Adult Sports | Programs & Activities | YMCA of Greater CincinnatiAdult Sports | Programs & Activities | YMCA of Greater Cincinnati

Adult Sports

Challenge your competitive spirit and improve your skills with one of the adult sports programs offered by the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati.



Ages 18 & Up | Adult Basketball

Did you know basketball was invented at the Y? Dr. James Naismith created the game back in 1891, hanging simple peach baskets, and using a soccer ball to play. Today, the Y’s adult recreation basketball program provides a competitive environment for those not ready to hang up their athletic shoes! Registration is taken by team but interested individuals not on a team can speak with the League Director who can often find a team to join.

Martial Arts

Ages 18 & Up | Adult Martial Arts

Martial Arts contributes to increased physical strength, flexibility, balance, control, discipline, and spirituality. Students train with others at their own skill level, progressing from basic stances, punches, blocks, and kicks, to the study of more advanced Katas (patterns of movement) and defense objectives earning belts along the way.


Ages 18 & Up | Pickleball

Pickleball is a tennis-like game played on a badminton-sized court. It is played with a composite paddle and a wiffle ball over a net. It is easy for beginners to learn. The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati provides open courts and leagues.


Ages 18 & Up | Racquetball

This is a sport played with a hollow rubber ball in an indoor or outdoor court. Racquetball courts are available for play and can be reserved for Y members and guests.

Adult Volleyball

Ages 18 & Up | Adult Volleyball

A great team sport, volleyball is a good form of exercise and lots of fun. The Y offers indoor and outdoor recreational and league volleyball for men and women who want to build friendships, stay in shape, and have fun. Registration is made by the team, but interested individuals can talk to the sports director about finding a team that needs more members. Leagues form throughout the year.

Each Y location provides programs, based on the needs of its members. Details about each program, including description, days, times, and cost can be found by visiting the YMCA Welcome Center.

Locations Offering Adult Volleyball:

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