Pickleball is a rapidly growing sport in the UK and a sort of cross between tennis, badminton and table tennis. It’s played on a badminton size court, with a tennis-height net and a paddle about twice the size and thickness of a table tennis bat.
It’s said to be really fun and easy to learn: you will be up and playing within ten minutes. It’s also popular with the over-50s.
The first Pickleball group in the North East has been established and they play:
When: every Thursday from 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Where: at Tyneside Badminton Centre, 37 Bowness Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE5 2TA .
Cost: £5 per session but the first session is free.
Equipment – paddles, balls, etc. are provided. New players are always very welcome.
If you are interested or want more information:– either go along or please contact Peter McCue on 0782 777 6101 or on [email protected] .
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