Pickleball Anyone? Yucaipa Community Center is hosting Drop-in Pickleball on Thursdays

By on April 15, 2018

Pickleball is the newest rage in paddle sports and the city of Yucaipa is now making it available to community on Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Drop-in gym fees apply as follows:

Resident        Non-resident

Pickleball                Adult                                 $2.25                     $3.00

Pickleball Senior & Youth                              $1.25                     $1.50

Pickleball Punch Pass Adult                          $22.50                   $30.00

Pickleball Punch Pass Senior & Youth      $12.50                   $15.00

Pickleball is paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. It combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a wiffle ball, over a net.

Pickleball is a versatile sport. It can be played indoors or outdoors and it can be played as doubles or singles. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.

Pickleball was invented in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, a short ferry ride from Seattle, Washington. Three dads – Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum — with kids who were bored with their usual summertime activities — are credited for creating game. It has grown into a popular sport throughout the US and Canada as well as many European and Asian countries adding courts.

Contact the Yucaipa Recreation Department for any questions you might have or additional information you need at: 909-797-2489.