Keeping Up With Club Sports!


The Club Swim Team welcomes all students, but is suggested for students who would like to “continue their swimming careers at a competitive level, with less of a time commitment compared to varsity athletics.” Nevertheless, participating on the swim team is a beneficial pursuit that has benefits such as links to better sleep, improved cognition, and boosts overall mood. These are things that are incredibly important for college students to maintain, and the social opportunities that come with being a part of a team make it a good option to consider this year!

Contact Club Swimming President, Michael Carroll, with questions!


Pickleball is a paddle sport combining elements of tennis, badminton, and ping pong. Played on a rectangular court with a net in the middle, players use solid paddles to hit a perforated plastic ball over the net. The game is easy to learn, making it accessible to people of all ages and skill levels. It’s often described as a social sport that promotes physical activity and mental agility, making it a perfect fit for the vibrant Rutgers community.

The Rutgers Club Pickleball is more than just a sports club; it’s a tight-knit community where students, faculty, and staff come together to share their love for the game. Here’s a closer look at what makes this club so special:

  • Inclusivity: One of the standout features of the Rutgers Club Pickleball is its inclusivity. It doesn’t matter if you’re a complete novice or a seasoned player; everyone is welcome to join and participate. The club’s founders believe that the game should be accessible to all, and they’re eager to introduce newcomers to the sport.
  • Skill Development: While beginners are more than welcome, the club also provides an opportunity for those looking to enhance their skills and compete at a higher level. The club organizes regular practice sessions, coaching workshops, and intra-club tournaments. This allows players to hone their abilities and challenge themselves in a supportive environment.
  • Social Bonding: Pickleball at Rutgers is not just about the game; it’s also about fostering friendships and building a strong sense of community. The club hosts social events, potlucks, and other gatherings, creating a relaxed and inviting atmosphere for all members to connect and have fun off the court.
  • Competitive Spirit: For those seeking a more competitive experience, the Rutgers Club Pickleball participates in regional and national tournaments. This gives members a chance to test their skills against players from other universities and clubs. It’s a fantastic opportunity to showcase Rutgers’ pickleball talent on a larger stage.

If you’re intrigued and want to be a part of the Rutgers Club Pickleball, joining is as easy as picking up a paddle. The club’s email,, website, or information boards around campus are great places to stay updated on practice schedules, upcoming events, and membership details. There’s usually no shortage of enthusiastic members ready to introduce you to the sport.

The Rutgers Club Pickleball is a prime example of how a simple sport can bring people together, promote physical fitness, and create lasting friendships within a university community. Whether you’re a newcomer or a seasoned pro, this club offers a welcoming, engaging, and dynamic environment to enjoy pickleball and enrich your Rutgers experience. So, if you’re looking to add a little bounce to your campus life, consider joining the Rutgers Club Pickleball and serve up some fun, fitness, and friendship.

Contact Pickleball President, Eri Reilly, with questions!

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