Pickleball

People playing on an indoor pickleball court

Maroondah Nets has your answer to keeping active with a low impact racquet sport, gaining interest all over the world. Pickleball is easy to learn at almost any age and is hosted in our climate-controlled stadium. It’s a sport for life!

Beginner - I'm new to the game

Welcome to pickleball! We offer beginner lessons and social sessions to get you started.  

Lessons are conducted in small groups by our friendly team of coaches. Whether you are an ex tennis player or new to racket sports a beginners lesson is a great first step to learning the basics of pickleball.

Indoor beginner lesson times and costs

Pickleball lessons run during the school term, excluding public holidays. Bookings are not required.

Mondays
9.30am - 10.30am and/or 1.00pm - 2.00pm | $6.00                                                                                          

*To join in social play after the lesson, an additional $6.00 is to be paid at reception.

Outdoor after hours beginner lesson times and costs

Upcoming after hours beginner lessons $6.50. Bookings are essential.

Tuesdays
7.30pm - 8.30pm, outdoors | $6.50

*bookings open 2 weeks before the lesson

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FAQ

What do I wear?
Comfortable clothing and supporting footwear/runners.

What do I bring?
A drink bottle, paddle (if you have one), sunscreen, hat and/or sunglasses if on the outdoor courts during warmer weather. All equipment is provided if you don’t have any.

I’ve had one lesson, what next?
Following your one hour lesson there is the opportunity to join in the fun of social match play for the second hour to put your new skills into practise. Otherwise future lessons are available to you as required.

Don’t need another lesson?
Great, just come along to any of the 2 hour social match play sessions listed in the intermediate section below.

Advanced Beginner and Intermediate - I enjoy social match play

There is plenty of pickleball for you at Maroondah Nets!

With a variety of playing standards at this level players who are familiar with the basics of pickleball after having a lesson through to those who enjoy playing socially will find the sessions below perfect for social match play.

Pickleball sessions run every week during the school term, excluding public holidays. All equipment is provided.   

Social Sessions 

Indoor Social Sessions

Mondays
9.30am - 11.30am, indoors | $12.00
1.00pm - 3.00pm, indoors | $12.00                                                                 

Wednesdays
9.30am - 11.30am, indoors | $12.00

Fridays
9.30am - 11.30am, indoors | $12.00

Outdoor Social Sessions

Mondays
7.30pm - 9.30pm, outdoors | $6.50 *Places limited, online booking required

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Tuesdays
7.30pm - 9.30pm, outdoors | $6.50

Thursdays*
7.30pm - 9.30pm, outdoors |$6.50 Cancelled 22 February due to weather forecast

*Courts are available for social play, with separate courts available for drilling. Please note – drill courts are self-managed and there is no coaching provided. 


Competition  

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Open/Advanced - I'm an elite level player

Players who meet the below criteria are eligible to attend the sessions listed for training or match play:

  • Players with an official rating of 3.5 or above
  • Players who enter tournaments in the Open division

*Not quite at this level? Players wishing to develop their skill to this level should seek private coaching in addition to playing at the intermediate level. Should you require further assistance please email maroondahnets@maroondah.vic.gov.au

Pickleball sessions run every week during the school term, excluding public holidays. All equipment is provided.   

Indoor Social Sessions

Mondays
1.00pm - 3.00pm, indoors | $12.00                                                            

Wednesdays
9.30am - 11.30am, indoors | $12.00

Fridays
9.30am - 11.30am, indoors | $12.00

Outdoor Social Sessions

Mondays
7.30pm - 9.30pm, outdoors | $6.50 *Places limited, online booking required

Book now

Tuesdays
7.30pm - 9.30pm, outdoors | $6.50

Thursdays
7.30pm - 9.30pm, outdoors |$6.50* Cancelled 22 February due to weather forecast

*Courts are available for social play, with separate courts available for drilling. Please note – drill courts are self-managed and there is no coaching provided. 


Competition  

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Don’t forget to check out our open round robin and tournaments section.

Events

There are many events planned throughout the year for you to join.

Round Robins

A great way to meet people and have fun. You enter into the Round Robin in your relevant level as an individual and are paired up with a new partner each match.

We cater for the following levels:

  • Advanced beginner 2.5-3.0 rating - advanced beginner and novice intermediate players
  • Intermediate 3.0-3.5 rating - experienced intermediate players 
  • Open 3.5 and above rating - advanced players with developed skills 

*Places limited, online booking required

Upcoming Round Robins

Please check back later


Competitions

Thursday evenings is competition night at Maroondah Nets.

Find out more


Tournaments 

More information on Pickleball tournaments coming soon.

Find out more and register

School holiday schedule

We offer alternate sessions during the school holidays for you to join. 

January 2024 Holiday Schedule

Maroondah-Nets-Pickleball-Holiday-Schedule-January-2024.pdf(DOCX, 149KB)

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About pickleball

What is pickleball?

Pickleball is a paddle sport you can learn in minutes and play for a lifetime. It brings together elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis to create a sport that’s fun for all ages and skill levels, but gets fast-paced and exhilarating at competitive levels.

  • Play indoors on a badminton-sized court
  • Usually played as doubles, but can be played as singles
  • Use a solid paddle to hit a plastic ball over a low net
  • A game takes about 10-25 minutes

How to play

Each game starts with the serving team sending the ball over the net. The receiving team must let it bounce before returning the ball over the net. The serving team must also let the ball bounce before returning it… but after this, both teams generally rush forward to volley the ball back and forth, often hitting the ball rapidly between them without it touching the ground.

Scoring

If the serving team faults or misses the ball, they lose the serve. But if the receiving team faults or misses the ball, the serving team scores a point. The first team to reach 11 points (as long as they’re 2 points ahead) wins the game.

How is Pickleball different to other net sports?

  • It’s easier to pick up than many net sports
  • It’s lower impact than tennis, 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 tennis 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!