Pickleball Is Growing In Custer!
Written by guest writer, Brandon Mackie
July 25, 2023

Beyond its cozy restaurants and scenic landscapes, Custer holds a remarkable secret. Our small town has become the epicenter of a revolutionary sporting movement. Pickleball is taking Custer by storm – and players of all abilities are getting involved.

We’ll show you exactly where to play pickleball in Custer, so you can join the ranks of passionate players and experience the thrill of the sport firsthand.  

What Is Pickleball?

Pickleball is a paddle sport that blends together different aspects of tennis, ping pong, and badminton. It’s witnessed a remarkable upsurge in popularity owing to its welcoming atmosphere and exciting gameplay.


Pickleball is played on a small court with a low net and lightweight paddles. Compared to a sport like tennis, it’s played at a slower pace, which makes it easier for people of all ages and skill levels to learn how to play pickleball.


While you can play it in singles, pickleball doubles is the more common variation. Alongside its accessible gameplay, the social aspect has helped attract a wide range of players that make up a passionate, diverse community. In fact, there were an estimated 36.5 million pickleball players playing the sport nationwide in 2022.


Custer is now experiencing the impact of pickleball, and if it’s like anywhere else in the US, new courts are going to keep popping up around town.

Where To Play Pickleball In Custer?

Pickleball is now the fast-growing sport in the country, and Custer’s pickleball community is growing too – which means it’s the perfect time to pick up a paddle. To help you find the perfect pickleball venue, check out this list of pickleball courts near you.

Custer YMCA

Custer YMCA offers two indoor concrete courts available for booking. Both courts are equipped with permanent lines and portable nets.


You’ll have to sign up for a membership if you’d like to play on the YMCA’s well-maintained courts. However, this means you can attend group pickleball classes at the venue, use the gym, and even try your hand at some yoga.


Whether you've played before or are a complete beginner, Custer YMCA is a great destination for pickleball enthusiasts looking to enjoy the game in an accommodating environment.


Ready to ramp up your team spirit and enjoy pickleball in Custer? If so, get your paddles ready for a sporting experience you won’t forget in a hurry. 

Photo credit: pickelheads

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