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 a number of different sessions per week; Lightwater, Surrey, Sunningdale, Berks and Camberley, Surrey and an outdoor venue at Windlesham, Surrey.
RRPC has become a progressive and well-regarded entity within the UK pickleball scene with a membership of more than 150 players, making us the largest club in England. 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 including those new to the game. It is also pleased to receive visits from players from other countries or other areas of the UK. All our sessions are pre-booked by members so, in order to avoid disappointment, it is important to phone or email our Captain (details can be found under ‘Contacts’) beforehand to establish which session will be appropriate for you to attend. New players are often invited to attend a separate one to one introduction to the game.
Playing equipment is provided and beginners are offered basic instruction and encouragement
We are also a club member of Pickleball England. On their website: www.pickleballengland.org not only will you find national information and a club locator map but also plenty of updated information including international forthcoming events and tournaments
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 2017
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 Steve Harris (Chairman), Alan Speller (Club Captain), Mick Rust (Sessions Leader), Andrew Newman (Treasurer), Jean Sheard (Secretary), Terry Inskip (Website) and Joyce Davies (Merchandise and Charity rep). Our founder member Paul Telling is a fully qualified Pickleball coach and we are honoured that he remains our Head Coach
Club membership application form and current fees (3 pages)