Social Pickleball

The Helen Rice Tennis School is running social pickleball on Monday mornings at Netherby TC from 9.15am.

Players will be divided into doubles pairs and play pickleball sets (rules explained below). All players are welcome!

The best bit? Just show up with or without a crew and you’ll be paired up at random with a doubles partner.
You’ll swap partners each match and have the opportunity to play at least 4 matches a session!

A brief overview of the pickleball rules are explained below:

  • The ball is served diagonally to the opponent’s service court underhanded without bouncing it off the court.
  • Points are scored by the serving side only and occur when the opponent faults (fails to return the ball, hits ball out of bounds, etc.). The server continues to serve, alternating service courts, until the serving side faults. The first side scoring 11 points and leading by at least a 2-point margin wins. If both sides are tied, then play continues until one side wins by 2 points.
  • Double Bounce Rule: Following the serve, each side must make at least one ground-stroke, prior to volleying the ball (hitting it before it has bounced).
  • Non-Volley Zone: A player cannot volley a ball while standing within the non-volley zone.


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Event Details

9.15am – 11.15am

Every Monday