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Pickleball launches in Angus!

ANGUSalive launched their first Pickleball session at Carnoustie Sports Centre on Monday 1 July.

Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the world and was invented in the USA over 50 years ago by a family who named it after their dog Pickles. Pickleball uses elements of racquet skills from tennis, squash, badminton and table tennis.  The rules and scoring system also mean that pickleball is much more accessible by the young and not-so-young, making this a fantastic family activity for everyone to enjoy.​

The first taster session saw 23 people fill the courts to learn more about the game, it’s rules and terminology as well as try Pickleball for themselves.

Pat Campbell , Pickleball Scotland ambassador said: “Pickleball is a great sport and exercise for all abilities and ages. It’s great fun and can’t wait to see it grow in the area.”

Ross Taylor, ANGUSalive Acting Community Sport & Physical Activity Lead said: “I am delighted to see the launch of Pickleball in our sports centres across Angus. The value of physical activity for wellbeing, mental health and social opportunity is massive, and to support this objective through the introduction of a new activity such as pickleball is an exciting prospect for everyone.

“We are really pleased to have built this partnership with Pickleball Scotland, who through their ambassadors and coaches have been invaluable as we look to help the public live more healthy, more active lifestyles.”

Carnoustie Sports Centre and Brechin Community Campus have regular Pickleball sessions every Friday evening from 12 July 2024. Sessions are included with bACTIVE membership and bookings can be made on the ANGUSalive app or contact the Sports Centre.

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