Wyre Forest Pickleball for Wyre Forest & District u3a members only.
Wyre Forest Leisure Centre
Click here to find us on Google Maps, or see map below. Free car parking on site.
Wyre Forest u3a has a regular group playing on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Timings: Mondays: 1.00pm - 2.00pm and/or 2.00pm - 3.00pm, Wednesdays 8.30am - 9.30am and/or 9.30am - 10.30am
You will be able to book for one or two hours.
Costs: £2.00 per hour or any part thereof. Prices may increase from April 2024. There's a cash tin to drop your money in and tick your name to indicate that you have paid, it's self service and based on trust. Please bring exact change £1 or £2 coins only please, no small change. Once a few people have paid, you can exchange larger notes if absolutely necessary. You can always purchase something from the Café to obtain change.
u3a: To join in with u3a Pickleball in Wyre Forest, you will need to be a member of Wyre Forest u3a in the first instance. Details of membership can be found via this LINK. u3a stands for 'University of the Third Age', anyone generally over the age of 50 and probably retired or semi-retired who are looking to remain active in their senior years. You can learn more about Wyre Forest u3a via wyreforestu3a.org.uk.
Coach and Play: These sessions are for players who already know Pickleball and have been playing for a while. If you are new to Pickleball, you must NOT attend, instead please book a 'Pickleball Coach and Play' session HERE. I highly recommend three sessions of 'Coach and Play' after which you should hopefully be ready to attend our regular weekly Pickleball sessions.
PicklePlay: There is a booking system in place for joining the sessions via PicklePlay, all instructions together with an embedded YouTube playlist of videos are presented via worcestershirepickleball/PicklePlay. I strongly recommend you watch all the videos, so you can be prepared on what to expect. After you have attended at least one Coach and Play session you can request to join the PicklePlay booking system. Please only use the website version of PicklePlay, which is clubs.pickleplay.com and so much easier to navigate, hold back on the mobile app for now, in fact you don’t need the mobile app really, the website version is much clearer to navigate and book or leave a Pickleball session.
Health and Safety:
Please ALWAYS warm-up before you play, NEVER walk straight on court to play, this is for your own health and safety. You can find ideas and videos for warming-up via this web page: https://www.worcestershirepickleball.com/training/pickleball-warmup-routine. Always do some dinking to warm-up and practice this tricky shot.
When balls travel onto another court from the court you are playing on, please AVOID running after the ball, ALWAYS stay on your own court and shout to the other court “Ball on court”. They will pick up the ball, ask who is serving and hit the ball towards them. If a ball travels onto your court, please STOP playing, return the ball in the same manner. NEVER kick the ball or hit it so it travels over the floor towards anyone, ALWAYS pick up the ball and hit it gently towards the person that needs it.
Remember if the balls is “low let it go”, if it’s “high let it fly”.
Need a paddle?: Some further information via https://www.worcestershirepickleball.com/merchandise/paddles