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 times available for singles or doubles at our Hurley and Kannapolis branches, and singles only at the West Cabarrus YMCA.  Use the links below or call your local branch a day in advance to reserve your space.  All players must be members of the Rowan-Cabarrus YMCA.

Hurley YMCA

Kannapolis YMCA

West 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