Thaddea Lock at The Central England Festival 2023
PBC UK members have discounted or free access to playing events & tournaments run by us throughout the year as well as exclusive invitation to coaching events, UK breaks & holidays around the world.
2023 PBC UK EVENTS calendaR
FEBRUARY 4th/5th - 1st CENTRAL ENGLAND FESTIVAL, BIRMINGHAM
Sell out event with 200 players from around the UK attending this festival held at Tipton Tennis Academy. 14 playing courts, coaching clinics & an exhibition pro match.
FEBRUARY 18th/19th - KIDS FEST, TELFORD
Free pickleball for PBC UK members & their families at The Kids Festival, Telford International Centre in conjunction with Shropshire Festivals.
April 13tH - FREE FAMILY SESSION
Free afternoon session for PBC UK members & their families at The Maurice Chandler Leisure Centre, Market Drayton.
MAY 27th - EXCLUSIVE COACHING CLINIC
An exclusive coaching clinic for PBC UK members at our Telford venue lead by level 2 master teaching professional IPTPA level 2 coach, Rob Williams & level 1 coach, Fiona Edwards.
June 24th & 25th - PICKLEBALL @ THE FOOD FESTIVAL
PBC UK members were invited to help introduce festival go-ers to our wonderful sport at the Food Festival in Shrewsbury's quarry park which attracted 16,000 people!
JULY 2nd - 1st SHROPSHIRE PICKLEBALL FESTIVAL
Held at The Shrewsbury Sports Village on 8 courts indoor , 3 courts outdoor as well as the pickleball wall challenge. A whole range of pickleball paddles were available to demo from The UK Pickleball Shop.
JUly 29th & 30th - 1st ALGARVE FESTIVAL
PBC UK organised the first ever Algarve Pickleball festival & tournament at Clube Tenis de Quarteira, Portugal. Players from all over Portugal & the UK came to experience outdoor play.
AUGUST 2nd - SPANISH PRO-COACHING CLINIC
A small selection of our members enjoyed a special coaching clinic at The Shrewsbury Sports Village prior to competing in the English Open Tournament. The 5.0 rated Spanish Coaches from Rota, Spain delivered a series of drills for our members to practise as well as playing matches with them & provided invaluable doubles tactics advice.
AUGUST 27th - 1st TELFORD PICKLEBALL FESTIVAL
The first all day Telford Festival was held at Telford Langley School on 8 indoor courts. Spaces sold out, being limited to 64 players.
8th & 22nd OCTOBER - TEAM EVENTS
Two team events were held at The Shrewsbury Sports VIllage. Teams consisted of 2 men, 2 ladies into category ratings 3-4 or 4+. The two dates were two separate events. These events proved invaluble practise for The Nationals at the end of October.
10th OCTOBER - WORLD PICKLEBALL DAY
Shrewsbury Sports Village kindly allowed members of the public to attend a free introduction to pickleball hosted by PBC UK members, who also enjoyed playing for free all morning.
19th NOVEMBER - MEMBERS MINI FESTIVAL
We ended the year with a fun mini festival (charging only £5 only or for free subject to loyalty points gained during the year) at The Shrewsbury Sports Village 10am-2pm. It was a fitting celebration of all our PBC UK achievements as a group this year and prizes were presented to members.
2024 PBC UK EVENTS calendaR*
* Please note more events are planned to be added
JANUARY 27th/28th - 2nd Central england festivaL
Following the sell out success of this festival in 2023, we are excited to bring you an improved event for 2024. Match scores can be recorded for DUPR, as well as coaching clinics available by a European pro-player, a shop offering great discounts on all things pickle, and an invitation to join us for a social meal on Saturday night! PBC UK members enjoyed early access to register as well as a discounted entry fee for the Central England Festival.
FEBRUARY 12-19th - TRIP TO ROTA OPEN!
Join our members on this tailored week long pickleball holiday package to the Rota pickleball club in southern Spain. Rota club has established itself as the premier pickleball vacation spot in Europe, having both dedicated outdoor and indoor pickleball facilities, and has been the chosen venue for the European Pickleball Open in 2022 and 2023. This package made specially for PBC UK members includes: transfers from the airport; 7 nights bed & breakfast night in the 4 star hotel by the beach; free use of the hotel's dedicated new pickleball courts; playing at the Rota club with their members clinics with the Spanish pros; a visit to a vineyard and historic town; various lunches & a gala dinner; entry into the Rota Open Tournament which is part of the Spanish pickleball circuit.
June 29th & 30th - FREE PICKLEBALL @ THE FOOD FESTIVAL
Join our PBC UK members as they promote our wonderful sport at the Food Festival in Shrewsbury's quarry park in colloboration with Shropshire Festivals.
JULY 24th-31st - TRIP TO ALGARVE, PORTUGAL - "ToUrnival"
Come with us to Portugal for a holiday & to play in three separate doubles competitions, in the "Algarve Tournival " (mixture of festival & tournament - where you change partners but count your individual scores) being organised by PBC UK . Your attendance at this event will be fantastic preparation for the English Open in August. Days of the Tournival will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting at 4pm in the afternoon until 10pm, so it will be cooler to play and there are lights on the courts. Register your interest in attending the Tournival by filling in the contact us form on the website or contacting Fiona directly if you are already a member of PBC UK.
SEPTEMBER 1st - EUROPEAN PICKLEBALL CRUISE WITH ROYAL CARIBBEAN
PBC UK are delighted to announce our partnership with Pickleball International, offering exclusive 5 star pickleball training camps in Bermuda & Florida as well as specialist pickleball cruises around the world.
Royal Caribbean feature indoor pickleball courts & the week's pickleball cruise program is designed and run by qualified pickleball coaching professionals from USA. Take a look at their credentials and the cruise program for the Western Caribbean in March 2024 on the website www.pickleballintl.org
Details of the special PBC UK package for September 1st sailing from the Southampton to Europe will be coming very soon to this website!