Tutor/Facilitator Barry ONeill
Date: on/from Mon 29 Jan 2024 to end year
Class time: 10:00-12:00
National Pickleball League
Pickleball is the fastest growing recreation/sport in Australia. A cross between tennis, badminton and squash, played with a ‘paddle’ (a sort of large table tennis bat), and a plastic pickleball, it suits all ages and all levels of fitness. Games are usually played with two per side, any combination of m/f and can last between 10 and 20 minutes depending on skill levels. You can ‘sit out’ whenever you want. Warning – it is terribly addictive.
This course is open both to those who know and play the game and to beginners (tuition will be available). We will be playing on purpose-built inside courts in Southbank. There is plenty of metered parking nearby at approx. $1 per hour.
NOTE: The first step will be a once-off introductory session on 29 January to explain the game, to advise on equipment required and to formulate the structure of the course. Regular games will start on 5 February. The course will be a ‘pay as we go’ activity, costing members about $5 or $10 dollars to play each week. Also, the equipment required will add to the set-up cost.
TUTOR: Barry and his wife Rhonda have been playing pickleball for about 18 months, after having seen it played in Canada. He has developed and tutored sessions for U3A in Emerald and is a Pickleball ‘tragic’. He has seen folk who have never played a ball game become useful PBP (pickleball players); tennis and table tennis players become addicted; and all players just enjoying themselves and having healthy exercise and fun. This a great activity and a wonderful social outing..
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