Play Pickleball at the Y!

Fundamentals Instructional Series

Pickleball skills clinic for 1 hour with basic shot selection & technique instruction followed by open member play. Covers all strokes, court positioning, shot placement, strategy, and scoring.  For beginner and intermediate players. All equipment is provided. 2nd hour is open play guided by our certified pickleball coach. 


YMCA Bethesda-Chevy Chase (outdoors) - Coming Soon Spring 2021

Wednesday: 10:00-11:00am (open member play from 11:00-12:00pm)

Thursday: 10:00-11:00am (open member play from 11:00-12:00pm)

*Open member play is offered following the first hour of instruction to promote member-to-member play and friendly competition.

Face coverings required at this time.


YMCA Silver Spring (outdoors) - Coming Soon Spring 2021

Tuesday: 1:00-2:00pm (open member play from 2:00-3:00pm)

Sunday: 12:30-1:30pm (open member play from 1:30-2:30pm)

Face coverings required at this time.


YMCA Fairfax County Reston (indoors)

Private Instruction is offered.  To schedule your first lesson or for questions, please contact ytennis@ymcadc.org 

Open Play Available: As indoor pickleball play is only available YMCA Reston, singles play (two players total) is only permitted at this time. Doubles play is only permitted if players reside in the same household. Face coverings are required at all times when playing indoors. To reserve court time, please click here.  Please ensure to follow the applicable guidelines below when playing pickleball at the Y.


YMCA Arlington Tennis Center (indoors)

DATES/TIMES (Click on your preferred day to enroll online):

Tuesday: 1:30-3:00pm (open member play from 2:30-3:00pm)

Thursday: 1:30-3:00pm (open member play from 2:30-3:00pm)

*Open member play is offered following the first hour of instruction to promote member-to-member play and friendly competition.

6 weeks - Full Member: $90, Program Member: $120

(Rates are for one day/each week)


Pickleball Guidelines:

  • 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)
  • Consider wearing gloves to the courts and avoid touching court gates, fences, benches, etc.
  • Also consider wearing gloves during play to avoid picking up pickleballs with your hands.
  • Use new pickleballs and a new grip or fresh tape on your paddle handle if possible.
  • Coordinate with your playing partner 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.
  • Limit your distance to six feet or more to other players.
  • Avoid contact with others, such as hand shaking and high fives.
  • Face coverings are required for indoor play.  Face coverings are also required if participating in outdoor group instruction.
  • During clinics, only the coach will be permitted to touch pickle balls.  Players can assist by rolling balls with foot to an area.
  • Open play will be singles play only.  Doubles is permitted if all players reside in the same household.
  • Use your paddle and foot to pick up pickleballs and transfer them to your opponent. If utilizing a raised net, hit the ball under the net to your opponent.
  • Avoid changing ends of the court.
  • Maintain proper social distancing from other players in between games and during time outs.
  • 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.
  • Thoroughly wash your paddles, grips, pickleballs, towels, clothes, bags, water bottles, and other items you have used or touched.