|MEETS||Twice a week|
|WHEN||Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Wednesday from 8.30am to 9.30am and 9.30am to 10.30am (you can book 2 hours if you wish)
|WHERE||Wyre Forest Leisure Centre, Silverwoods Way, Stourport Road, Kidderminster DY11 7DT. See Map|
|COST||£2 per hour for u3a members|
|LEADER||Michael de Groot|
What is Pickleball?
Pickleball is a fun sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Played both indoors or outdoors on a badminton-sized court and a slightly modified tennis net. Two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, over a net. All players are welcome, from those who have only recently started playing to those with a bit of experience. Informal coaching is available, but please contact Michael in advance of attending so he can connect with you and take you through some initial coaching.
Our games are played much more for enjoyment than competition. While there is sometimes some friendly rivalry, everyone agrees that win or lose, it's great fun and good gentle exercise too.
We have two groups running each week. If you wish to come along to see for yourself before deciding, please contact the Leader, via email above, with your name and contact details. It’s such good fun and really keeps you active! Equipment will be provided free of charge by the centre, however if you wish to play regularly, please plan to purchase your own equipment. Michael can guide you on equipment.
|HEALTH AND SAFETY||
Be conscious of your own injuries and ability.
In addition, use normal static muscle stretches before and after playing.
Because our sessions are really very busy, it will NOT be possible to teach you how to play Pickleball during our regular sessions. Instead you can join a Pickleball Coach and Play session on a Thursday evening at Wyre Forest Leisure Centre at 6-7pm. You can book via: https://www.wyreforestpickleball.com/coaching/pickleball-coach-and-play - Please note that there is a charge for this session, payable in advance when you book online and is not run as part of the u3a. All equipment is provided.
If you are a non-u3a member, you are very welcome to come and play for up to 2 times, after which we invite you to become a member. You can find out more about u3a membership here.
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