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YMCA Arlington Tennis & Pickleball Center

At the YMCA Arlington Tennis & Pickleball Center, everything truly begins at love all. In addition to being the score at the start of your match, this is the YMCA’s approach to serving members and strengthening community; both of which are central to the YMCA’s mission. On this webpage you will find updated information about YMCA racquet sports programs and services, in addition to the facility hours of operation and information on how you can become a new member. Child Watch services are available at YMCA Arlington. If you have questions or would like assistance, please call (703) 522-1700 or email atctennis@ymcadc.org. To support the YMCA’s impact across the Metropolitan Washington region, please click here.

Ready to join the YMCA Arlington Tennis & Pickleball Center community? Tennis and pickleball are two of the most popular racquet sports in the world and for good reason. Both sports offer a unique blend of physical exercise, strategic thinking, and competitive spirit that can provide players with a lifetime of enjoyment. 

We have eight indoor tennis courts and also offer pickleball as well! Our dedicated team keeps them well-maintained and ready for our members and guests of all experience levels to enjoy.

Enjoy Our Tennis Pavilion, Pro Shop, and Locker Rooms

Our tennis pavilion includes a spacious lobby, locker rooms, and a pro shop that carries the latest in tennis and squash equipment. But what really sets the YMCA Arlington Tennis & Pickleball Center apart is our experienced coaches and welcoming community. Our team includes some of the best in the business, with years of experience teaching players of all ages and skill levels. They are passionate about tennis and pickleball and are dedicated to helping players improve their games. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced player, they will work with you to develop your skills and take your game to the next level.

In addition to our experienced coaches, we have a vibrant and welcoming community that is not only passionate about tennis and pickleball but also building a positive community. Our members come from all walks of life, but they all share a love of the game. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced player, you’ll find that our community is encouraging and supportive. After a game, you are always welcome to attend social events, mixers, and tournaments throughout the year, which are great opportunities to meet new people and expand your network.

Private Lessons and Clinics Strengthen Your Skills

Our tennis lessons in Arlington are carefully designed to provide a well-rounded approach to the game. Private lessons are perfect if you would like a more personalized experience. They will carefully help you work on your footwork, balance, stances, stroke development, and game strategies. Since both live ball and dead ball drills are used, you will see how quickly your rallying and match play will get better and better.

For a more structured and progressive approach, we offer energetic clinics that are perfect for players of all skill levels. You’ll start with warm-up and feeding drills, followed by various games and structured drills to work on specific skills or strategies in doubles formation play. Trust us when we say you will get a great workout! There is no downtime between points, and you will experience continuous offense and defense movements. A game in the clinic is very aerobic and is sure to double as a high-energy workout.

Pickleball is a relatively new sport that is fun and fast-paced and that everyone can enjoy. This fun and refreshing game can be played at either our indoor or outdoor Pickleball courts in Arlington, and combines many elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. Our pickleball lessons are designed to cover the basic elements of the game, including serving, score keeping, and rules of play. Higher-level skills development, such as backcourt strokes and volley technique, are covered in subsequent sessions. Our experienced coaches will also help you develop strategy, partner play, footwork, and defensive considerations. Private lessons are most effective for new learners, but intermediate and advanced players can also benefit from one-on-one sessions.

Drop In Sessions Provide Opportunities to Practice Your Game With A Variety of Players

Check out our fun and engaging two to three-hour pickleball drop-in sessions. Games are segmented by skill level. This is a fun opportunity to play with a wide variety of other players and a perfect way to apply what you’ve learned in lessons or clinics. These sessions offer pure play, and you are encouraged to circulate and compete with different partners and opponents too help you understand every detail of the game while improving your skill level.

Racquet Sports Improve Your Fitness Level and Cardiovascular Health

Racquet sports are excellent forms of exercise that improve your cardiovascular fitness, balance, coordination, and overall agility. It’s a great way to stay active and healthy, and you’ll have fun doing it. Whether you’re looking to get in shape, stay in shape, or just have fun, racquet sports are excellent activities to get the job done. At the YMCA Arlington Tennis & Pickleball Center, we have a vibrant and welcoming community of players who love these games and are ready to share a friendly competitive game with you.

Squash another fast-paced and intense racquet sport we offer at our Arlington location, also provides a great workout and way to improve your hand-eye coordination, footwork, and reaction time. Our experienced coaches will work with you to develop your skills and take your squash game to the next level.

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced player, the YMCA Arlington Tennis & Pickleball Center is the best place to learn and improve your game. But why limit yourself to one? Try them all and see what you like to play the best. You might be surprised that you enjoy all three!

Check Our the YMCA Arlington Tennis & Pickleball Center Today

Join the YMCA Arlington Tennis & Pickleball Center today and experience everything it has to offer! At the Y, you can find your passion, and stay active and healthy in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced player, we’re here for you. Our experienced coaches and welcoming community make us one of the best places to learn and improve your game in Arlington.