The exciting US sport of pickleball is growing momentum in Largs after another successful trial event at Inverclyde Sports Centre.

Gordon McKinstry, who has helped set up pickleball sessions in the town, told the News that they had a great bat demo session recently.

Scottish table tennis international and pickleball star Lucy Elliott organised the demo bats and brought them along to the session.

A WhatsApp community group for local pickleball enthusiasts now has 71 members, and the hunt is now on for new players of all standards and ages.

Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in America and is fast establishing a foothold in Scotland, with a number of ex-tennis players around the world, including Andre Agassi, Andi Roddick and Maria Sharapova, giving it a shot.

The game uses elements of racket skills from tennis, squash, badminton, and table tennis.

The rules and scoring system also mean that pickleball is much more accessible for people of all ages, making the sport a fantastic family activity for everyone to enjoy.​

Games are usually played to 11 points, and you must win by two clear points.

The main strokes used include: underarm serve, underarm drop-shot (also called third-shot drop), volley, dink, lob, ground-stroke and smash.

You can find out more about Largs Pickleball at the 'Largs Pickleball - Pickle Balls in a Jar of Fun' group on Facebook.