Pickleball

People Playing PickleballPickleball at the Recreation Center


All players will be required to fill out a Covid-19 Waiver upon first use of the Recreation Center.  Each person will be given a membership number which will be required at check in upon arrival.

Players  are not required to wear face coverings, but certainly allowed to wear if desired.

ALL PLAYERS SHOULD NOT PLAY or ARRIVE TO THE RECREATION FACILITY IF NOT FEELING WELL!

Paddles will still be available to borrow and will be handled the same, cleaned/sanitized for future use.

Water fountains are not available for use, but we did install a new touchless water bottle filler. Players supply water bottles. 

Hand sanitizer and full bathroom access is available for hand washing. 

Important:  In sticking with the States Guidelines and trying to limit transactions and passing of money/cards, we are requiring players to purchase punch cards ( 10 visits).  We will store and  hold on to your card and punch it at each visit.  We will advise you when your card has a few visits left.   $20 for Brunswick Residents and $30 or Non Residents.  ( players that sign up and don't show up, will be punched).

Mondays

  • 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Open Play
  • 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Open Play
  • 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Open Play
  • 5:30 to 8 p.m. Open Play

Tuesdays

  • 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Open Play
  • 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Open Play
  • 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Open Play

Wednesdays

  • 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Open Play
  • 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Open Play
  • 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Open Play
  • 5:30 to 8 p.m. Open Play

Thursdays

  • 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Open Play
  • 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Open Play
  • 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Open Play

Fridays

  • 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Open Play
  • 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Open Play
  • 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Open Play
  • 5:30 to 8 p.m. Open Play

Weekends

The Recreation Center is not open on the weekend from Memorial Day to Mid- November.

View the Recreation Center Schedule.

Fees

  • $2 Fee for Residents-Per Session
  • 3 Fee Non Residents-Per Session

See a description of the IFP ratings system (PDF).

Equipment

We have a selection of paddles and pickleballs for players to use during the session.

About Pickleball

Pickleball is a fun and exciting (and addictive) racquet sport, which differs from tennis by utilizing a court less than half the size of a tennis court. It is primarily played as a doubles sport which means each person only has to cover about ten feet of court side-to-side. The rules are few and simple and the game utilizes an underhand serve, perforated plastic ball and "no-smash zone," seven feet in front of the net which allows for an easy-to-learn sport with a slower finesse-style of play.

A pickleball court has the same dimensions as a badminton court (44 by 20 feet) with a net that is two inches lower than a tennis net. The sport is played with wooden or composite paddles that are about twice the size of a ping pong paddle and a perforated plastic ball similar to a whiffle ball.

Video

View a pickleball video on YouTube to get you familiar from CBS News.


"Pickleball" Is Such a Funny Name? How Was It Named?

Pickleball (at least one version) was named after the family cocker spaniel of one of the co-founders. Pickles would chase stray balls and hide in the bushes. So you see that it was "Pickle's ball". The name stuck. Learn about the History of Pickleball.

What Age Groups Play Pickleball

Pickleball is a lifetime sport. There are players from 9 to 90 playing and having fun at all levels of play.

I Have Never Played - Where Can I Learn to Play Pickleball?

Drop-ins are welcome at any of our play times. We are always glad to see new players and take time to teach you the basics of the game and get you started. You will find our players eager to help and lots of fun. We also have several demos throughout the year which are advertised in the paper and on our club site. Watch out - the game gets addictive and you will get hooked!