Welcome to Western Australia our newest State Member, we look forward to working with you.
Pickleball in Schools
A program initially developed by PAQ has been adopted and released to all state members as a starting point for the development of pickleball in schools.
Welcome to Melissa Carlton our newest board member appointment. She brings with her, amongst other skills, a great deal of experience and knowledge reagrding inclusivity and working with programs for persons with a disability.
Pickleball on the International scene
PAA are reaching out to international bodies encouraging them to establish a single entity. This is important for our recognition by Sport Australia.
Welcome to our next State Member - Tasmania. Congratualtions to PASA who have been nominated for an award. All States members have received funding for the purchase of equipment to be used as they deem appropriate.
APC planning well on the way with a 10-day Dinkfest offering a range of events for all to be involved. Coaching, playing sessions, social events and accreditation courses are all in the plans.
Pan Pacific Masters Games are being held on the Gold Coast and will include Pickleball as one of their sports. This will be hosted by PAQ and the Gold Coast Pickleball Association.
Held on the 10th December via ZOOM resulted in the appointment of Ian Daniels as a new board member.
Branding protection and purchasing of equipment kits for State assciations have been recognised as the present spending priorites.
State Forum Meetings
Bi-monthly state member forums are being organised to provide opportunities for discussion and input into decisions regarding the development of pickleball Australia-wide while also affording members a face-to-face connection with the board to have questions and concerns raised and answered when possible.
Welcome to our newest State Member - Victoria.
World Pickleball Day
Preparations wll underway for WPD events across Australia. Wear yellow and have an event at your club to help celebrate thsi growing sport.
South Australia our newest State Member. The Revolutionise portal now up and running so make sure to join PAA, your State Association or club via this portal.
Despite COVID, Queensland are still keen to run tournaments - Brisbane Doubles Open (26-27 Sept) Queensland Pickleball Championships (27 - 29 Nov)
Strategic and Annual Operational Plan Subcommittee
A sub committee has been established to ensure the effective progression of the PAA Strategic plan which is centres around establishing pickleball as a National Sports Organisation.
May/ June 2020
Pickleball Australia Association is working with individuals in each state to facilitate the incorporation of an association for each state. There has been progress made with SA, WA, VIC and TAS while ACT is bust getting playing sesssion started and will follow suit in the months to come.
If anyone has contacts of players in NT it would be appreciated if you contact PAA - see the link to their website on our main menu.
Affiliation with APF
Formal affiliation with the Asian Pickleball Federation should bring awareness of playing opportunities overseas and a greater connection with the world of pickleball.
Yeppoon Pickleball Success
Congrats to Yeppoon Pickleball Club who have been awarded a grant to build 8 pickleball courts at their home at Yeppoon Tennis Club. Click below to read all about it.
2021 Issue 2 May
Issue 2 for 2021, find out about all the places you can play pickleball in Queensland and plenty more inside!
Free Webinars to assist clubs
These webinars are offered in a range of subjects all aimed at supporting club adminstrators with development of their club and an efficient management committee.
CLICK HERE to have a look at what is on offer and register.
Students take to the pickleball courts
Woodhill State School embracing a sport for all
Woodhill is the most recent of many schools now offering pickleball as a regular activity in school.
CLICK HERE to find out more about what has happened with pickleball in Beaudesert.
7 Exclusive - New courts at Currumbin
Well done GCPA
Congrats to the Gold Coast Pickleball Association on the development of their 8 state of the art pickleball courts.
Watch the news coverage achieved. Great job GCPA.
New FREE Introductory Coaching Course
Pickleball Coaching International (PCI)
PCI have created a FREE INTRODUCTORY INSTRUCTOR TRAINING PROGRAM - Using footage from a real introductory lesson, this session guides you through planning and delivery of a lesson for beginners. Also a useful tool for those wanting to develop their own beginner skills. Just sign on to PCI to gain access to this wonderful offering.
Issue 2 December 2020
Issue 2 post the QPC
Seasons Greetings all
Stay healthy and safe.
Pickleball on Sunrise
The word is spreading and great coverage with Sam Mac on 7 Sunrise has been the latest promotional event! Well done Woody and Noosa Pickleball Club for making this happen.
Pickleball Court in Bundaberg
A new purpose built pickleball court at Tennis Bundaberg provides another place as you roadtrip up the coast to have a hit. Welcome Bundaberg to the world of pickleball.
PAQ Self Rating Guide
A simple guide to assist players with determining their rating for pickleball events and tournament entry.
Event planned for 2021
November 2020 has been cancelled but planned for Gold Coast November 2021
Watch this space for details as they come available.
Australian Pickleball Championships
Cancelled for 2020
Unfortunately COVID has infected our 2020 APC but never fear it will recover and be back in 2021 the first weekend of October in Newcastle.