Pickleball-tennis program for people with disability
Pickleball is working hard to be a sport for all.
One of our efforts to reach out to all communities is partnering with One Culture Support Services to support a new pickleball-tennis program for people with disability.
It starts in October offering people of all ages with disability the opportunity to learn and play pickleball and tennis in five locations across metropolitan Adelaide and five locations in regional South Australia.
Learn more about this program here.
Pickleball is coming to Tea Tree Gully
At Pickleball SA we're running new come and try sessions targeted for the 50+ age group.
You might be an experienced court sports player, or someone keen to play a social sport.
Pickleball is fun, fast, social and for all abilities.
The first of our new and FREE come and try locations is Turramurra Recreation Centre. Join us on Tuesday 24 August at 12.30pm.
The Office for Ageing is supporting Pickleball SA to help older South Australians stay active.
Come and Try Pickleball
May and June 2021
Pickleball SA is hosting six ‘Come and Try’ sessions across the City of Port Adelaide in May and June.
We’re a fun and friendly sport for all abilities. So why not get to a session and have a try.
We have all the gear for you to play. And experienced players to show you what it’s all about.
Join us for one of these two-hour sessions:
Come and Try 1 – 12.30pm, Sunday, 2 May 2021 at Blair Athol Reserve
Come and Try 2 – 12pm, Monday, 3 May 2021 at Lefevre Community Stadium
Come and Try 3 – 10am, Thursday, 6 May 2021 at The Lights Community and Sports Centre
Come and Try 4 – 6.30pm, Tuesday, 18 May 2021 at Blair Athol Reserve
Come and Try 5 –12pm, Monday, 7 June 20 21 at Lefevre Community Stadium
Come and Try 6 – 10am, Thursday, 24 June 2021 at The Lights Community and Sports Centre
Pickleball is a fun, social sport to get you active and feeling good. We can’t wait to see you on court!
Great thanks to our supporter, the City of Port Adelaide Enfield.
Pickleball is arriving in Playford
From 10 February 2021, you can play social pickleball at Playford Tennis Centre on Wednesday nights.
We are inclusive of all ages (18+) and abilities, so if you want to give us a try just join in - we have all the gear and will teach you how to play. Only $5 for 2 hours.
More details in the flyer to the left. Contact Andrew Reilly 0400 101 329.
People with disability learn pickleball and tennis
On 12 December 2020, 25 people with disability of all ages attended a special 'come and try' session at Blair Athol Reserve to try out their racquet sport skills. They got rallying quickly and showed us just how easy it is for people of diverse abilities to have fun and learn pickleball quickly.
This session was the result of a partnership between Pickleball SA and One Culture Support Services (OCSS). OCSS is an NDIS provider and expert at working with people with disability and from multicultural backgrounds. We're looking forward to more partnering with OCSS where pickeball and tennis work together to provide community connection, social skills and sports involvement for people with disability.
World Pickleball Day Event - 8 October 2020
Pickleball SA hosted World Pickleball Day at The Lights with 60 players attending - our biggest ever one day turnout.
All the players had a great time and we're hoping they will be back!
The Advertiser covered the event with a news story (see article with photo) and ABC Radio came along to interview us and this aired on David Bevan's morning program.
We were also fortunate to have visits from the state member for Torrens, Dana Wortley, and the local members for City of Port Adleaide, Hannah Evans and Barbara Clayton.
Many thanks to the great team at The Lights for supporting pickleball and helping to make the day a success!