A fun sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. It is played on a badminton court with a low net. Pickleball, easy for beginners, is becoming one of the fastest-growing sports for seniors.  All abilities and ages are welcome. Pickleball is FREE for Duneland Family YMCA Members.  

2 pickleball rackets with 3 plastic tennis balls on a pickleball court

Pickleball combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong and can be played singles or doubles. Playing pickleball allows you to work on your balance, agility, reflexes, and hand-eye coordination without putting excessive strains on your body. The game is fun, social, and friendly. Great for beginners and is easy to learn! Grab your friends and get your pickleball on!

The Duneland Family YMCA offers indoor Pickleball play along with introductory classes, and open play.

Adult Pickleball is held Monday-Friday from 7am-2pm and on select Sundays from 7:30am – 10:00am, in the North and South gyms. The North gym will be available beginning at 7am. The South gym will be available beginning at 10am. 


Members: Free                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Drop-In Fee: $3 per visit- Become a member and have joiner’s fee waived

Pickleball is one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States. It combines elements of badminton, tennis and ping pong and is played with solid paddles and a perforated ball similar to 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 can be played as singles or doubles. Doubles is the more common form of play. 

YMCA Members can play for free. Community participants can play by purchasing a $3 drop in fee per visit. If you are interested in becoming a member to play pickleball, stop by the Y to join and have your joiner’s fee waived.  

During open pickleball, players can join in on play at any time.

Paddles are not provided by the YMCA. Players are encouraged to wear athletic attire that allows for easy movement and sneakers or non-marking shoes. Tennis shoes are recommended as they provide the best stability for side-to-side movement. 

Looking for private lessons? Look no further. Try your hand at Pickleball with one of our 2-hour Pickleball 101 Lessons. 

Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Select Sundays from 7:30 – 10:00 am. Please see the dates below:

  • November 14
  • November 21
  • December 5
  • December 12
  • December 19

Where: North and South Gym

Chesterton Pickleball players are using Team Reach as a way to communicate with other Pickleball players. If you play Pickleball and are interested in staying connected, follow these steps: 

  1. Download the app, Team Reach, on the Apple App Store or Google Play
  2. Create an account
  3. Search: “Chesterton” and use the sign in code 46304.  
  4. Use the app to message other players, and stay in the know on times, locations, and games. 


New to the game of Pickleball? There will be two “newbie” classes held on the following dates:

  • Pickleball 101: Wednesday, December 8th, 12:00-2:00 pm

  • Pickleball 101: Friday, December 7th, 12:00-2:00 pm

Only 8 spots available! Register here.