Pickleball is a relatively new sport in the UK but is quickly becoming very popular. The game, which combines elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis fosters mobility, fitness and good physical and mental health.
The unique feature of the game is that it can be learned in minutes without extensive coaching. However, once you start playing, skills can be improved gradually to a good standard.
The rules have been evolved to limit aggressive play and to encourage placement and tactics above strength and power. This makes the game perfectly suited to any age group, including older players, since it is quick to learn the basics, games last for minutes and skills can be developed over time.
We have four courts at Totally Tennis and play doubles, so 16 players at a time. Since games are limited to 10 minutes, “sitting out” is limited.
If you want to learn more, go to the internet where you will find many videos and other resources about the game, or follow the link on the right to Totally Tennis.
The mantra of Pickleball, like u3a, is Fun and Friendship