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Pickle ball is a paddle sport played on a badminton-sized court and can be described as a cross between tennis and ping-pong. It can be played as doubles or singles. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.  Sneakers are required. We will provide pickle ball paddles to beginners, returning participants are asked to provide their own paddle. 
Space is limited on a first come, first serve basis.  
The pickleball courts are located at 61 Springfield Rd.

Beginner: little to no experience 

Intermediate: mid-level in serving and volleying, somewhat inconsistent play.
Advanced: fast-paced challenging game. Consistent serve and ability to sustain play at the net.
Mixed: a blend of beginner/Intermediate/Advanced.

Wednesday morning mixed pickleball will be held outside. Pending weather pickleball may be moved into the Old Town Hall. 

Pickleball Play Day's to be scheduled in the spring of 2022.
We welcome all players with some pickleball experience and scoring knowledge.
Individual registration is required. 
Players may team up with the partner of their choice or pair up just prior to the start.
Upon arrival, to determine a team number, each team will pick out of a hat #1-8 
Each team is guaranteed 7 games (9 points) 


  • Dorothy Cresswell and Dusty Miller have lived in Belchertown for 20 years and taught public school in Leverett, MA for 25 years. Dorothy is a pickleball enthusiast, having learned the game in Florida this winter. Now she is ready to share what she has learned and hopefully grow an enthusiastic community of pickleball fans in Belchertown. Dorothy is a nationally board certified teacher. In retirement now, she directs the Happy Valley Children’s Chorus, “The Curious Giraffe Show,” The Healing Circle Singers, and Bridges Coffee House and Open Mic. She lives on Lake Arcadia and loves being in, on, and by the water.
  • Larry Davis has lived Belchertown for 35 years and retired from UMass Amherst. Larry loves pickle ball and while Dorothy is away for the winter, Larry will keep the enthusiasm growing for pickle ball. Larry's also loves windsurfing and kayaking.
  • Jennifer Whitehead was hooked from the start, two years ago, when she learned how to play pickleball. She has coached all ages in basketball for over 20 years and looks forward to teaching others the fun game of pickleball.

Registration Deadline
  • Deadline date is 5 days prior to the start of the program.
  • A $10.00 late fee applies to all registrations after the deadline
  • The instructor will be in contact if a make-up date is necessary
  • Thursday evening class 12/16 has been rescheduled for 12/30, 5:00-6:30pm

Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
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Winter 2022 - Beginner - Thursday Evenings 
18 and up N/A Th  01/06/2022 - 02/24/2022
06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

Old Town Hall
$50.00 Res, $55.00 Non-Res
0 seat(s) available
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Winter 2022 - Beginner - Wednesday Mornings 
18 and up N/A 01/19/2022 - 02/16/2022
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Old Town Hall
$35.00 Res, $40.00 Non-Res
2 seat(s) available
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Winter 2022 - Mixed - Wednesday Mornings 
18 and up N/A 01/19/2022 - 02/16/2022
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Old Town Hall
$35.00 Res, $40.00 Non-Res
0 seat(s) available
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