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Torfaen Pickleball Club celebrates tenth anniversary

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Members enjoyed a festive tournament (Photo: Torfaen Pickleball Club)

The first pickleball club in Wales has celebrated its tenth anniversary.

Pickleball is a racquet sport played on a court, both indoors and outdoors, and can be described as a mix of tennis, squash and table tennis. The sport is suitable for all ages and doesn’t have a high impact on players’ joints like other sports.

John Price, club chairman, said: “On 3 December 2013 the first game of pickleball in Wales took place in Torfaen at Cwmbran stadium. The participants were me, Janet Price, Tania Howard, Bernard and Paulette Powell.

“From this small beginning, the game has spread and is now played throughout Wales and is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world. The Torfaen club has grown to 120 members who celebrated the tenth anniversary with a festive tournament.”

When and where can you play pickleball in Torfaen?

Club members play on:

  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning from 10am-12noon at Cwmbran Stadium
  • Friday from 7-9pm Cwmbran Stadium
  • Tuesday and Thursday morning from 10am-12noon, (weather permitting) outdoors at Pontypool Park

Beginners’ session

Don’t just turn up at these sessions. Please email first to go on the waiting list and check there is space.

  • Beginners sessions are held on Wednesday mornings from 9-10am and on Friday mornings from 10-11am at Cwmbran Stadium.

More information

Visit the Torfaen Pickleball Club website.

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Torfaen Pickleball Club celebrates tenth anniversary