Pickleball - one of the fastest growing sports

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.

Check out the short videos below.

This link explains how to play the sport


This link is a recent report on BBC Sport which shows this fast growing sport


Where we play

Sessions are held at Stanley Deason Leisure Centre, Wilson Avenue, Brighton on Monday evenings from 7.30-9pm.

How we play

Pickleball is played on a badminton court and generally we use four courts. Sessions are limited to 20 players who mix around and change partners and opponent every 15 mins.

Play restarts in September 2023 with four courts available until June 2024. We usually take a break in July and August.

Paddles (rackets/bats) and balls are available for use.

What it costs

Sessions cost £5.00 from September 2023 payable in advance. Refunds are not available if you are unable to attend, however your slot could be used by someone else which you could arrange privately.

A Whats App group is available to keep up to date with the latest information and could be used to reallocate your space to a friend if you wish. To join this group message Rob on 07718 130246.

Pickleball Championship January 2024

Here are the results of the event held on 22 January 2024.

Congratulations to all that took part at this inaugural event and well done to Ian, Steve and Kevin who took the first three places.

Ian 87, Steve Dobson 83, Kevin 83

Twiggy 81, Melissa 78, Geoff 72, James 68*, Heather A 66, Heather B 63, Rob 62, Zoe 62, Steve Van B 61, Alison 58*

Nicky 52, Michael 46, Luke 46*, Bev 36, Katie 34, Veronica 30, Dawn 29*

* adjusted score as these four players played 8 games where the rest played 7.


Pickleball Championship - April 2024

Here are the results of the event held on 29 April 2024.

Congratulations to all that took part and well done to Jane, Ian and Paul who took the first three places.

Jane 92, Ian 91, Paul Hilly 78

Steve 75, James 73, Sue 71, Rob 70, Geoff 70, John 69, Twiggy 69, Tanya 63, Pip 63

Anita 62, Veron 62,  Ali 61, Kyra 61, Bev 47, Jules 47, Michael 44, Paul Howard 37.