Amy thanks RR members who supported her fundraising on Kilimanjaro climb

September 14

Hi everyone I arrived back from Kenya yesterday afternoon, having had a few days R&R on the coast after my Kilimanjaro challenge. I’m pleased to say that, after some very uncomfortable experiences, I made the summit. Woo-hoo!  It was a great thrill to do the trek but not one I’ll be repeating anytime… [ Read More ]

Pickleball + picnic = Pic(kle)nic

September 11

RR held it’s annual Pic(kle)nic on Sunday 2nd September at Seale, near Farnham.       Blessed with fantastic weather, seventeen lucky members and spouses spent the afternoon playing Pickleball in addition to Petanque, Cornhole, Jenga and Smite.     Oh, and of course, wonderful picnic food and the odd glass of something… [ Read More ]

Fantastic first-timer response.

September 11

The Club held a “Come and Try Pickleball” evening on 3rd September at Charters LC with the aim of providing an introduction to the sport, particularly aimed at the “working”age group.   Seventeen newcomers were shown the rules, court positioning and some simple tactics by RR’s coaching team.  Everyone enjoyed themselves; some players… [ Read More ]

Basingstoke Canal Narrow Boat Cruise

September 11

Route Canal   Thirty nine Runnymede Royals Pickleball Club members including their spouses braved somewhat inclement weather to board the beautifully-appointed narrowboat “John Pinkerton II” for a cruise along the Basingstoke Canal on Friday 24th August.      Starting off from Colt Hill Wharf, Odiham (or for many, the pub just over the… [ Read More ]

RR coaches helping ‘daughter’ club

August 9

When Peter Gibbs, a Runnymede Royals member of several years standing, asked RR Head Coach, Paul Telling to help with some instruction at his ‘new’ club in Beaconsfield, Paul asked Wendy Marks, another IPTPA qualified member for her assistance.   The pair ran a 90-minute session for 17 players, working through all of… [ Read More ]

Leo’s Pickleball Party Continues

July 25

Club member, Leo Gonzales, was one of the captains of the Europe team that took on the USA in the recent Bainbridge Cup in Montesilvano, Italy. Despite Europe narrowing the match score gap from the 2017 event, the US again ran out winners 106 – 82.   Leo and his doubles partner, Anthony… [ Read More ]

RRPC Basic Life Saving Training

June 17

On Saturday 9th June, 11 RRPC members attended a 4 hour Basic Life Saving training course hosted by Christina Poulton of Christina Poulton First Aid.   The course covered in detail the key actions when faced with a life-threatening situation such as a Cardiac Arrest, Choking and Anaphylactic Shock. Structured advice was backed… [ Read More ]

Hogs Back Brewery Tour

June 14

Thirteen RR members & spouses had a guided tour of the Hogs Back Brewery on 30th May.  Pictured (l to r) Paul Telling, Ajoy Sachdev, Lyn Evans, Peter Evans, Karen West, Peter Inskip, Terry Inskip, Roger West, Christa Sachdev, Alan Speller, Mary Telling, Sue Carroll, Alan Carroll. Five other Club members joined them for… [ Read More ]

Certified Pickleball Instructors

May 17

The Club now has a total of seven Certified Pickleball Instructors.  Gillian Bushell, Joyce Davies, Sonia Desai, Sue Harris, Wendy Marks, Andre Strachan & Paul Telling were among the 17 people who attended the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association Level 1 training workshop on 5/6 May 2018, hosted by RRPC at Lightwater and… [ Read More ]

Club Charity Event on Basingstoke Canal

May 15

 Members and their partners are invited for an evening cruise on Friday 24th August 2018 starting at 7.15pm on the John Pinkerton II narrowboat.  We will board the boat at the Colt Hill Wharf (over the bridge from the Water Witch pub) in Odiham where there is a large car park.   The… [ Read More ]