Parkinson's & Pickleball

THE IDEAL ACTIVITY TO FIGHT PARKINSON'S

The fastest growing sport in the country.

Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the country, especially for baby boomers. It is also outstanding therapy for those diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and their loved ones. Pickleball combines hand and eye coordination with simple movement that has helped thousands with PD manage their symptoms and continue to live a normal life. A cross between tennis, badminton and ping pong, it is played on a regulation court with specially designed paddles and balls. Pickleball can be played as singles or doubles, inside or out-of-doors. Pickleball promises to change your life, coming to a court near you.


“The Pittsburgh Pickleball Classic”

A Tournament Benefiting Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania

June 23, 24, 25
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
url: www.pickleballclassic.org

Benefits of Pickleball

Folks are turning to Pickleball all over the country, as a way to stay active and help manage symptoms.

“Exercise is a realistic and practical way to fight Parkinson’s disease.”
- American Parkinson Disease Association

Laurel Beitsinger of Economy Borough, discussing husband Barry’s experience with Pickleball & Parkinson’s Disease.

“Pickleball allowed him to stay off of meds for about a year or so, and because it keeps him moving, it keeps his symptoms at bay.”

Read the full article about the Beitsingers below, as well as links to other relevant articles.

Pickleball Magazine

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For your convenience here is a list of available courts. As time and availability may vary, please contact the venue directly. PFWPA encourages you and your loved ones to get involved and start your own league.

Pittsburgh Area Pickleball Courts

Bethel Park Community Center: 5151 Park Avenue 15102 3 Indoor Pickleball Courts Player Est. 30. Open to Public: Contact Cathy Muscato Phone: 412-851-2910 Schedule: Mon. 9:30-12, Wed. & Fri. 12:30-2:30 Players of all levels welcome.
Visit http://bethelpark.net/community_center_home.cfm to learn more.

South Pointe Courthouse Canonsburg: 281 Georgetown Rd 15317 3 Indoor Pickleball Courts Player Est. 25. Private Contact: Matt Gigliotti Phone: 724-416-7143 Schedule: MWF noon-3:00 Fee: $5 drop-in; $40 for ten visits. Call for updated schedule.
Visit http://www.playsouthpointe.com/ to learn more.

Rose E Schneider Family YMCA Cranberry Township: 2001 Ehrman Road 16066 6 Indoor Pickleball Courts Player Est 40. Member Contact: Brad Pontius Phone: 724-452-9122 x217 Schedule: Mon 9-11, 3 courts 11-3, 6 courts. Tues. 11-1 3 courts, Wed, Thurs., & Fri. same as Mon. Fee: Free to members. $10 for guests. Comment: Summer Pickleball Schedule: Mon. 11-3, 3 courts, Wed. 6 P.M.-9 P.M , 6 courts, Thurs. & Fri. 11-3, 3 courts. Call for updated schedule.
Visit http://rose.bcfymca.org/ to learn more.

Keystone Health Club East Pittsburgh: 655 Braddock Ave 15112 1 indoor court Player Est. 8 Member Contact: Gail Evans-Potter Phone: 412-349-0777 Schedule: Sun. 12-3, Tues. 11-2, Fri. 1-4 Fee: Free to members. $6 drop in fee. Call for updated schedule.
Visit http://www.keystonehealthclub.com/ to learn more.

Sampson Family YMCA Holiday Park: 2200 Route 286 15239 3 Indoor Pickleball Courts Player Est. 8 Member. Contact: Mike Monstrola Phone: 724-327-4667 Schedule: Tuesday & Thursday 1-3. Friday 7:00 P.M.-8:45 P.m. Fee: Free to members. $5 for guests. This is a new site and needs all levels of pickleball players. Call for updated schedule.
Visit http://www.ymcaofpittsburgh.org/sampson/ to learn more.

Indiana County YMCA Indiana: 60 N Ben Franklin Rd 15701 3 Indoor Pickleball Courts Player Est. 28 Member. Contact: Sara McLay Phone: 724-463-9622 Schedule: MWF 1:00---3:00 PM and Thursday 7:00--8:30 PM Fee: none. YMCA membrship required. Guests are allowed with limitation. Call for updated schedule.

Monroeville Community Park West: 2399 Tilbrook Rd 15146 2 Outdoor, 2 Indoor Pickleball Courts Player Est. 20 Public Contact: Maria Piantanida Phone: 412241-2747 Schedule: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 9:00- 12:00, Tues. 5 to dusk Outside tennis courts lined for pickleball play. Call for updated schedule.
Visit http://www.monroeville.pa.us/parks/monroeville_west.htm to learn more.

SportsZone Murrysville: 4491 School Road South 15668 3 Indoor Pickleball Courts Player Est 12 Public Contact: Jim and Janet Troxell Phone: 724-325-1359 Schedule: Monday & Thursday 9:30 to 11:30 AM Fee: $4 drop in. Call for updated schedule.
Visit http://murrysvillesportzone.com/ to learn more.

Allegheny Valley YMCA Natrona Heights: 5021 Freeport Rd 15065 4 Indoor Pickleball Courts Player Est. 20 Public Contact: James Kuhn Phone: 724-295-9400 Schedule: Wednesdays 1pm-5pm, and Fridays 1pm -5pm Fee: $5 for non-Allegheny Valley YMCA members. Call for updated schedule.
Visit http://www.avymca.org/ to learn more.

New Castle YMCA: 20 West Washington Street 16101 3 Indoor Pickleball Courts Player Est. 30 Member Contact: TERRI FLYNN Phone: 724.612.6906 Schedule: Mon. 7-9:30pm and Thur. 7-9:30pm Fee: $40 for 7 weeks or free with Y membership try it 3 times with a Y guest pass for free. All skill levels of pickleball players welcome. Call for updated schedule.
Visit http://www.ncymca.org/ to learn more.

Shenango Township Park New Castle: Route 65 16101 2 Outdoor Pickleball Courts Player Est 12 Public Contact: Mickey Dorman Phone: 724- 622-5602 Schedule: Wed. & Thur. 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Some afternoon play also, call for times. Call for updated schedule.
Visit http://shenangotownship.com/index.html to learn more.

JCC of Greater Pittsburgh: 5738 Forbes Avenue 2 Indoor Pickleball Courts Player Est 4 Public Contact: Alan Mallinger Phone: 412-697-3500 Schedule: Wednesdays and Fridays 10:00am - 12:00pm in the Robinson Gym Fee: No fee for JCC or JCC registered Silver Sneaker Members. $5 for guests. Call for updated schedule.
Visit http://jccpgh.org/ to learn more.

Penn Hills YMCA Pittsburgh: 11817 Frankstown Rd 15235 3 Indoor Pickleball Courts Player Est. 24 Public Contact: Maria Piantanida Phone: 412-241-2747 Schedule: Mondays , Wednesdays & Fridays 10:00- 1:00 AM, Fee: Sliver Sneaker Free / YMCA member free/ all others $5 per day/ $32 per month. Call for updated schedule.
Visit http://www.ymcaofpittsburgh.org/ to learn more.

JCC South Hills Scott Township: 345 Kane Blvd 15243 2 Indoor Pickleball Courts. Player Est. 30 Public Contact: Elaine Cappucci Phone: 412-278-1975 Schedule: Drop in - 1st & 3rd Sunday month Noon-3pm. Pickleball Court rental for members (Tues), Clinics Sept-May (Tues) Fee: $2/member, $4/non-member; all levels welcome, equipment provided.

Ross Community Center Pittsburgh: 1000 Ross Municipal Drive, 15237 PA 3 Indoor Pickleball Courts. Player Est 20 Public. Contact: Pam Phone: 412-931-7055 Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 1-3. Fee: $4 residents, $5 non-residents. Comment: Play is rally scoring to 11, win by 2. Call for updated schedule.
Visit http://www.ross.pa.us/ross-municipal-center-park to learn more.

Baierl Family YMCA Sewickley: 2565 Nicholson Rd 15143 2 Indoor Pickleball Courts Player Est 10 Member Contact: Jim Evanochko or Scott Desmond Phone: 724-934-9622 Schedule:Tuesday & Thursday 9:30-11:00, Sunday 1:00-2:30 Fee: Free to members. $5 for guests. Call for updated schedule.
Visit http://www.ymcaofpittsburgh.org/ to learn more.

Sewickley Valley YMCA: 625 Blackburn RD 15143 2 Indoor Pickleball Courts Player Est 10 Member Contact: Karen Hallisey Phone: 412-741-9622 Schedule: Monday & Friday 10-12, Wednesday 10-1 Fee: Free to members. $5 for guests. Call for updated schedule.
Visit https://www.sewickleyymca.org/ to learn more.

Pennsylvania Tennis Academy Wexford: 119 Neely School Rd. 15090 2 Indoor Pickleball Courts Player Est 8 Member Contact: Kelly Phone: 724-799-8450 Schedule: Monday through Friday 11-3. September-May only Fee: $30 per month, $5 drop in fee. Call for updated schedule.
Visit http://www.patennisacademy.com/ to learn more.

Greenfield Citiparks Rec Center: 745 Greenfield Avenue, 15217 PA 2 Indoor Courts. Contact: Ed Ulrich Phone: 412-422-6551 Schedule: Monday & Thursday 10:00 A.M.-noon Fee: No Fee. Also known as Magee Recreation Center. Call for updated schedule.
Visit http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/magee to learn more.

Laurie Ann West Community Center: 1220 Powers Run Road, 15238 PA 2 Indoor Courts. Contact: Kathy Demetri Phone: 412-760-6520 Schedule: September through May - Mondays & Fridays, Open Gym Pickleball 9am-11am Fee: Members $0, Non-Members (Fox Chapel Residents) $5; Non-Members (non-Fox Chapel Resident $10) You can also call the LAWCC at 412-828-8566 for more information and schedules. Call for updated schedule.
Visit https://lauriannwestcc.org/ to learn more.

101 West Penn Citiparks: 450 30th Street, 15219 PA 3 Indoor Courts. Contact: Steve Rothhaar Phone: 412-622-7353 Schedule: Tuesdays & Thursdays 1-3 Fee: $3 a day or 5 sessions for $10 Comment: floors have been redone. Ready for players. Call for updated schedule.
Visit http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/west-penn to learn more.

Ormsby Citiparks Rec Center: 79 S. 22nd Street, 15203 PA 2 Indoor Courts. Contact: Erin Phone: 412-488-8306 Schedule: Tuesday & Thursday 9:30-11:30 Fee: No fee Comment: Brand new site. On street parking. Call for updated schedule.
Visit http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/ormsby to learn more.

Richard G. Snyder YMCA: 1150 N. Water St. Kittanning 16201. Fee: Free to members. Contact: Liza Brochetti Phone: 724-664-6828. Call for updated schedule.
Visit http://rgsymca.org/ to learn more.

Lancaster Tennis & Yacht Club: 2615 Columbia Ave Lancaster 17603. Contact: Bill Witmer Phone: 717 392-7826. Call for updated schedule.
Visit http://www.lancastertennisandyachtclub.com/ to learn more.

Uniontown YMCA: 1 ymca lane Uniontown 15401 Contact: Lester Frye Phone: 724-963-0219. Call for updated schedule.
Visit http://uniontownymca.org/ to learn more.

The Edgewood Club: One Pennwood Avenue Pittsburgh 15218 Contact: Ron Gallagher Phone: 412-731-3443. Call for updated schedule.
Visit http://www.edgewoodclub.com/ to learn more.

Buhl Community Rec Center: 28 Pine St Sharon PA 16146 Contact: Terri Flynn Phone: 724-612-6906. Call for updated schedule.
Visit http://www.buhlcommunityreccenter.com/ to learn more.

Watch these videos to learn more.

Pickleball Channel: “Pickleball The Fastest Growing Sport in America”-NBC Nightly News
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Pickleball Channel: “Pickleball Catches on with the Senior Crowd”
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CBS Pittsburgh: "Pickleball Players Travel to Pittsburgh for Tournament"
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Vimeo:”Pickleball Smashes Parkinson’s Disease”
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YouTube: “Battling Parkinson’s on the Pickleball Court”
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YouTube: “Pickleball Ken Speaks about Margaret and her Parkinson’s”
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