Welcome to pickleballEngland’s BLOG!

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The idea of the BLOG is that we will share information that might be of interest to our members.  It could be about what the pickleballEngland volunteers are up to, it could be about playing tips and tactics, it could be about tournaments, ladders and leagues – anything pickleball related! As this is the first […]

English Pickleball (from a US Pickleball Pro)

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We thank Roberto Donati for this article reflecting on his recent visit to England. For two weeks this last June, I had the fantastic opportunity of being invited by Pickleball England to give a series of clinics and lessons at numerous clubs in 7 different cities and towns all over England. Club levels ranged from […]

What do you want from your pickleball?

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Introducing the first in an occasional series of tips from Paul Telling of Runnymede Club and IPTPA Level II Coach Paul Telling, Pickleball Teaching Pro Pretty obviously you want a fun sport that gets you fit and into the company of like-minded people.  But most players asked that question would certainly add that they’d like […]

Raising Club Funds

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Every club needs funds to cover the costs of nets, balls, paddles, public liability insurance, etc. Sometimes when club fees only cover venue hire, there is a need to raise funds. An ideal way to raise funds is with a friendly fun tournament. We were asked to attend the January Jinks fun tournament at Maidstone […]

SE Singles League 12.1.19

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One of pickleballEngland’s objectives is to arrange Leagues and Ladders to encourage competitive play and help players improve their game.  The first League that has been introduced is a Singles League.  The reason we went for Singles first is that there is an appetite for singles play that most clubs can’t satisfy – a limited […]

Monster Mash Up

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Monster Mash Up Tournament, New Malden, Surrey. 27th September 2018 Tournament Directors: Louise Fournelier Stephens, Sam Basford, Lisa Foord & Karen Mitchell 48 Players 3.5 rating or above. 24 Teams, no teams can have played together before and their rating shouldn’t add up to more than 8.0.  Add  Fancy Dress to the mix and you […]

10 Counties in one week!

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January is a time for new year resolutions. One of my resolutions is to visit as many pickleball clubs as possible this year – with a stretch target of getting around them all! The year has started off well, we have played at 5 venues already. OK, two of those we play regularly at, Eastbourne […]

Don’t miss the English OPEN tournament!

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We have attended more than a dozen tournaments between us and learned a lot along the way about what we like and what we don’t like about tournaments.  Apart from the Ramsgate outdoor tournament in July 2018 there wasn’t a large tournament in England in 2018.  Given the growing community of pickleball players, this is […]

Interested in a professional coaching qualification?

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Attendees of Teach the Teacher workshop May 2018:   Back row: Gillian Bushell, Caroline King, Steve White, Sonia Desai, Sue Harris, Joyce Davies, Steve Bamber, Sophie Doessport,  Caroline Laville, Chris Mitchell, Andre Strachen, Paul Telling.  Front Row:  Wendy Marks, Diane Filip,  Louise Stephens,  Karen Mitchell,  Tracy Coults, Bonita Baker-Robins & Seymour Rifkind. The International Pickleball […]