Date posted 05 Oct 2023

Join us for ‘give it a go’ session on World Pickleball Day 10 October

Better Customers at Kensington Leisure Centre Leisure Centre can try one of the world’s fastest growing racket sports Pickleball to celebrate World Pickleball Day (10 October).

The fast-paced and fun sport pits player teams across the net in a hybrid of tennis, badminton and table tennis, played on a badminton sized court. Loved by celebrities from Leonardo DiCaprio to Bill Gates and Kim Kardashian, Pickleball is America’s fastest growing sport and is growing in popularity in the UK where Better centres are now rolling it out.

Have a go at this easy to master, fun and sociable activity whatever your level of fitness. 

  • Tuesday 10th October 12pm-1pm
  • Free Session
  • No need to book please just go to reception
  • Equipment provided

Please email for more details

Pickleball was invented in 1965 by three fathers from Bainbridge Island, Washington in America to help entertain their children.

Pickleball has nothing to do with pickles. It is claimed that the name “Pickleball” came from inventor’s family dog, whose name was Pickles.

The sport’s popularity all around the world led to the creation of the International Federation of Pickleball, helping to regulate the sport in countries like the US, Canada, France, Great Britain and Spain.

There are more than 3 million players in US with a 10% increase every year.

Former professional tennis players such as Andre Agassi are keen Pickleball players.