Welcome to Pickleball Central UK, (PBC UK) the premier organisation for our pickleball members who enjoy playing & competing in the Central region of the UK.
1st Telford Pickleball Festival 2023
You are invited to join our friendly & growing community of pickleball players who play at a variety of venues in the daytime, evening & weekend. If you are brand new to pickleball, we will look after you by providing the coaching & equipment to develop you as a player & integrate you appropriately into the sessions.
What is pickleball?
Pickleball is a fun & social indoor or outdoor racket sport. Two players (singles), or four players (doubles) hit a perforated hollow plastic ball called a "whiffle ball" over a 36-inch-high (0.91 m) net using solid-faced paddles. The outer size of the court is the same as a badminton court. Pickleball is easier technically to learn in the beginning compared to tennis or badminton, but it requires a lot of practise to become a expert! Rallies are long and exciting, and there is a mixture of hard hitting and soft strategic play. The rules of pickleball make for even and fun matches allowing all ages to participate together; children to those in their 80s are able to successfully play together and be on a level.
Pickleball was invented in 1965 but it is now the fastest growing sport in the USA for the third year running and participation in the UK has been doubling over the last few years to now around 8,000 players.
With this rapid growth, Pickleball England, the UK association has predicted by 2025 there will be 25,000 players in the UK.