We have refurbished our mini court so we now offer Pickleball, a fun game especially suitable for beginners and older players. We were awarded a grant to pay for the net, balls & paddles & special paint needed to create the pickleball court . Thank you Eric Wright Charitable Trust.
All Club members are very welcome to play this enjoyable game and we have a Pickleball only membership fee for anyone who doesn’t also want to play tennis. In the spring and summer there will be drop in social sessions on Sundays from 10am am – but only when the weather and conditions are good – so not in the winter. Planned re-start is Sunday April 7th.
There is a Pickleball Whatsapp group to organise Club outdoor and indoor sessions at Salt Ayre Leisure Centre where courts are booked on Mondays in the winter at 8pm (up to the end of April and then on Tuesdays). To join this group do contact Sharon on email: [email protected] giving her your mob tel no. Charge at Salt Ayre per hour for Club members & non-members is £3.50.
These sessions are primarily for adults, however young adults aged 13 – 17 years are welcome if accompanied by an adult e.g. family member/person responsible for them.
For information on membership fees, click here.
Club members can also join indoor sessions in the Sports Hall at the University of Cumbria throughout the year (organised informally through a separate WhatsApp group). Charge per hour is also £3.50 per person.
Play at other times on the outside Pickleball court can be booked by members on the court booking calendar – see here. And there are also sessions for U3A members currently at 10am on Mondays, charge £2 per person, when weather and conditions allow. Re-start planned for Monday April 8th.
AND we can now offer Pickleball coaching on Mondays at 5.30pm with Club coach Michael Cartmell. £5 per session starting on Monday April 8th. Any queries on tel: 07523 866116 or email: [email protected]
For the text of an excellent interview organised by Beyond Radio with members Lauren Hall and Steve Garland, click here. And for a feature article in the Lancaster Guardian in August 2022 see here – with thanks to Kelvin Stuttard of the Lancaster Guardian for taking such great photos.
And for a very interesting article in the Guardian about Pickleball in the USA, see here.