|Summary||The Pickleball Group will meet on Monday & Friday 10-12|
|Venue||Ladybridge Park Residents' Social Club in Edenbridge Road, Cheadle Hulme , SK8 5PX|
|Contact||David Pechey - Telephone details are in the paper/email copy of the newsletter|
|firstname.lastname@example.org with 'U3A Pickleball Enquiry' as the subject|
Pickleball is a relatively new sport designed to give moderate exercise with a little competition. It is often described as a cross between badminton, tennis and table tennis. It is played on a badminton court with a light plastic ball and plastic paddles like oversized table tennis bats. The rules are specifically designed to limit aggression and powerplay and to encourage placement, positioning and tactics. To see it played either google it or go to YouTube and enter pickleball in the search box. Previous experience is not needed - we are all beginners - and all necessary explanation and help will be given to new members. As a group we enjoy the competition involved in the game but not at the expense of fun and enjoyment.
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The U3A Pickleball group started in May 2018. Because it is a relatively new sport and almost nobody had heard of, let alone played, it we began with a series of free Taster Sessions overseen by the UK’s Northwest Pickleball Ambassador. Interest was immediate and resulted in 35 members trying out this new activity. Almost all of those who attended the Taster Sessions have continued to play each week. To accommodate these numbers we currently run two weekly sessions both utilising two courts for two hours. Despite most members starting from scratch with a new sport skill levels have improved rapidly and enthusiasm continues to grow and we have a waiting list of people wanting to join in when feasible.
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