ILMINSTER SPORT: Have a go at Pickleball!

ILMINSTER SPORT: Have a go at Pickleball!

A NEW sport has been introduced at Ilminster Tennis Club – welcome to Pickleball!

The game Pickleball is similar to a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis.

Two or four players used solid bats – a bit bigger than table tennis paddles – to hit a perforated polymer ball over a net.

The sport shares features of other racquet sports and can be played on half the size of a normal tennis court.

Pickleball sessions are being held on Tuesday afternoons at Ilminster Tennis Club. You don’t have to book – just go along and have a go.

For younger players it might be a good introduction to tennis and because of the close proximity it could be used to improve net skills, while for older people it is a great form of exercise without having to charge round a full-sized tennis court.

Ilminster Tennis Club can be found in Shudrick Lane behind the Tesco store.

ILMINSTER SPORT: Have a go at Pickleball!

PHOTOS: Christine Jones.