Put the leap year to good use on 29th February

In partnership with Pickleball England, Better leisure centres across the UK will be offering free pickleball taster sessions this leap year – 29 February 2024. So put your extra day to good use and come along to try one of the World’s fastest growing sports.

 

Experience the thrill of Pickleball at your local Better leisure centre

We're bringing one of the fastest growing racket sports to your local Better leisure centre so you can experience Pickleball for yourself. Combining table tennis, tennis and badminton, Pickleball is fast, fun and great to play with your friends and family. Find out below where you can play at a leisure centre near you. 

Find Pickleball near me

What is Pickleball?

Founded in 1965 by three American dads, Pickleball is a fast and family-friendly racquet sport. Played on a court with a net, you'll need "paddle-like" racquets and a ball with holes in it. While the rules are similar to badminton and tennis, players need to stay within the court boundaries and only the serving side can win a point.

Another basic rule which takes a bit of getting used to is the "two bounce" rule. Broken down this means that the ball is served and the receiving side has to let the ball bounce once before returning, the serving side then also has to then let the ball bounce once before returning again. After that, you can volley or groundstroke until the point is won. 

You can play singles or doubles Pickleball which makes it a very social and energetic game. 

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Get involved

Drop-in sessions

Pickleball drop in sessions* are programmed throughout the week to allow adults of all abilities to come together and experience the game of Pickleball.Equipment will be available to use as part of this session
*Sessions are programmed for members and non-members

Class names

· 50+
· Beginners

Social sessions

Pickleball social sessions are programmed throughout the week to allow adults of all abilities to come together and experience the game of Pickleball coordinated by a lead, who will incorporate Warm up, rotational games and cool down. Equipment will be available to use as part of this session. *Sessions are programmed for members and non-members

Class names
· 50+
· Beginners
· Improvers

How do I book a court?

We have a wide selection of courts to hire, available at over 100 Better leisure centres nationwide. *Courts are available to members and non-members. Equipment is available to hire on request. *Additional fees may apply

To book a court:

1. Please see the centres below where you can play Pickleball near you 

2. Click "Click Book activity/login"

3. Select "Sports Hall Activities"

4. Choose "Pickleball" and book

Please note: you can bring your own equipment and select from the centres below to see sessions available

Participating locations

Please see below for participating locations.

North Kesteven

West Oxfordshire

Bath and North East Somerset

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