Come play pickleball!
This fun paddle sport combines elements of tennis, ping pong, and badminton, and it’s one of the fastest growing sports in the United States!
Our gymnasium offers four indoor pickleball courts. The local pickleball community is very active and players of all levels are welcome on our courts.
PATH Recreation & Fitness Center is open to the public. Options for play include All Access membership, monthly recreation pass, drop-in fee or court rental; choose what works for you!
All Access membership: All Access include full membership at PATH Recreation & Fitness Center and Powell Wellness Center (also located in Culpeper). All Access members enjoy free court access during scheduled open court times.
Monthly rec pass: Includes admission to scheduled open court times, and use of the perimeter walking track & ping pong, air hockey & cornhole. Monthly rec pass pricing: student 16-24 – $20*; adult – $40, couple/family of 2* – $68, family (up to 5 members*) – $78, adult 62 & older – $36, adult couple 62 & older – $60. (* – please note that students must have proof of attendance and family of 2 and family memberships include youth up to age 24 residing at the same address with proof of residence.)
Drop-in play: Youth 4-12 – $5; youth 13-17 – $7, adult 18-61 – $10, adult 62 & older – $7, family of up to 5 members – $30.
Court rental: To arrange a court rental, please call our front desk at 540-825-0000. The rate is $20/hour for two players (additional players must pay the center drop-in fee). All Access members receive a 10% discount on court rental.
Equipment: Most players bring their own equipment, but if you are just starting out, our front desk has paddles and balls.
Stop by or give us a call at 540-825-0000 with any questions!
OPPORTUNITIES FOR PLAY
A program for beginning players that is offered on Tuesdays, 6-7 pm, with coach Larry Horner. This is a free program that gives participants an introduction to the rules of the game, with time on the court for drills and guided game play. Immediately following each weekly session, two courts available at no charge for open play for one hour. Paddles and balls are available for participants in Pickleball 101.
OPEN COURT TIME FOR PICKLEBALL
Typically several multi-hour blocks of time during the week are available pickleball play in the mornings and evenings for both mixed level and beginner level players. For details, please check the monthly schedule (link at right). Players rotate into play if courts are busy. All Access members and monthly recreation pass holders play for free; drop-ins are also welcome.
DROP-IN PLAY (first come, first served)
Courts are open for basketball, pickleball and other uses on a first come, first served basis in the mornings (typically 5 am – 9 am) and early afternoons (typically noon – 3 pm). All Access members and monthly recreation pass holders play for free; drop ins are welcome.
Did you know that playing pickleball is FUN and GOOD FOR YOU?
- Maintains or develops balance and agility
- Burns calories
- Tones and strengthens muscles
- Reduces risk of cardiovascular disease
- Improves mood and mental health
A 2018 study by researchers at Western Colorado University followed 15 male and female pickleball players who played 3 times a week, for one hour each time, for six weeks. Health indicator measurements saw improvements in blood pressure, cholesterol and cardiorespiratory fitness levels. Link to study
Check out the sport rules & finer points of play on the US Pickleball Association website!