If you are looking to play this wonderful game with a group of your friends then all you need is a few paddles, a couple of balls and a badminton court to get started. Simply lower the net and get cracking! If you're a more social animal then joining an already established group might be a better option for you. I have sold equipment all over the UK and if you contact me I hope that I will be able to point you in the right direction. Failing that, you could do worse than to have a look at Pickleball Oxfordshire's website as they have a comprehensive list of pickleball clubs in the UK. Just click this link (http://www.pickleballoxon.org.uk/places-to-play-in-uk/).