‘Pickleball NI’ is made up of representatives from all the Pickleball clubs in Northern Ireland. 

It works to build Pickleball by –

  • Developing and operating competitive and social tournaments and competition between clubs.
  • Sourcing capital funding and lobbying councils to build Pickleball facilities
  • Establishing new Pickleball Clubs throughout N. Ireland
  • Creating an ‘Ambassadors’ programme to utilise volunteers to grow the Pickleball community.  This has been the key to Pickleball’s growth in USA
  • Purchasing essential Pickleball equipment (nets, paddles & balls) in bulk, so local clubs can purchase them at low cost.  (Every club should be able to provide loan of good quality paddles to newcomers trying the game.)
  • Helping clubs develop and utilise information channels – websites and social media to promote Pickleball to their local community.
  • Encouraging best practice in developing and managing clubs.
  • In the longer term it aims to employ a ‘Pickleball Development Officer’ to deliver taster sessions and coaching to build membership at new and established clubs and deliver the items above.