Pickleball

People Playing PickleballPickleball at the Recreation Center

during the COVID-19 Pandemic

We are slowly including Doubles Pickleball.  In doing so we are limiting the amount of players to 6 players per open court. If both courts are open, the 12 players can mix up play as long as advertised as Open play is on both courts.   

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 and will be required at check in upon arrival.

Players will be required to wear masks, into and leaving the Rec Center, in all common areas and when not playing.  Players  are not required to wear face coverings while playing, but certainly allowed to wear if desired.

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

We will issue 2 clean pickleballs per court, per session. They will be  returned and put in the "dirty ball" basket and cleaned/sanitized for future use.  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).

ALL PLAYERS WILL NEED TO USE OUR SIGN-UP GENIUS TO RESERVE A SPOT. 

- WALKINS WILL BE ALLOWED IF SPOTS ARE AVAILABLE OR AFTER 30 MINUTES OF START OF SESSION AND A PLAYER HAS NOT ARRIVED OR COMMUNICATED WITH THE REC DEPT. 

REGISTRATION FOR TIME SLOTS STARTS 3 DAYS PRIOR TO THE SESSION.  

CLICK ON ICON TO SIGN UP FOR A TIME SLOT TO PLAY!

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Mondays

  • 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Open Play (2 Courts)
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Open Play (1 Court)
  • 5:30 to 8 p.m. Open Play (1 Court)
  • 5:30 to 8 p.m. Advanced Play (1 Court)

Tuesdays

  • 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Open Play(2 Courts)
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1:30pm Open Play (1 Court)
  • 2:30p.m. to 4:30pm Beginner Play ( 1 Court)
  • 5:30 to 8 p.m. Open Play (1 Court)

Wednesdays

  • 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Open Play (2 Courts)
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Open Play (1 Court)
  • 5:30 to 8 p.m. Open Play (1 Court)
  • 5:30 to 8 p.m. Advanced Play (1 Court)

Thursdays

  • 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Open Play(2 Courts)
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1:30pm Open Play (1 Court)
  • 2:30p.m. to 4:30pm Beginner Play ( 1 Court)
  • 5:30 to 8 p.m. Open Play (1 Court)

Fridays

  • 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Open Play(2 Courts)
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1:30pm Open Play (1 Court)
  • 2:30p.m. to 4:30pm Beginner Play ( 1 Court)
  • 5:30 to 8 p.m. Open Play (1 Court)

Weekends

Are slated to reopen on November 21st.  Times will be dependent on programming.

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!