Gettysburg Benefit Tennis Tournament

The 20th Annual Gettysburg Benefit Tennis Tournament
In Memory of Arthur and Muriel Rice

Saturday, May 2, 2020: CANCELLED

Click here to register

Courts open 9:30 a.m., play begins 10 a.m.
Rain date is Sunday, May 3rd, with play beginning at 1 p.m.

The format is a doubles, round-robin that gives each player the opportunity to play several matches with a variety of partners.
There is a male and female division. Each player is assigned a teammate for each round.

NEW THIS YEAR! High School students play free thanks to generous sponsors.
Overall winners will be those who accumulate the most victories throughout the day.
Exhibition mixed doubles matches will be played at the end of the tournament for interested players.
Players are required to sign a release form upon tournament check-in.

1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each division



Group Aquatic Training Programs

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Deep Water Group Training with Linda

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:40am – 10:40am

A medium to high intensity workout in deep end of the pool for all ages and ability levels. Emphasis on deep water cardio, range-of-motion, and strength of movement for muscles and joints. Participants can expect to work out in a vertical position with a supportive floatation belt. This class is a progression in fitness, using benchmarks to measure performance. Excellent for participants looking for the next level up in their water exercises. Bringing a water bottle with you is highly recommended.

Session 8W: August 6 – September 22

Session 9W: September 29 – November 17

*Group training’s are included with membership at no additional cost. However, please register with our front desk if interested in participating, as there is a maximum number of participants allowed in each session.*

Shallow Water Group Training with Linda

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 11:30am – 12:30pm

A medium to high intensity workout in shallow end of the pool for all ages and ability levels. Emphasis on cardio, flexibility, balance, and strength while moving through water. This course is a progression in fitness, using benchmarks to measure performance. Wearing water shoes and bringing a water bottle with you is highly recommended.

Session 8S: July 15 – August 17

Session 9S: August 24 – September 25

Session 10S: October 2 – November 4

*Group training’s are included with membership at no additional cost. However, please register with our front desk if interested in participating, as there is a maximum number of participants allowed in each session.*

Personal Water Fitness Trainer

This is for any adult who would like one on one water fitness training. Teaching sessions are by appointment only. All participants who are interested can email our Aquatics Director, Mark Mellon, at or call (717-334-9171 ext. 129) to schedule an appointment with one of our water fitness trainers. A medical release form is required of all participants.

Our primary water fitness trainer is Linda Denniston. She comes with over 15 years of fitness training. She is certified through the United States Water Fitness Association and the Aerobics & Fitness Association of America.

Private Session (1 person):

Rec Pass Member Fee: $40/ per hour, Non-Member Fee: $60/ per hour

Semi-Private Session (2-3 persons):

Rec Pass Member Fee: $60/ per hour, Non-Member Fee: $80/ per hour

Adult & Pediatric CPR / AED / First Aid Course

Adult & Pediatric CPR / AED / First Aid Course

Adult & Pediatric First Aid and Adult, Child and Infant CPR/AED blended learning course taught through the American Red Cross.  This course is for anyone over the age of 16 who would like to get certified.  This certification stays valid for 2 years.

Class Details

This is a blended learning course.  You will be expected to spend 2-3 hours completing online coursework.  The online portion of this course should be completed prior to the in-person skills portion scheduled at the YWCA.

Fee: $90

Register online by Clicking Here

Must pay prior to the scheduled class date. Once your class fee is paid, students must contact our Aquatics Director, Mark Mellon, via email at to have the online course link emailed to them.

Off-Site Training Services

We are able to travel and offer American Red Cross group training services at local off-site locations.

Fee: $110/ per participant

Please contact our Aquatics Director, Mark Mellon, via email at to make a request for off-site training services.

Upcoming Blended Learning Class Dates & Times

Register online at least 3 days before the class date to allow time to complete the online course work.


Session 9PR

September 23, 6pm – 9pm


Session 10PR

October 14, 6pm – 9pm

Session 10PR2

October 28, 6pm – 9pm


Session 11PR

November 11, 6pm – 9pm

Session 11PR2

November 18, 6pm – 9pm

Circuit Training

Circuit training is a form of body conditioning that involves endurance training, resistance training, high-intensity aerobics, and exercises performed in a circuit. It targets strength building and muscular endurance. An exercise “circuit” is one completion of all set exercises in the program. When one circuit is complete, start at the first exercise again for the next circuit.  The time between exercises in circuit training is short, often with rapid movement to the next exercise

Machines labeled with green numbers 1 – 8 are core and upper body exercises

Machines labeled with green letters A – D are lower body exercises

Core & Upper Body Exercises

  1. Rotary Torso
  2. Abdominal
  3. Lower Back
  4. V-Triceps Extension
  5. Biceps Curl
  6. Compound Row
  7. Overhead Press
  8. Rear Delt / Pec Fly

Lower Body Exercises

A. Seated Leg Curl

B. Leg Press

C. Hip Abduction / Hip Adduction

D. Leg Extension


What is pickleball? It’s one of the fastest-growing sports in the country, a hybrid of table tennis, badminton and tennis. Pickleball is played on a badminton-sizepickleball_photod court with the net lowered to 34 inches at the center, using a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles. It is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.

Pickleball originated in Bainbridge Island, Wash., and was named after Pickles the dog, who would chase the ball around the court. Much of the growth in the sport is due to the millions of Baby Boomers who are entering retirement age and wish to remain active.

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays 2-4 p.m.

Rec Free    Basic $4    Non $5

Women Behind These Walls

Much of Civil War-era history is recorded through the eyes of men: soldiers, laborers, government officials, and others. Women tofFamilyBehind These Walls is free, self-guided walking tour of downtown Gettysburg designed to share the stories and perspectives of civilian women who lived during the Battle of Gettysburg and its aftermath. The posters along the tour are placed at locations that were significant to each woman’s life before, during, or after the battle. The tour  is a collaborative effort between the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County and Survivors, Inc., the Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides, Gettysburg Licensed Town Guides, and For the Cause Productions, Inc.

A special thank-you to all the businesses, organizations, and homeowners who agreed to be a part of this project.

Click here for a printable tour brochure (updated Aug. 2015). You can also find brochures at the YWCA, the Destination Gettysburg office, the Gettysburg Heritage Center, and A&A Village Treasures.

#25 Catherine “Kitty” Payne Brian’s story (no placard is currently displayed at Kitty’s site; an illustration of Kitty is shown above):
I lived here (219 S. Washington St.) with my second husband, Abraham Brian. My first husband had died of a fever, leaving me with three small children. I had been a slave in Virginia but had been set free upon my master’s death. His nephew, who had inherited the farm, took exception to our freedom and sent bounty hunters after my family. They captured us and took us back to Virginia, where we spent a year in jail. My life here was not any happier as my new husband did not want the burden of my children and sent them off to live with other families. My heart was broken and I died at age 34.

Brown Bag Lunch Series

Everyone is welcome to the YWCA’s Brown Bag Lunch Series! This series is held at noon in the YWCA Community Room at 909 Fairfield Road. Registration is recommended; call 717-334-9171, ext. 115 or email

January 21 – Harriet Marritz – Prison Society

February 18 – Judy Young – Gettysburg Gun Sense

March 17 – Rukhsana Rahman – Religious Diversity

April 21- Kerr Thompson & Darcy Maier – Better Angels update

May 19 – Jenny Dumont – Gettysburg Rising

June 16 – Lydia Obrist & Lois Starkey – Gettysburg Plastics Initiative

July 15 – Michelle Brode & Diakon Parents – Finding forever homes for children and youth in foster care

September 15 – Yeimi Gagliardi – Protecting immigrant families

October 20 – Deb McCauslin – Yellow Hill Cemetery

November 17 – kristen Eysell – Our Whole Lives

Attendees may bring their lunch or order from the Ragged Edge II, located inside of the YWCA. For more information, contact Nancy Lilley at or 717-334-9171, ext. 115.
The YWCA is located at 909 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg.


A group currently meets at the YWCA to review and improve through playing. This is a relaxed atmosphere of casual play. Anyone with a working knowledge of the basic skills of bridge may join us.

Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Rec Free     Basic $2     Non $4


Mah Jongg

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Join the fun!

Mah Jongg is a game that originated in China. Commonly played by four players, it is a game of skill, strategy and calculation and involves a certain degree of chance.

We play the American 4-player version that includes, along with the three suites, winds (honors), flowers and joker tiles.

We welcome new players. You do not need your own set to play.

Mondays, 11:30 a.m.

Rec Free     Basic $2     Non $4

Tae Kwon Do

Learn the kicks, blocks and strikes of traditional Chung Do Kwan Tae Kwon Do. This style of karate is taught primarily for self-defense, but students also gain physical fitness, increased awareness, and self-assurance in a noncompetitive environment. Designed for individuals ages 12 and up, including adults. If you or your child has a special need, please inform the service desk when you sign up.

Instructor: Pete Golden, 6th Dan

Wednesdays and Fridays, 7-8:30 p.m. p.m.

Rec $20/month Basic $25/month Non $30/month