Pickleball is here!

Pickleball is a fun, low-impact version of tennis played on our indoor tennis courts at Emilson YMCA in Hanover and Hale Family YMCA (Quincy) field house.

Pickleball at the Y welcomes participants of any age, 16 and up, and any skill level. Rules and equipment will be available during scheduled hours, with game times available at both South Shore YMCA locations.

Pickleball Clinics & Classes

Learn the basic skills to play Pickleball in a FUN environment with our certified pros. Paddles and balls are provided if needed. Search and register for your Pickleball class or clinic at the Emilson YMCA (Hanover). SEARCH & REGISTER


Emilson Pickleball

  • Played inside on our indoor Tennis Courts (4 Pickle Ball courts) or in the Gymnasium
  • Please bring your own paddle if you own one.
  • Paddles and balls are provided for those who need them.



  • Open Drop-In: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 8:00am-11:00am
  • Open Drop-In: Thursdays 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Family Pickleball Drop-in: Thursdays 5:00pm-7:00pm
  • Cost: FREE for Y members

Hale Family YMCA (Quincy) Pickleball

  • Played inside in our Brigg’s Family Field House
  • Please bring your own paddle if you own one. Paddles will be provided for newcomers to use.
  • Contact: Nick Avery at


  • Open Drop-In: Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00am-Noon
  • Women-Only Drop-In: Tuesdays 2:45pm-4:00pm

NEW! Stay connected to Pickleball at the Emilson Y

Stay connected to Pickleball at the Emilson YMCA in Hanover with the app TeamReach. On TeamReach, you can learn about Pickleball happenings, connect with other Pickleball players, sign up for drop-in sessions, and more. To join TeamReach, download the app and use the code group code "PickEmilson". (At this time TeamReach is not available for our Hale Family YMCA (Quincy)) TeamReach App

Pickleball Basics

  1. A fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong.
  2. Played both indoors or outdoors on a badminton-sized court and a slightly modified tennis net.
  3. Played with a paddle and a plastic ball with holes.
  4. Played as doubles or singles.
  5. Can be enjoyed by all ages and skill levels

Check out this video from the USA Pickleball Association to see Pickleball in action!