The club was formed when, in November 2014, four ex-members of the long-departed (but sorely missed!) sports, leisure and social venue, The Runnymede Club, Egham, Surrey started to play pickleball while on a cricket tour in Mallorca. In the new year they began playing regularly at Lightwater, Surrey.
The player base has expanded since that time and due to demand now hosts five club sessions per week; one at Lightwater, Surrey, two at Sunningdale, Berks and two at Camberley, Surrey (one being outdoors).
RRPC has become a progressive and well-regarded entity within the UK pickleball scene with a membership of approximately 70 players. Our members regularly visit other groups wishing to set up clubs, offering advice, instruction and support. This has even involved overseas projects. The Club plays inter-club matches, organises tours and several of our members regularly enter National and International tournaments. Social events are also included in the Club’s calendar.
The Club welcomes new members from the age of 18+ and of all abilities. It is also pleased to receive visits from players from other countries or other areas of the UK. Please email us beforehand if you would like to attend one of our club sessions.
Playing equipment is provided and beginners are offered basic instruction and encouragement
Check out the following link that shows how cool Pickleball is:
And see the action from the visit of four of the best players in the world to Runnymede Royals Pickleball Club in Sept 17
Coaches and pros say it’s important to watch others to be a better player. We think the following link shows the best pickleball point ever made. It has everything you want to see on the court – fast, slow, offense and defence. What do you think? Watch this point now and be inspired to add something new to your game!
The current committee is made up of Paul Telling (Chairman and Head Coach), Alan Speller (Club Captain), Frank Arico (Treasurer), Sonia Desai (Secretary), Jean Sheard, Terry Inskip, Ajoy Sachdev, Joyce Davies and Mick Rust
The following is a handy link from the Oxfordshire Pickleball Club indicating where all the other clubs are located within the U.K
Club membership application form and current fees (2 pages)