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The aim is to have fun, socialise and get fit in a way that is suitable for the age range of typical U3A members. Pickleball is a cross between table tennis and badminton. Played on badminton size court but with 3 foot high net, large table tennis type bat, a hollow plastic ball and is usually played as doubles.

It is a game ideally suited for the U3A age group where skill is the most important factor and you can be playing after just 10 minutes instruction. Comfortable clothing suitable for racquet sports should be worn whilst nonslip soled shoes are a requirement. Equipment is provided, instruction given and your existing racquet skills are readily transferred to Pickleball.

We now play at Larkfield Leisure Centre  fortnghtly at 10am - 11am .Please arrive by 9.45 to confirm numbers and pay on entry which is £1.70 for over 65s that aren’t members of the centre.

Court is £9 per hour divided by number of players. Equipment is supplied but you may wish to buy your own paddle.

Larkfield Leisure Centre has free parking.

Contact the convener , Roy Simpson, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you would like to know more.