Memberships & Club Tour

Pickleball at PENN 1

THIS IS IT. This is THE place for pickleball. More quality courts, more passionate players, and more enthusiastic energy than anywhere else in Manhattan. If you love pickleball, It's where you have to be.

Life Time has the most dedicated indoor pickleball courts in the city. Two at Sky and seven at PENN 1. There's nothing else like it: state-of-the-art courts with luxury amenities in an athletic country club-perfect for those who know and love the game.

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New Member Exclusive

Complimentary Intro to Pickleball


A fun, no-pressure class to help you feel comfortable on the court and learn rules and scoring. Your instructor will help you get started in other pickleball programs.

WAYS TO PLAY

2 Pickleball players sit side by side on a pickleball court

A Premier Membership includes access to all Life Time athletic country clubs, all Signature Membership benefits – notably unlimited small group training, plus access to indoor pickleball in Manhattan. Due to high demand and our commitment to provide the best experience with court capacity, availability is extremely limited. Join the waitlist for your opportunity to secure your Premier Membership.

A doubles pickleball match in action on a Life Time court

We provide those who know the game with state of the art facilities, expert coaches, and competitive tournament play - everything needed to excel at your game. It's a one-of-a-kind opportunity to play with some of the most passionate, DUPR rated players across the city.

Premier Membership required
Three pickleball players working on their technique on a Life Time court

Your skills and game continue to improve with private, semi-private or group lessons with the best of the best pros.

premier membership required
fees apply
Indoor pickleball courts at Life Time Sky

Reserve your time and court via the app. It's easy.

premier membership required
fees apply
Action shot of a doubles pickleball match with one team at the kitchen

Choose your time to join games, play with new partners and challenge yourself. Times vary by level.

premier membership required
Two pickleball paddles and a ball laying on a pickleball court

Just show up, sign in and we'll pair you with similarly skilled players. Facilitated by a pro, It's a fun way to improve your game and meet others.

premier membership required
fees apply
Two pickleball players stand ready on a pickleball to play a doubles game

Weekly drop-in clinics geared towards improving specific skills, taught by a certified pickleball pro. Master your serve, return, dink, lob, drop shot and more.

premier membership required
fees apply
2 female players exchange smiles at the net after a pickleball game

It went from a first lesson to obsession real fast. Our leagues are competitive, but full of good, healthy comradery.

premier membership required
fees apply
A pickleball player hitting a backhand shot

Whether you're in it to win it, or just love the fun of a friendly rivalry, tournaments get you into the spirit of the sport.

premier membership required
fees apply

PICKLER’S PARADISE

A pickleball player dinking over the net during a game at Life Time

FOR THE LOVE OF SPORT

 Grab your paddle, step onto this new court and fan the flame. What a game!

Your New Home Away From Home

The sound of paddles popping, people laughing, an occasional curse word or two.

Pickleball player smiling and about to hit a serve

What A Workout

Both aerobic (getting your heart rate up) and anaerobic (building muscle) — it's just as much fitness as it is fun. The amount of people who talk about weight just falls off is mind-numbing.

Pickleball player on a Life Time court

More Cushion Means More Court Time

Our courts are made with Laykold surfaces which layer-in a generous amount of gel to minimize impact on the knees, hips and back, keeping you on the court for longer.

Two pickleball players chatting before a match

Access Across North America

In addition to our Manhattan courts, Premier Members will have access to over 600 indoor and outdoor courts across North America.

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Good to know

IT REALLY IS FOR EVERYONE

One of the appeals of pickleball is its inclusivity. It’s pretty easy to pick up, making it accessible to beginners, yet can get competitive at higher levels. You’ll see so many generations playing at Life Time. Why not join them?

HOW DID IT BEGIN?

Back in 1965, on Bainbridge Island in Washington, three buddies named Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum got together and came up with something really cool. Today, there’s even a dedicated national governing body, and the likes of Bill Gates love to play.

BUT WHY’S IT CALLED PICKLEBALL?

There’s no straight answer. Some people swear it’s because of the Pritchard family dog, Pickles, who would go all out chasing those runaway balls during their early games. But hey, not everyone buys into that tale!

LEARN THE LINGO

Pickleball's got its very own language, full of quirky words like ‘dinking,’ which is just a fancy way to say making a soft, controlled shot over the net. And then there's the "Erne" move – that's when a player goes all ninja and jumps to the side of the court to swat the ball before it hits the ground. Learn the moves, win the game.

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Pickleball Faqs

Our members say

“People just invite you to play and conversations start naturally when you’re waiting for a court. There’s a lot of high fives, good hearted banter, an occasional curse and a whole lot of laughter. Even if you’re new, you feel connected through the game.”

Josh M.

PENN 1, NY

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Membership levels, types, amenities, services, programs and their associated dues, pricing, fees and/or charges may vary by location and are subject to change. Access to clubs, and certain services, programs, amenities, or areas within a club (e.g., outdoor pools, racquet courts) may be restricted, conditioned, or otherwise limited by specific terms and conditions and/or subject to a separate or supplemental fee for access or use (e.g., your access to the outdoor pool area may require a separate fee and be limited to your designated club). See club for additional terms and conditions that may apply. Always consult your physician before beginning any new exercise program.