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!

Pickleball sessions run every week during the school term, excluding public holidays. Bookings not required.

Session times and costs

Mondays

Social - suitable for all levels | $5.30 per hour

Please note that no pickleball sessions will run on Monday 13 June due to the Queen's birthday long weekend.

9.30am - 10.30am, indoors

  • Court 1 & 2: training courts
  • Court 3 & 6: all levels match play
  • Court 4 & 5: beginners lesson courts

10.30am - 11.30am, indoors

  • Courts 1-3: intermediate+ level match play
  • Courts 4-6: social match play

11.30am - 12.30pm, indoors

  • Courts 1-6: structured match play for all, rotational match play for all levels coordinated by staff
60+ social: suitable for beginner and intermediate | $10.60 session

1pm - 3pm session, indoors

  • Courts 1-6: coaching and social match play

Tuesdays

Social - suitable for all levels | $5.50 session

7.30pm - 9.30pm session comprising of:

7.30pm - 8.30pm, outdoors

  • Courts 10 - 15: all levels match play

8.30pm - 9.30pm, outdoors

  • Courts 10-12: intermediate+ level match play
  • Courts 13-15: social level match play

Wednesdays

Social - suitable for intermediate+ level | $5.30 per hour 

9.30am - 11.30am, indoors

  • Courts 1-6: intermediate+ level weekly match play with monthly round robin

Thursdays

Commencing as a social play night however will become a competition night | $5.50 per session

7pm - 9pm session comprising of:

7pm - 8pm, outdoors

  • Courts 10-15: all levels match play 

8pm - 9pm, outdoors

  • Courts 10-12: intermediate+ level match play initially
  • Courts 13-15: social level match play initially

Coming soon: 7pm - 9pm, outdoors

  • Competition night: all levels

Fridays

Social - suitable for all levels | $5.30 per hour 

9.30am - 10.30am, indoors

  • Court 1 & 2: training courts
  • Court 3 & 6: all levels match play
  • Court 4 & 5: beginners lesson courts

10.30am - 11.30am, indoors

  • Courts 1-3: intermediate+ level match play
  • Courts 4-6: social match play

11.30am - 12.30pm, indoors

  • Courts 1-6: structured match play for all, rotational match play for all levels coordinated by staff

Sundays

Social - suitable for all levels | $5.50 per session

5pm - 7pm session, outdoors

Please note that no pickleball sessions will run on Sunday 12 June due to the Queen's birthday long weekend.

  • Courts 10-15: all levels match play
  • Courts 10-12: intermediate+ level match play
  • Courts 13-15: social level match play

Coming soon

  • Daytime and evening competitions
  • Guest coaches at training sessions

Cost

  • As listed above. Session or hour price to be paid inside at reception
  • Equipment is included

Contact us

Interested in coming along to one of our casual sessions? Contact us to ensure a warm welcome and introduction:

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!