Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. To join and play at the club, you must be 18+.

You will need to wear comfortable sportswear and trainers to play in. The game is played with a paddle and a special ball. We can provide in sessions paddles, nets and balls to anyone wanting to play, or you can hire the equipment at designated venues.

We have 2 days to play

When - Tuesdays for Intermediate & Advanced Players

Where – Indoor at Abertillery Sports Centre, Alma St, Abertillery NP13 1QD
For who - Club Members only – Int/ Advanced


When - Sundays for Beginners & Coaching

Where – Indoor at Abertillery Sports Centre, Alma St, Abertillery NP13 1QD
For who - New players and beginners welcome


If you would like to join our club then please complete the form on our Club Info page.

Yes. We provide bats, balls and nets for new players and club members at club sessions.


You can also hire equipment (Paddles/ Balls) at designated venues (Ebbw Vale Sports Centre and Abertillery Sports Centre) if you wish to play outside of club sessions. Abertillery and Ebbw Vale Sports Centres have necessary floor markings to play indoor pickleball, so you can contact both Sports Centres to book your court and hire your equipment if needed.

Your first club session is free in Llanfoist, with equipment provided for you to use in the session. After your first session, there is a non members and members cost per/session.


To play at an Abertillery indoor session (as of July 2023)

Cost for Non Members of the sports center £4.40 per session per person.

Cost for Members of the sports centre £2.80 per session per person.

  • Access to Coaching
  • Access to Club Tournaments
  • Access to the Website Members area
  • Access to a Pickleball England registered Club
  • Access to Starter Equipment to play at Club Sessions
  • Reduced playing cost at all BG Pickleball weekly sessions
  • Access to Insurance

All new players must attend the three newcomer/ novice sessions £15 p/person. This covers all the basics of the game.

Follow this enquiry link to register your interest-> New Player Enquiry Form.

Players must be 18+ years, and it is desirable for players to have previous racket abilities.

There will be a basic assessment for all players to complete at the end of the 3 sessions, this is to ensure they have the minimum standard of ability to progress to club sessions. This is due to having limited court space available to coach the basic skills necessary to play safely on court. But we will endeavor to direct players to alternative opportunities to continue to play pickleball.

Once a player has passed the basic assessment they gain access to the Sunday Social sessions, where they will be required to join the club membership of £10 p/annum

Yes, We have a rotation system of play in place in all sessions. This is dependent on player numbers that turn up, and the ability range of the group.

Tuesday night, is our main intermediate/ Advanced session, where the first hour is mixed play, and the second hour is separated on ability.

This is done to ensure we give everyone equal access to peer support to help develop, and challenge their game.

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