It's time to 
Meet your Match

1ST aNNUAL
AKRON AREA YMCA
pICKLEBALL tOURNAMENT

Click HERE to Register On-Line

Stop in to Lake Anna to register in person:
500 W. Hopocan Ave, Barberton, Oh 44203

Ask Jim Sawin for more information
330-745-9622   jims@akronymca.org 

Tournament style (single or double elimination)
will be determined on the day of the event,
before the tournament begins.

  Friday, Sept. 29
9:00 a.m.

@ lAKE aNNA y 

Mixed Doubles!

Players must be 60 or older! 

Awards for Top 3 teams!

T-shirts!
Refreshments!

space is limited


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pickleball

No experience, partner or pickle required

With its tongue firmly in its cheek, the United States of America Pickleball Association (USAPA) website describes “Pickleballmania” as a “highly contagious, progressive, and incurable disease."   


But, let's just hold off calling the doctor.  Pickleball is a healthy, fun, and great way to meet new people.  True, it's possibly addictive.  But, we say Y-not?

It's FREE to Y-members.
It's FREE to Silver Sneakers members.
It's only $5 per session for a guest to play.

  • You don't need a partner.
  • Previous knowledge is not required.  It's easy to learn and we'll teach you.

WATCH the VIDEO


What is pickleball?

In its simplest terms, pickleball is a cross between tennis, badminton, ping-pong. It's played on an indoor or outdoor court, that's about 1/2 the size of a tennis court with a lower net.  

Although there are varying stories concerning its origin, most agree that the game was created on an island off the coast of Washington state.  A couple of golfing dads returned home to play with their children in a rousing game of badminton, but could not find the shuttlecock.  A wiffle ball was used instead.

Later, badminton rackets were replaced with something a bit sturdier (like an enlarged ping-pong paddle), the net was lowered and official rules were developed.

As for the pickle association?  That story varies.  But, one of the creators had a cocker spaniel who kept running after and stealing the straying wiffle balls.

The dog's name? Pickle.    





how is it played?  (The official rules)  
Just the mere Basics:

The Two Bounce Rule
The ball must bounce twice, once on each side of the court, before players can hit the ball in the air

The game of Pickleball is usually played to a score of 11. The winning team must win by two points or play continues until one team wins by 2. 

Serving
The server must serve underhand making contact with the ball below the waist. 

Calling Lines
Players should call the lines on their side of the net and opponents will do the same on their side.  Remember it is only a game. 


where is it played?

LAKE ANNA YMCA
Tuesdays and Thursdays
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
in the gym
GREEN FAMILY YMCA
Tuesdays and Thursdays
12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
in the gym

KOHL FAMILY Y @ UNIVERSITY PARK

Mon/Wed/Friday
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Tuesdays and Thursdays
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

* You do not need to come at the beginning or stay the whole time.



More Information

Contact Information

Akron Area YMCA
50 S. Main Street, Ste. LL 100
Akron, Ohio 44308
(330) 376-1335