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 – Thursday | 12:00-2:00
  • Friday |  Not available
  • Saturday | 11:00-1:00
  • Sunday | 12:00-3:00


Open Court Times

Full court | All Levels
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday morning | 7am-11am
  • Wednesday afternoons | 4:30-5:30pm
  • Tuesday, Thursday afternoons | 12:00pm-2:00pm
* All availability is subject to change due to weather. If it is raining the gym may be closed to accommodate Summer Day Camp. Please call the front desk if you have questions.

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.
Contact | Paul Anderton

Mountain Brook

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


Pickleball Clinics 
Beginner | 1st Sunday: 1pm-3pm | 1st Wednesday: 6pm-8pm | YMCA Members-FREE, NonMembers-$25; registration required
Intermediate | 3rd Sunday: 1pm-3pm | YMCA Members-FREE, NonMembers-$25; registration required

Private Lessons Available.  Contact Michael Smith for information.


Pickleball Leagues
Join us for 7 week league play.  Double  formats only.  Participants can sign up with a partner or as a free agent to be matched with a partner.


Pickleball Tournament
There are no tournaments scheduled at this time, but stay tuned!

For pickleball information or questions, contact:
Michael Smith | msmith@ymcabham.org


Contact Mary Beth Hudson for more information.

Shades Valley

Open Court Time
Monday/Wednesday: 10am-1pm
Tuesday/Thursday: 6:45pm-9pm
Sunday: 12:30pm-2:30pm

Youth Pickleball Clinic (ages 11-14)
Want to learn to play pickleball? Join the fastest growing sport in the nation while you enjoy fun friendships with peers. Weekly one hour sessions with a certified instructor, referee, and coach. Reach out to contacts below for more information.

Branch contact
Senior Program 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