PICKLEBALL

BECOME A PART OF THE FASTEST GROWING SPORT IN AMERICA!

Pickleball combines elements of badminton, tennis, and ping pong and is played with solid paddles and a perforated ball like a wiffle ball on a short solid court with a low net. With a shorter court and lightweight paddles, pickleball is a game that can be enjoyed by all ages and played as singles or doubles. Doubles is the more common form of play. We offer indoor Pickleball lessons for Beginners, Intermediate, and above. This program is exclusively offered to members at no additional cost and we offer rackets you can check out. 

INDOOR PICKLEBALL LESSONS FOR BEGINNERS

Want to learn how to play pickleball?  It is Americas fastest growing sport with over 4 million players. The West Cook YMCA has just the program to get you ready for summer pickleball.  This 4-week session will teach you the basics of pickleball including serving, scoring, and rules.  Taught by Kelly T. Frank a USA Pickleball and Professional Pickleball Registry Member. Registration is required. Players will register for (4) 1.5-hour sessions.

Session Dates 

  • April 1-28
  • April 29-May 26

Session

Fridays: 8:00 am-9:30 am

Sundays: 2:00 pm-3:30 pm

INDOOR PICKLEBALL LESSONS FOR INTERMEDIATE LEVEL AND ABOVE PLAYERS

Do you want to take your pickleball game to the next level.  The West Cook YMCA has Intermediate Pickleball Lessons.  Do you love Pickleball?  Are you daydreaming about your next game?  Have you been playing pickleball but want to learn more pickleball strategy and winning techniques then Intermediate Lessons can turbo-charge your game.  This class is intended for advanced beginners who already know the rules and play pickleball regularly. This 4-week session will teach you advanced pickleball strategy, better shot selection, serving tips and game winning techniques through advanced drills and game situations. Taught by Kelly T. Frank, a USA Pickleball and Professional Pickleball Registry Member. Registration is required. Players will register for (4) 1.5-hour sessions.

Session Dates 

  • April 1-April 28
  • April 29-May 26

Day and Time

Tuesdays from 7:00pm-8:30pm

INTERMEDIATE AND ABOVE INDOOR PICKLEBALL OPEN COURT

West Cook YMCA is excited to offer 1-hour pickleball court reservations and open play for intermediate and above levels. No instructor is available during this time. Reservations are required for one-hour time in either court 1 or 2. Up to 4 people per court. Each person needs to make a reservation.

 

Session Dates

April 1-May 26

 

Day and Time

Mondays: 8:30 am-10:30 am

Saturdays: 12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Sundays: 12:00 pm-2:00 pm

MEET OUR PICKLEBALL INSTRUCTOR

Frank Kelly Pickleball Instructor
KELLY T. FRANK

Kelly T. Frank is a lifelong resident of the western suburbs of Chicago.  He has coached basketball, baseball, soccer, and softball.  He is a licensed auctioneer, basketball referee, and certified pickleball instructor. Currently he is a member of the Professional Pickleball Registry and USA Pickleball Member.