What is pickleball and why is it popular?

Fast becoming one of the most popular racket sports in the world, pickleball brings together some of the best elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis, into a fun and exciting game for people of all ages and abilities.

Played on a court the same size as a badminton court and using a shorter tennis style net, players use paddles to hit a plastic ball between one another. You can play as both singles and doubles, and it’s a great way to exercise and very social activity that you can play with family and friends, while also giving you the opportunity to meet new people.

It’s simple – pickleball is easy learn, fun to play and is a great way to exercise. While there are many similarities with tennis, there are some key differences. For example, the ball has to bounce once on each side before you can volley and you can’t play volleys from inside the kitchen (a marked out area close to the net).

The game is exciting, challenging and offers a good workout. In fact, one 30-minute game of pickleball can burn up to 300 calories.

Who can play pickleball?

Pickleball is a sport for all ages, backgrounds and abilities. It’s easy to pick up for beginners and is a great way to exercise, keep active with friends and meet new people.

Best of all, it’s a low-impact sport, that’s easy on the joints and it can help you build your fitness while playing a fun and challenging game.

We hold sessions organised sessions run by our coaching team on the following days and times. Book in for a Free session to give it a go!

Tuesday 10:30-12:00
Thursday 12:15-13:45 (Advanced, invite only)
Friday 12:15-13:45

The pickleball rules are easy to grasp and the scoring system is simple. There are many
similarities with tennis and some key differences. For example, the ball has to bounce once
on each side before you can volley, and you can’t play volleys from inside the kitchen (a
marked out area close to the net).

You can wear anything to play pickleball. We’d recommend any type of sportswear and
some comfy trainers – but if you’re looking to play more regularly, you can get tennis trainer
or specialist pickleball shoes stability and will help your movement.

We supply all the equipment, but you can purchase your own paddle when you get hooked.
The main two bits of equipment you need to play pickleball are a paddle and a ball.
The pickleball paddle – like a tennis racket – has a handle and a large flat surface area that is
used to hit the ball.
The ball is plastic and hollow, with holes all across its surface. A pickleball is slightly larger
than a tennis ball.

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