Pickleball Association of NSW


Introduction To Pickleball

Pickleball is a fun and easy-to-learn racquet sport suitable for all ages and abilities. It's played on a compact court with a solid paddle and a plastic wiffle ball hit over a low net. Games are played with two (singles) or four (doubles) players. First time players find it easy to pick up and not as physically demanding as other racket sports. Games last 10-15 minutes with partners and opponents changing for each game. Swapping players combined with a smaller court size facilitates meeting lots of people making pickleball a very social sport.

After an initial introduction players quickly become absorbed in the game. Over time interest in developing further skills and strategies provides the right amount of complexity to keep players engaged while having fun. Skills progress to strategic volleys, precise placement and fast paced ralleys.

Places to Play
Use our places to play page to find a venue near you. Most pickleball venues and clubs welcome beginners and often have equipment to borrow for free. Contact the venue host prior to attending your first time to confirm the session details and book your spot. Bring water and shoes suitable for on court play, you'll be surprised how quickly you pick it up.

Join Meetup
If after your introduction to Pickleball you would like to play more, there are many venues to choose from. Some venues have their own booking system while others use our Meetup group. Meetup is a platform that we use to connect players with venues. Joining Meetup is free. You do not need to be a member of a pickleball club or our association to use it.

Join the PANSW Meetup Group
Once you have a Meetup account, join our Pickleball Association of NSW Meetup Group. Once you are a member of the PANSW Meetup group you will see all of the scheduled pickleball events. You must RSVP to secure your spot before attending a venue. Make sure you read the event details for the information particular to each venue.

Meetup App
Meetup also has a smart phone app.

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