Stanway in Colchester

Sports - Pickleball

After a successful taster session, Pickleball is now up and running on Wednesday mornings at Colchester Leisure World.

Pickleball was invented in the mid 1960s as a children's backyard pastime but has become one of America's most popular growing sports among all ages and now its popularity has come to the UK.

It is a sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Two or four players use solid paddles (bats) to hit a perforated polymer ball, over a net. It has the dimensions and layout of a badminton court, and a net, and rules somewhat similar to tennis, with several modifications.

The ball is served with an underhand stroke with the server hitting from behind the baseline on one side of the net and aiming diagonally to the opponent on the other side, as in other racquet sports such as table-tennis, badminton and tennis.

The first side scoring 11 points leading by at least two points wins the game. If the two sides are tied at 10 points apiece, the side that goes ahead by two points wins the game.

Anyone interested in joining the Pickleball Group, or simply coming along to see what its all about, please use the Bluebird Contact button at the side of this page to contact the Group Leader.

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