What is Pickleball? It's a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.

PICKLEBALL

Courts are now available!  We have court time available at our Hurley, Corriher, and Kannapolis branches.  You can call a day in advance to reserve your space.  All players must be members of the Rowan-Cabarrus YMCA.

RECOMMENDED GUIDELINES

PLAYERS
•  Wash your hands with soap and water and bring personal use hand sanitizer to the courts.
•  Clean and wipe down your paddles and water bottles. Do not share paddles or any other equipment or clothing.
•  Bring a full personal use water bottle(s,) as water fountains are not currently in use.
•  Bring tissues or a handkerchief for contained sneezing and coughing or consider wearing a Gaiter or mask.
•  Use new pickleballs and a new grip or fresh tape on your paddle handle, if possible.
•  We recommend coordinating with your playgroup so that each person serves with a different color ball. If multiple colors are not an option, use a sharpie and prominently mark personal pickleballs with your initials.

MANAGING PLAY
•  Avoid contact with others, such as hand shaking and high fives.
•  Limit or stagger playing groups throughout open play schedule and consider alternate days for various groups.
•  Consider playing singles only and avoid doubles play, as doubles is not conducive for six-foot social distancing and leads to incidental contact with playing partners.
•  If you do elect to play doubles, consider playing with only those who reside within in a household.
•  Adhere to CDC guidelines by not touching your face (after handling a ball or paddle).
•  Consider using hand sanitizer between games.
•  Wash your hands after each match.
•  Use your paddle and foot to pick up pickleballs and transfer them to your opponent. 
•  Avoid changing ends of the court.
•  Maintain proper social distancing from other players in between games and during time outs.

AFTER THE GAMES
•  Leave the court as soon as reasonably possible.
•  Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer immediately after your match is over.
•  Avoid post play socializing.
•  Avoid locker rooms and changing area – proceed home.
•  Thoroughly wash your paddles, grips, pickleballs, towels, clothes, bags, water bottles, and other items you have used or touched.

 

gymnasium with senior adults playing pickleball