Jun 28, 2024

Discover the Growing Trend of Pickleball at Ragdale Hall Spa this Summer

If a game of pickleball has passed you by, we might be able to help you this summer, as we are bringing this popular game to the Ragdale Hall tennis courts.

With complimentary pickleball equipment available in our Heart + Soul Fitness area, you can head to the courts and join this growing trend. Fast becoming one of the most popular racket sports in the world, pickleball brings together the best elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis into a fun game for people of all ages and abilities.


Pickleball is easy to learn, fun to play, and is a great way to exercise too! Often played in doubles, the lightweight paddles and wiffle ball (slightly bigger than a tennis ball with holes in) make it a game of skill and competition, but also a great social activity for all.


How Do I Start?

All the best games have the simplest of rules, and pickleball fits into this category nicely. If you want to give it a go, the fitness team can provide a set of rules which you and your pickleball partner or group can decipher together.

If you are not feeling confident enough to dive right in, join our Pickleball Taster Sessions and enjoy 30 minutes of play with an experienced coach guiding you through whilst socialising and getting to know other like-minded guests. Once you’ve got the hang of it, you can always visit the Heart + Soul Fitness Team, sign out the equipment, and play at your own leisure.


3 Simple Rules

Serve: The serve is underhand, hit diagonally to the opponent’s service box. The server must keep one foot behind the baseline.

Scoring: Games are played to 11 points, and a team must win by 2 points.

Non-Volley Zone (Kitchen): Players cannot volley the ball while standing in the zone close to the net, helping to keep gameplay more relaxed.


Whether you’re looking for a new hobby, a way to stay fit, or a social activity, pickleball has something to offer. If you would like to book a Taster Session and have a spa day or break booked with us in July, call our Treatments Administration Team on 01664 433 000 or visit our Treatments Desk once you arrive.


Pickleball Taster Sessions Available:

9th, 11th, 16th, 18th, 25th, and 30th July

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