Pickleball at Wells Ave Y Pickleball at Wells Ave Y

The West Suburban YMCA stands as the premier pickleball destination, boasting nine indoor courts, six seasonal courts, and a vibrant pickleball community. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned player, you can discover the excitement of pickleball through open gym play, instructional clinics, or by joining a league for an unparalleled pickleball experience!

Pickleball Open Play

At our Y, we offer drop-in pickleball open play, where participants engage in doubles matches. Our courts are specifically designated for players of all levels, including beginners, intermediates, and advanced players. While we provide some balls and paddles, we recommend bringing your own equipment for optimal enjoyment. 

Pickleball during open play gym hours is complimentary for WSYMCA members. Non-members are required to pay the guest pass fee, which ranges from $15 to $20. Please be aware that pickleball open play gym hours are predetermined. Any pickleball played outside of these hours is subject to approval by the Director of Athletics or the gym monitor on duty. Kindly check in with them. Thank you.

Church Street Indoor Courts

3 Pickleball courts are available at our Church St gymnasium for open play. Drop in and play!

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (3 nets) 
12:30 - 2:30 PM (1-2 nets)

Mondays & Fridays
12:00 - 3:00PM (1-2 nets)

Please note, there will be NO pickleball on holidays or school vacation weeks.

Contact Paige Willis for more information.

Wells Avenue Indoor Courts

6 Pickleball courts are available during open play at our Wells Ave location. Come join the pickleball community!

5:30 - 7 AM (3-6 nets) 
7 - 2:30 PM (6 nets)

Saturday & Sundays: 
7 - 6 PM (3 nets)

We now offer pickleball open play on outdoor courts! See more details, below.

Contact Michael Cornish for more information.

Outdoor Courts Close to The Wells Ave Y

We are excited to announce that we are now offering pickleball open play on outdoor courts! Courts are located in close proximity to the Wells Ave Y, located at 100 Carlson Avenue, Newton, MA 02459 on UMAS Mt. Ida campus. There are 6 nets, and we will have the same rotational system as we have for our indoor courts. There is a check-in desk located at the courts for your convenience. 

Play is weather depending. Free for WSYMCA members, and non-members must pay the guest pass fee ($15 or $20).

Morning Weekday Hours: 3 days a week 
Monday: 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM 
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM 
Friday: 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM 

Evening Weekday Hours: 5 days a week 
Monday – Friday 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM 

Weekend Hours: 
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM 

Location and Information:
  • Click here for a map to the UMASS Mt. Ida courts from the Wells Ave Y. You can drive and park right up next to the courts. The address is 100 Carlson Ave, Newton MA 02459.
  • There is limited seating, so please bring your own chair (lawn chair, beach chair, etc.) 
  • Please remember to bring your own water and water bottle, as there are no water fountains up at the courts. 
  • For bathrooms, you will enter through the main entrance of the UMASS Mt. Ida recreation center/athletics facility, which is one building down from the courts.

Gymnasium Schedules

Pickleball Clinics

Get hooked and develop as a player. This introductory clinic is held at the Wells Ave Y. Stay tuned for next offering.

Pickleball League & Tournaments

Our league play is a fun way to stay active, be competitive, and make new friends and connections. Stay tuned for next season's details.

Pickleball Open Gym Rules

Everyone must display good sportsmanship. This includes but is not limited to, unsportsmanlike conduct, profanity, “trash-talking”, equipment misuse or the destruction of YMCA equipment. Any violation of these rules or directives by YMCA staff and facility monitors may result in suspension or loss of membership or gym privileges. 

Any physical or verbal abuse to any staff member or participant may result in loss of membership or suspension of gym privileges. 

Non-marking athletic shoes must be worn at all times. No boots, dark soled, or outside shoes allowed. 

Do not lean pull or sit against the curtain divider. 

Please walk along the sides of the gym while programs are in progress. 

Play with ALL skill levels. Good sportsmanship is the rule. 

We have a limited supply of rackets. Please bring your own if you are able. We supply balls. Please return all balls to the basket after play. 

There are designated paddle racks in the waiting area for advanced and beginner players to show who is up next. Please do not move anyone’s paddle. 

Games are played to 7, 9, or 11 points depending on the amount of people waiting. 

Please rotate off to the waiting area when your game is finished. If nobody is waiting for the next game, winners can stay on (3 games max when crowded). 

If the ball is out and it’s on your side, call it out. If it’s close, give the benefit to your opponent. Never make calls for your opponent’s side of the court. 

No Food or Drinks (except water) are permitted in the gymnasium. 

Gym users agree to leave the premises in as good or better condition than which existed prior to their usage. All trash must be disposed of properly. There are trash bins on every single court. 

The Y is not responsible for any lost or stolen Items. Please use personal lockers or the locker room to store belongings and keep belongings in eyesight at all times. 

Gym users, 11-year-old and younger, must be accompanied by an adult. 

Please refer to our website for the most up-to-date open gym hours. 

Report all injuries to YMCA staff. Please remember to be kind, have fun, and be respectful!


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Paige Willis

Assistant Director of Sports and Recreation- Church St
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Michael Cornish

Sports Coordinator- Wells Ave