Real Dill Competition
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Player Skill Level
We recommend competitive players are at a skill level of 3.5 and up.
$10 per person per tournament
$20 per person per tournament
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.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
We follow the official rules set up by the USA Pickleball Association.
No, we provide the paddles and balls for the tournament. However, you're welcome to bring your own equipment if you prefer.
No, we'll be happy to match you up with another player or one of our skilled staff members.
Wear comfortable athletic clothing and shoes that are appropriate for outdoor or indoor activity.
The tournament typically lasts 2-3 hours, depending on the number of players.
Yes, though if they are not a member of the YMCA they will need to pay for a guest pass.