YMCA Adult Sports programs offer fun ways for men and women ways to stay active, get fit and explore new hobbies. Whether you are a seasoned athlete or just looking to explore a new hobby, we have something for you! From karate to pickleball, the YMCA offers a variety of adult sports leagues and programs that provide fun and healthy activities for adults of all fitness levels.
Pickleball (Open Play)
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 combines elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis and is easy to learn!
We provide daily open play court times at the Wausau Branch.
Program Gym schedule (Social/Advanced Pickleball, Family Gym, Volleyball, Group exercise)
Field House schedule (Social Pickleball, Adult Basketball, Open Gym)
We provide open play and advanced level court times at the Aspirus Branch -View Aspirus Gym Schedule Call Stephanie at 715-841-1854 for court information.
Come have fun on our courts! Basketball reservations are no longer needed.
Adult Pick-up Basketball
Hit the hardwood. Adult pick-up basketball games are back. Court times for games at both our Wausau Branch Field House and at the Aspirus Branch Gym. Come join the friendly competition. MASKS REQUIRED! Ages: 18 and older
Morning Games 5:00 am- 7:00 am & 11:00 am- 1:00 pm Monday, Wednesday & Friday (WAUSAU BRANCH)
Evening Games 5:00 pm- 7:00 pm Tuesday & Friday (ASPIRUS BRANCH)
General Rules for the Court
To ensure that everyone gets to play and to help move games along, we provide the following rules: Participants must be age 18 and over (any exceptions due to low number of participants must be approved by YMCA staff before entering the gymnasium). The first 10 participants physically in the gymnasium will be the first 5 v 5 game. The next 5 participants in the gymnasium will play the winner. Games are played to a maximum of 7 points Winners will stay on the court if 30 or fewer participants are in the gymnasium. If the court becomes crowded, the winner stays rules need to be modified: Games switch to “two and out” once the 31st participant enters the gymnasium. Once a session goes to “two and out” it remains that way until there are 30 or less participants.
Men's Monday Night Basketball League
(Not currently offered) 4-on-4 basketball games organized in a league format. The regular season will feature a round robin amongst all teams capped by a playoff night featuring the top 4 regular season teams. Registration and team fee of $175. The first 8 teams registered are guaranteed a spot. Games are on Monday evenings at the Aspirus Branch starting at 6:30 pm. League schedules will be available as soon as possible once registration closes.
Racquetball emphasizes fun, skill development, sportsmanship, and teamwork in a positive environment. Both our branches feature multiple courts available for play or reservation for Y members.
Courts can be reserved for racquetball, paddleball and handball. Members can only reserve one advance court time and one same day court time. Showing up later than 10 minutes to a reservation can result in forfeiture of court reservation. Please call to cancel if not able to make reservation time. Groups are not to exceed a 2-hour reservation.
Racquetball racquets may be rented for $2.00 at the Member Service Center. Protective eyewear is strongly recommended and may be purchased at sports equipment stores. Loaner eyewear is available at the Member Service Center.
RACQUETBALL LEAGUES (Members only) All skills levels – challenge and meet new people. Beginners welcome! Men and women’s beginners, intermediate and advanced. Players referee and arrange their own matches.
Coed handball, racquetball and paddleball. Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm (Racquetball),
Wednesdays from 6 pm - 8 pm (Paddleball) in courts 1 & 2.
Racquetball challenge courts open to all levels. Wednesdays from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. on courts 1 & 2.
To reserve your court time, please call:
Wausau Branch- 715-845-2177
Aspirus Branch- 715-841-1850
· No non-member reservations will be allowed. If a day pass has been purchased, use of the courts is allowed.
· Members can reserve 1 advance court time and 1 same day court time. No back-to-back reservations are allowed. Reservations can be made up to five days in advance.
· Members are permitted to schedule their next court reservation after their current court play or after cancelling a scheduled court time.
· Single play is allowed, however, pair play take precedence. Single play/individual use may not reserve court time.
· Members must supply both player names in reservation.
RACQUETBALL COURT POLICY
· Eye protection must be worn by members 18 and under and is available for no charge at the Member Service Center.
· Street clothes are not permitted. Y appropriate gym attire including non-marking soled tennis or court shoes only.
· Excessive screaming or loud abusive language will not be tolerated.
· Those 10- 15 years of age must complete lessons to have non-supervised court time.
SIM MU DO KARATE
(Not currently offered)
(4 yrs. to adult) – Children will learn to defend themselves standing up and on the ground. Class introduces Tae Kwon Do, Hopkido and Ju Jitsu. Self defense skills will build confidence and promote leadership skills in adults and children to help them succeed in life. This class is for beginners and advanced belt levels. Uniforms may be purchased through the instructor. Additional test fee for certification. Saturday classes at Wausau Branch.