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America’s Fastest Growing sport

Pickleball

Fun for all ages and abilities. Pickleball combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis.

Learn a new skill and make new friends!

Pickleball is open to all classifications of acac membership. We offer level play, skill level round robins, drills and skills, private lessons and in-house tournaments.

The Pro Court, as well as all hard/bubble courts have permanent pickleball lines with mobile nets available for member use.

Court Fees

Full Facility members have the capability of booking a pickleball court under the same booking rules as tennis players and are subject to indoor court fees on the Pro Court and on the Hard Courts when the Bubble is up (mid-October through mid-April). All others may play with full facility members, sharing in the court fees and paying a $15 guest fee.

Peak | 9:00am – 12:00pm | 4:30 – 9:00pm | $26/hour

Off Peak | 7:00 – 9:00am | 12:00 – 4:00pm | $22/hour

Off-Off Peak | 9:00 – 10:30pm | $14.50/hour

Programming

JUNIOR PICKLEBALL

Learn the fundamentals of pickleball combined with scoring and strategy to play matches. This course will be half drill and half live ball oriented during each session. Open to ages 10 – 18.

Thu | 6:00 – 7:00pm

Full Facility | $15 All Others | $20

PICK UP PICKLEBALL

Open for adults to drop-in and play matches against other players. No instruction.

Mon, Thu & Fri | 7:30 – 9:00am

Full Facility | $0 – $6 (depending on court) All Others | $10

PICKLEBALL SOCIAL

Themed event held the first Friday of each month and one guest per member is admitted free!

Full Facility | $10

All pickleball programming can be registered for on the member portal, the app or with the tennis desk by calling 804-378-1616.

Lessons

Private and group private lessons are available upon request by contacting our Director. Please fill out the form below.

Pickleball FAQs

Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. It’s played with a perforated ball and a paddle on a smaller court.
Pickleball is suitable for individuals of all ages and skill levels. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced player looking to improve, you will find an appropriate pickleball activity for your skill set at acac Fitness and Wellness Midlothian.
Year-round pickleball is available at both our acac Short Pump and acac Midlothian locations in Richmond, VA. Members at acac Short Pump can enjoy private pickleball lessons or pickleball open play. Memebrs at our acac Midlothian location can enjoy private pickleball lessons, open court pickleball play, pickleball clinics and pickleball socials.
In order to play pickleball at our acac Midlothian or acac Short Pump locations, you do not need your own equipment. acac provides paddles, balls and nets for shared use. However you are welcome to bring your own gear, and many members choose to do this.
The duration of a pickleball lesson can vary but usually ranges from 1 to 1.5 hours. Some lessons may be shorter or longer, depending on the instructor and the specific program.
Comfortable athletic clothing and non-marking court shoes are recommended. Be sure to bring a water bottle to stay hydrated during play!
The cost of pickleball lessons can vary depending on the location, instructor, and group size. Typically, group lessons are more affordable than private lessons. Courts are available to rent for an hourly fee, and included in some membership types. Please fill out our form for more information on pricing at acac Short Pump or acac Midlothian.
No, pickleball is accessible to beginners, and lessons can be tailored to your skill level. Professional acac Instructors will teach you the fundamentals and help you progress at your own pace.
In pickleball lessons, you’ll learn the rules of the game, proper techniques for serving, volleying, dinking, strategies for playing, and how to improve your overall pickleball skills on the court.
To sign up for pickleball lessons, contact us at your local club: acac Short Pump | acac Midlothian
Yes, pickleball is known for being a senior-friendly sport due to its lower impact on joints and accessible rules. Many seniors find it enjoyable and a great way to stay active!
Absolutely, children can take pickleball lessons. Many clubs offer youth-specific lessons to introduce them to the sport in a fun and engaging way. acac in Midlothian offers Junior Pickleball Lessons for kids.