Come and play the exciting and fun game of Pickleball at our Pickleball club in Thornbury. It is basically a mix of tennis, badminton and other racquet sports. Played on a badminton court with a low net and solid bats known as paddles and a ball with holes in it!
All ages welcome (over 18's). No experience necessary as we offer tuition re the rules and how to play. We also offer beginners’ sessions. It is easy to pick up the basics. We welcome players of all abilities whether you have played a racquet sport before or not.
Sessions are £4.50 per two hour session for members and £6.50 for non-members for evening sessions. £3.50 per two hour session for members and £5 per two hour session to non members for off peak sessions (daytime and weekends).
Paddles are available for hire at £1 per session from the club. Balls are provided.
By joining this Meetup group you are not actually joining the Thornbury Pickleball Club. To do this you will need to come to complete an application form. Membership is £20 for the year (1/11-31/10) and £10 for the half year if joining after 1/5 in any club year.
Club sessions will be on Monday nights in the Severnside Hall at Thornbury Leisure Centre. These are excellent facilities for Pickleball. Evening session time is 7pm - 9pm. Please wear appropriate sportswear including non-marking shoes.
As part of the club we will offer additional ad hoc sessions, including sessions for beginners’ practice, Improvers sessions, tournament preparation, guest instructors and social events linked to the club. This will be advertised through Meetup for booking in the normal way.
Please visit the club website for more information http://www.thornburypickleballclub.co.uk . Please visit to read our safety guidance, etiquette policy, accident reporting policy and constitution. These will also be available at club night for perusal. Our website also has a link to Pickleball England which has details of national and international events and general Pickleball information.
To come to a session, you must book in advance through Meetup. Once you have committed to come, we will book sufficient courts so please ensure that you can come before booking. If you are unwell or have an emergency then it is ok to cancel but please post a short comment to let us know or send a private message to the hosts, if you prefer.
No guests will be allowed, please sign up individually so we know who to expect. In the event that sessions are oversubscribed we will firstly try to get more courts and if this is not possible may give priority to Thornbury Pickleball Club members.
Individuals who do not attend when they have said they will, will be marked as a ‘no show’ and will be expected to pay for any missed weeks. (Exceptions as above). This applies to late cancellations as well (within 24 hours).
As well as incurring court costs that may not be required ‘No shows’ also disrupt events for others either by not allowing them to sign up and/or by making uneven numbers for doubles play. We want everyone to have a great pickleball experience so please make every effort to only book when you are sure. Any member of the Meetup group who has two ‘no shows’ without mitigating circumstances may be removed from the group.