Pickleball has been in Australia since 2017 and in South Australia since late 2019. About 70 people play pickleball every week in South Australia. We are growing because we welcome all ages and abilities. We're inclusive, so whatever your level, you can find playing partners and enjoy.
Pickleball is a paddle sport you can learn in minutes and play for a lifetime. It brings together elements of tennis, badminton, and ping pong to create a sport that’s fun for all ages and skill levels, but gets fast-paced and exhilarating at competitive levels.
Play is indoors or outdoors on a badminton-sized court. Usually played as doubles, but also played as singles.
We use a solid paddle to hit a plastic ball over a low net. A game takes 10-25 minutes.
Serving is under-arm and rallies involve serving, ground strokes, volleys and dinks.
Read the full rules here.
How is pickleball different to other racquet sports?
- It’s easier to pick up than many raquet sports - It’s lower impact than tennis and badminton, so it’s easier on the body - It focuses on quick reflexes and aiming, rather than spiking the ball, powerful serves, or running speed.
These differences open pickleball up to a greater range of players. Whether you’ve been playing racquet sports your whole life, or you’re walking onto a court for the first time; whether you’re young, old, or in between; whether you’re strategic and competitive, or just want to get involved in something fun, social, or active… pickleball is for you!