"bringing people together to enjoy a sport for life"
Pickleball is a low-impact sport that is easy to learn and play at almost any age, this sport for life is regularly described as the fastest growing sport worldwide.
The sport has had a gradual introduction into Australia since 2015 with a small group of enthusiasts starting the first incorporated association in 2017. The rapid growth of pickleball in Australia has resulted in the establishment of the Pickleball Australia Association in 2020. Associations and playing groups in every state and territory in Australia are now well connected with the rapidly growing pickleball commmunity world-wide.
I noticed the pickleball group on Meetup and I thought it was something I would like to try. It’s been a wonderful experience. The pickleball players have ben so welcoming, patient and friendly. I’m really enjoying the social side and have quickly become addicted to the game. I’d love to go to the US or South America for a pickleball holiday.
My first introductory session was fun and it was easier than I thought! Quite diverse ages from 40-73 in our group. The instructor Mark was very helpful and patient with us and by the end of the session we were playing an actual game... Definitely coming back to play again!