Athletic Programs

OPEN GYM PICKLEBALL 

For ages 18+.  The sport of Pickleball combines elements of   tennis, badminton, and table tennis. The game is played on a badminton-sized court with a paddle and plastic Wiffle™ Ball. Test your reflexes without the physical stress of traditional   racquet sports. No previous experience necessary. Equipment will be provided.

Mondays & Thursdays, 10 a.m.-noon.
Hopewell Community Center.
Free with membership (daily fees apply).

Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m.
Hopewell Community Center.
Free with membership (daily fees apply).

BEGINNER PICKLEBALL 

For ages 12+. Join our regular players to see if Pickleball is the sport for you. Free days are an opportunity to try this new and exciting sport without any membership commitment. No previous experience necessary. Equipment will be provided.

Tuesdays, May 15, June 19, July 17, & August 21, 6-8 p.m.
Hopewell Community Center. Free.

ADULT OPEN GYM BASKETBALL 

For ages 18+. Hit the court at the Hopewell Community Center on Friday evenings for adult open gym basketball. Pick-up games will be played throughout the evening.

Fridays, 6-8 p.m.
Hopewell Community Center.
Free with membership (daily fees apply).

INTRO TO WRESTLING 

For ages 6+. This introduction to wrestling will focus on a variety of basic wrestling skills. Participants will join in with current members of the Hopewell High School wrestling team under the supervision of head coach Rich Halas. A completed liability waiver will be required for all participants.

Wednesday, May 9, 5-7p.m.
Hopewell High School Gym. Free. Registration ends May 4.

3V3 STREET SOCCER

For ages 13+. Test your touch at the Hopewell Community Center this summer with our new 3v3 street soccer league. Each team may contain up to five players (male or female). All games will be played outdoors on a 3v3 court with sideboards. No goalies. Shin guards required.

Sundays, July 15-August 19.
Ages 13-15:  6:30 p.m.
Ages 16+:  8 p.m.
Hopewell Community Center.  $50/team.
Registration ends July 6.

BEGINNER TENNIS 

For ages 11-15. Do you want to learn the basics of tennis? This workshop will focus on forehand and back-hand technique, positioning, and scoring. Students will learn proper etiquette of the game as well. All skill levels welcome. Equipment will be provided.

Friday, July 27, 7-8:30 p.m.
Hopewell Community Center. $5.
Registration ends July 20.

Friday, August 10, 7-8:30 p.m.
Hopewell Community Center. $5.
Registration ends August 3.

PARENTS AND COACHES FALL SPORTS MEETING

This meeting provides an opportunity for parents and coaches to learn about upcoming fall sports programs. The informal setting will allow ample time for questions and will cover detailed information for basketball and soccer programs.

Thursday, August 2.
6-7 p.m. Soccer information.
7-8 p.m. Basketball information.
Hopewell Community Center.

INTRO TO SPIKE BALL 

For ages 13+. Spike Ball is a game that will test your reflexes and agility much like volleyball and handball. Instructors will teach the basic techniques and rules of the game. Participants must submit a completed registration form signed by a parent/guardian. Equipment will be provided.

Friday, August 3, 6-7:30 p.m.
Mathis Park. Free.

FACILITY ADDRESSES 

Hopewell Community Center
100 W. City Point Road

Mathis Park
3500 River Road

Riverside Park 
500 N. 12th Avenue

Westwood Park 
501 Jefferson Avenue

Atwater Soccer Complex
200 Atwater Road

For additional information regarding athletic programs offered by Hopewell Recreation and Parks, please contact Sherry Leech, Athletic Programs Supervisor, at (804) 541-2353 or sleech@hopewellva.gov.