Swim, Sports & Play


Pickleball is a fun low impact racquet sport that incorporates elements of badminton and tennis for two or four players. It’s an easy-to-learn game that is played on a court similar to a tennis court but half the size. Pickleball is fun for players of all ages and level of activity that can start slow for beginners or pick up the pace for advanced players. Enjoy the camaraderie of a social game, or get a taste of competitive play.

Choose your desired branch below for Pickleball schedules and availability.


Open Court Times
Monday:  11am – 1pm & 6pm – 8pm
Tuesday:  11am – 1pm
Wednesday 11am – 1pm & 6pm – 8pm
Thursday:  11am – 1pm
Saturday:  7am – 12 pm
Sunday:  3pm – 6pm


Open Court Times
Beginners | Tuesday & Thursday: 7am-10am
Intermediate | Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 7am-12pm
Family Play | Friday: 5pm-7pm

For information on clinics, please contact Cassie Davis.


Open Court Times
5am-8am: 1 court available for reservation
8am-11am: 2 courts available for reservations
11am-1pm: 1 court available for reservation
1pm-3pm: 2 courts available for reservations
*Sign up at the front desk to make a reservation.
Clinics for 2023 coming soon!
Contact | Paul Anderton

Mountain Brook

Open Court Times
Monday-Friday | 8am-3pm
Sunday | 12pm-3pm

Clinics (YMCA Members Only)
Beginner Mini | Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:30am-11:00am | FREE; no registration required
Beginner | 1st Sunday and Wednesday: 1pm-3pm | FREE; registration required
Intermediate | 3rd Wednesday: 6pm-8pm | FREE; registration required

Private Lessons Available.  Contact Michael Smith for information.

Pickleball Tournament
Single-day tournament format. Doubles only, no singles bracket. Sign up as a team or as a free agent and be partnered with another free agent. Only two brackets: skill level 3.5 and under; 3.5 and over.

Date | January 29, 2023
Time | 8am-6pm
Ages:  | 18+
Cost | $50 YMCA Members | $100 Non-Members

Contact | Michael Smith

Registration opens December 5 for YMCA Members and December 12 for Non-Members.  Registration closes January 25.


Information coming soon!

Shades Valley

Open Court Time
Tuesday: 7pm-8:30pm
Thursday: 5:30pm-8pm
Sunday: 1pm-3pm

Branch contact
Wellness Director: Rachel Freeman rfreeman@ymcabham.org
Pickleball Instructor: Stan Brown mrjstanbrown@gmail.com


Open Court Time
Monday, Wednesday Friday: 8am-12pm
Monday-Friday (advanced): 5am-7am

Beginner Clinic and Play
Tuesday & Thursday: 8:30am-10:30am

Contact: (205) 655.2224