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Practicing a recreational sport has multiple benefits for adults, just as they do for kids and teens. Some of the benefits of practicing sports as an adult are stress management, self-esteem, motivation and improved physical and mental health. 

Sports also provide opportunities for social connection and building community, which can be just as important. From young adults to seniors, we offer something for everyone!

For adults, we offer:

  • Outdoor Soccer

  • Softball

  • Pickleball

  • Racquetball

  • Tennis

Check out all the details to enroll in any of our Ys in Greensboro, NC, Jamestown or Rockingham County below. We can’t wait to see you again!


Outdoor Soccer

Offered at multiple times of the year!

Questions? Contact Channah Valkos, Sports Director at: [email protected] or 336.387.9622.


Offered during the summer!

Questions? Contact Antoine Hawkins, Association Sports Director at: [email protected] or 336.854.8410.


Pickleball is offered at Bryan Y, Eden Y, Ragsdale Y, Reidsville Y and Spears Y.

Once you’ve played it, the attraction of pickleball—for seniors, especially—is clear. It’s fast-paced, low-impact, and familiar; anyone who’s played a racquet sport before can quickly get the hang of it. Because the court is small (it can fit into half or even a third of a tennis court), and doubles games are standard, players run a lot less than they would in tennis.

Pickleball Team at the Bryan YMCA

Come play pickleball at the Bryan Y! Anyone is welcome to join and participate.

When? Starting September 7th. Tuesday and Thursday from 1pm-3pm.

Questions? Contact Steven Britton at [email protected].


Pickleball Team at the Eden YMCA

Come join the pickleball team at the Eden Y! Anyone is welcome to join and participate. All you need is a competitive spirit!

When? Monday through Thursday from 11am to 1pm in the Youth Gym.

Questions? Contact Pete Baker at [email protected].


Pickleball at the Ragsdale YMCA

Click the link below for the Ragsdale YMCA's Pickleball schedule!

Pickleball and Gym Schedule (Downloadable PDF)

Questions? Contact Colleen McTygue at [email protected].


Pickleball at the Spears YMCA

Pickleball Hours: Monday - Friday 9am-3pm.

Questions? Contact Margaret Hazen at [email protected].



Offered at the Eden YMCA!

The following policy has been developed to ensure that every Y member has the opportunity to enjoy the racquetball courts:

A member 16 and over may reserve a court up to and no more than three (3) times per week and only once a day. Members 14 and 15 may reserve courts with professional or full-time staff approval only. Any member under 16 may play with an adult at any time. A player may play in only one time slot per day. This is to ensure that three or four people cannot dominate court time. Reservations for the day will be taken beginning at 5:00 a.m. Anyone who wishes to reserve the court for 5:00 a.m. may call after 6:00 p.m. the previous night.

Thank you very much for your cooperation concerning this policy. We feel it will allow each of our members the maximum opportunity to enjoy the courts.

For more information, please contact Pete Baker at 336.623.8496.

Racquetball courts will close promptly at 9pm Monday - Thursday, 7:45pm on Friday and 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Protective eyewear must be worn while playing racquetball. Eyewear can be checked out at the front desk for no charge by leaving your YMCA membership card.


We offer tennis for adults at the Western Rockingham and Eden YMCAs.


  • 4 lighted clay courts

To reserve a court, please call the front desk at 336.623.8496.


  • Members: Free
  • Non-members: a guest pass for $10.

Fall, Winter, Spring Leagues are available for men, please contact the front desk for details.

Also, the YMCA works in conjunction with Rockingham County Tennis Association to offer youth lessons and other activities.


Adult Tennis Lessons with Coach B
Rockingham County YMCAs


Tuesdays: 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12

$40 YMCA Members; $60 Potential Members

Eden Family YMCA, 301 S. Kennedy Street, Eden, NC 27288

Registration Deadline
Friday, August 6th
($10 Late Registration Fee will be applied after September 17th)
Register at the Eden or Western Rockingham YMCA or online.

Important Information
Learn and improve tennis skills while getting exercise and having fun! Be sure to wear athletic clothing and tennis shoes. Bring a labeled water bottle and racquet.

About Coach B:
Coach Bitrus Istifanus is a tennis teaching professional who has worked with both youth and adults in the Greensboro and Rockingham County community for over 25 years. A native of Nigeria, Coach B played four years of collegiate tennis for Saint Augustine University in Raleigh, NC.

Questions? Please contact Kia L. Mason, Regional Sports Director at: [email protected] or 336.342.3307 for
more information.

Online registration is closed, but registrations are still being accepted in-person. Please contact your branch for more info!

Details and Registration Form (Downloadable PDF)


Western Rockingham YMCA

  • 2 indoor tennis courts

To reserve a court, call the front desk at 336.427.9622.


  • Member: $4 per member*
  • Non-Members: *For non-members, the player must purchase a guest pass for $10 and pay the $4 court fee.

Winter Leagues for men and women are offered, please contact the front desk for details.

The YMCA also works in conjunction with Rockingham County Tennis Association to offer youth lessons and other activities.