportunities with programs, both instructional and recreational, for all ages, abilities, levels and interests. These programs lay a foundation for the development of leadership skills, a commitment to community involvement, encouragement of fair and positive competition, and cultivation of core moral values.

Regardless of your skill level or goal, we are confident that we will have a program that will fit your need.