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Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in America. It combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong that equate it with an easy learning curve and fast gameplay. Pickleball is played on a court with a paddle and a small plastic ball with holes. It's not only easy to learn, but it offers both social and physical benefits, making it a popular choice for athletes of all ages.



Program Information


Pickleball doubles team ready up to return a shot


Meet New Opponents and Friends


Pickleball is a great way to meet new people and make friends. With its social aspects, you'll have the chance to bond over your shared enthusiasm for the game.




Pickleball doubles team enjoying a nice game at the Y


Healthy Activity Disguised as Play


Pickleball offers a low-impact workout that can improve your balance, coordination, and endurance. It's an excellent way to stay active and healthy.






Action shot of pickleball player post swing


Challenging for all Skill Levels


Pickleball is a fast-paced and challenging sport that can provide hours of fun and excitement for players of all skill levels.





Game Etiquette

Please exercise the YU's core values of respect, honesty, caring, and responsibility and treat fellow players with courtesy and kindness both on and off the court.



Eligibility and Pricing

Whether you're a seasoned pickleball player or new to the sport, our tournaments are open to everyone.



YMCA Members
$10 per person per tournament


Community Members
$20 per person per tournament




Pickleball News


The News Tribune: "Pickleball has 'exploded' in Pierce County"


“Pickleball has just exploded,” Shea said last week. “We see a huge demand. It’s a great way to be active, and the need for socialization is just huge right now, especially post-COVID.” For YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties, the challenge has been how to respond on a local level to the pickleball explosion.


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Real Dill Pickleball Tournaments Start This Month


What do Leonardo DiCaprio, Lebron James, Melinda Gates, and Jamie Foxx have in common? Pickleball! This is one of the fastest-growing sports in the U.S. due to its quick gameplay, social aspects, and accessibility.



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Frequently Asked Questions


What are the rules?

We follow the official rules set up by the USA Pickleball Association.

Do I need to bring my own equipment?

No, we provide the paddles and balls for the tournament. However, you're welcome to bring your own equipment if you prefer.

Do I need a partner to participate?

No, we'll be happy to match you up with another player or one of our skilled staff members.

What should I wear to the tournament?

Wear comfortable athletic clothing and shoes that are appropriate for outdoor or indoor activity.

How long does a tournament last?

The tournament typically lasts 2-3 hours, depending on the number of players. 

Can guests come to the games?

Yes, though if they are not a member of the YMCA they will need to pay for a guest pass.