Opportunity to learn pickleball

Free pickleball sessions are being offered in Stanthorpe this week.

By Emily-Rose Toohey

An opportunity has emerged in Stanthorpe this week for aspiring pickleball players to unlock their potential.

ArtWorks Granite Belt secretary Barbara Bowyer said Southern Downs Pickleball Association (currently based in Warwick) are hoping to expand interest in the game by hosting a learning session tomorrow at the Fitness Centre (23 Talc Street) from 10.15am to 12.15pm.

“The club will be teaching and providing a coaching session,” Barbara said.

The sport of pickleball is played on a half tennis court, and she said the game is a cross between tennis, table tennis, and badminton.

“It’s a game about skill more than strength,” Barbara said.

“It’s open for all ages and is good for families and groups to try it.”

Furthermore, the Brisbane-based pickleball club is coming to the Stanthorpe Railway Station on Sunday between 9.30am and 11.30am, to provide a demonstration.

“These teaching sessions are free and all equipment will be provided,” Barbara said.

“It’s a great game and I recommend trying it.”