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NEW! Pickleball at Bamber Bridge Leisure Centre

Try out this fast-growing sport and see why so many people of all ages are enjoying with this unique racquet sport!


NEW! Join us Wednesdays 10am-12pm, £3 per person.

What is Pickleball?

Pickleball England explains:

  • Pickleball is a sport played with a racket that combines elements from badminton, tennis, and ping pong.
  • The game is played on a court with the same measurements as badminton doubles.
  • The net is similar to a tennis net, but a little lower.
  • The game is played with a hard "paddle" and a hard, hollow plastic ball with holes in it.
  • Even though pickleball is like tennis, there are important differences that make pickleball especially more accessible for children and seniors.
  • The most important difference is the speed of the ball. A pickleball ball travels at about a third of the average speed of a tennis ball. It is equally important that the court is somewhat less than a third of the total area of a tennis court.
  • The smaller surface area combined with the slower ball speed, and an underhand serve make pickleball easier to play than tennis.

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