You may have heard about Pickleball, but what exactly is it?
Pickleball is a paddleball sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. It is played on a court similar in size to a doubles badminton court, with a net that is slightly lower than a tennis net. The game is typically played with a lightweight paddle and a perforated plastic ball, and can be played in singles or doubles format.
It’s the fastest growing sport in the world and is seriously fun for people of all ages and abilities. We love it and we know you will to!
The benefits of playing pickleball include:
- Physical activity: Pickleball provides a fun way to stay active and get exercise, which can help improve overall health and reduce the risk of various diseases.
- Social engagement: Pickleball is often played in a friendly and social environment, which can help players make new friends and build relationships.
- Improved hand-eye coordination: The game requires quick reflexes and good hand-eye coordination, which can help improve these skills over time.
- Low-impact exercise: The sport is low-impact, which makes it a great option for people with joint pain or other physical limitations.
- Mental stimulation: Pickleball requires strategy and quick decision-making, which can help improve cognitive function and mental agility.
- Suitable for all ages: Pickleball is a sport that can be played by people of all ages and skill levels, making it a great option for families and people looking to stay active throughout their lives.
A number of global sporting superstars have jumped on the Pickleball train including Serena Williams and Shaquille O’Neal and arguably none bigger than LeBron James, a professional basketball player and four-time NBA champion. James has been seen playing the sport with fellow NBA players and celebrities. James has praised pickleball for its social and competitive aspects, as well as its ability to provide a fun and challenging workout.
Overall, pickleball is a fun and accessible sport that provides numerous physical and mental benefits, while also providing an opportunity to socialize and have fun. Pickleball was invented so that you can scratch that sport itch you’ve been having, without all the pain that usually comes with it.
See what all the fuss is about for yourself and try Pickleball at Narrandjeri Stadium.
We have a Social Pickleball Competition currently running:
- Sundays from 5pm-7pm
- Tuesdays from 7am-9am
- Fridays 10am-12pm
For more info and to register your interest follow this link: Pickleball at Narrandjeri Stadium