New Canaan YMCA

Adult Sports & Recreation

Adult Sports & Recreation

Adult Sports & Recreation


Our Adult Sports programs offer fun ways to stay active, get fit, and explore new hobbies.  We offer a variety of drop-in adult sports as well as leagues and programs that provide fun and healthy activities for adults of all fitness levels.

Adult Drop-In Sports

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Adult Drop-In Sports (Ages 18+; Open to New Canaan YMCA Members)

• Badminton
• Basketball
• Pickleball
• Volleyball

Adult Drop-In Sports/Gymnasium Use Guidelines:
• Please try to bring your own equipment when possible.
• Please put any belongings on the floor (backpacks, water bottles, etc.).
• Individuals must be a minimum of 18 years old or have graduated high school to participate in adult sports at the Y.

Contact: For additional information and any questions, contact Lenwood Latta at 203-920-1634 or by email.

Pickleball Open Play

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Pickleball Open Play (Ages 18+)

Join the Y’s system for members to sign up for pickleball open play in the gymnasium through the Team Reach App. Play is limited to 16 rotating players in each session and rules for play will be located in the files section of the Team Reach app.

Download the Team Reach App on your iPhone or Android device:

Once downloaded on your device, follow the steps below to get started.

• Team Reach for iPhone

• Team Reach for Android

Upon receiving an invitation to the Team Reach App:

1. Click on the Team Reach App Link on your iPhone or Android device

2. Download the app on your iPhone or Android

3. Create an account using an email of your choosing

4. Request to join the Y’s group using the group code: NCYMCAPB

5. A notification will be sent to Lenwood Latta, Y Sports Director, to approve you

6. Once you are approved, you will be able to access the open play schedule and sign up for Pickleball Open Plays at the Y!

Contact: For additional information and any questions, contact Lenwood Latta at 203-920-1634 or by email.

Beginner Pickleball (Ages 18+)

For those who are new to pickle or played some pickle and are still learning, this class will help you to develop more control and consistency in all aspects of the game from the serve to the drop shot. Improve the tactics and techniques that help you play longer, more exciting points. Open to New Canaan YMCA members and non-members.

Intermediate Pickleball (Ages 18+)

This class is designed for current players who want to take their game to the next level. Using focused drilling techniques, players will learn how to dink more aggressively, volley to win hand battles, and hone the all-important third shot drop and defensive block. Good racket skill or previous pickle experience required.

Contact: For additional information and any questions, contact Lenwood Latta at 203-920-1634 or by email.

Beginning Winter 2023-2024: Adult Men’s Basketball League

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Adult Men’s Basketball League (Ages 40+)

Forty is the new thirty, get back in the game! Join us for games against players with skills and those who haven’t played in a while. Great players, great attitudes, great fellowship, and lots of fun! Open to New Canaan YMCA members and non-members ages 40+. See you on the court!

Day: Sunday

Time: 9:00-6:00 PM

Team Fees: $1,200 (includes t-shirts)

Limit: 10 players per team

Contact: Interested players and teams should contact Lenwood Latta, Sports Director, at 203-920-1634 or by email.

Adult Social Activities

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Sit & Knit (& Crochet Too!)

The Sit & Knit group meets every Wednesday 1:30 – 3:00 PM. All levels, including non-knitters who wish to learn how, are welcome. The sessions are an opportunity to hone your skills, learn new ones, help others, show off your work, or simply sit and knit. Not only will you meet members who share your interest in this ancient craft, but also you will discover new fibers, see new patterns, learn how knitters around the world use Ravelry—all while you indulge in some time for yourself to exercise this wonderful hobby.  For more information, contact Mary Coleman, Membership Director, at 203-920-1630 or by email.

ForeverWell Programs for Active Older Adults

Click here to learn more about our ForeverWell program designed for active older adults to get active, stay fit, and be social at the Y.