The YMCA of Greater Brandywine is announcing the opening of a dedicated pickleball facility slated to open in summer 2023. The YMCA Pickleball Center at Downingtown facility will bring the organization’s total to 52 pickleball courts – 32 indoor and 20 outdoor. The new facility further cements YGBW as the home for pickleball in Chester County.
“We are excited to add a dedicated facility for pickleball play,” shares Jackie Canan, Senior Director of Pickleball at YGBW.
The new Pickleball Center will help meet the growing demand for more court time from current YGBW members. The Center will be open more than 80 hours per week and offers nine dedicated pickleball courts.
To play at the Pickleball Center, a membership is required. A limited number of memberships will be sold in order to provide a positive member experience and manage demand for court time. Presales open on Monday, April 3 at 12 PM, and special promotions are available for the first 500 members who join.
The YMCA of Greater Brandywine has plans to add additional pickleball courts in the latter half of 2023 will be hosing the Association of Pickleball Professionals (APP) Philadelphia Open in August.
“I am excited to see where this sport continues to go,” shares President and CEO Denise Day, “and to continue to introduce new players to the game. We host regular introductory classes for those looking to learn how to play pickleball as well as private lessons for those looking to build their skills.”
Why pickleball is taking place at the YMCA.