There are a number of factors to consider when choosing a paddle such as weight, grip size and material. Read all about it here.
Second Hand Paddle Marketplace (Coming soon!)
Have you upgraded your paddle and looking to sell your old one?
Are you wanting to buy a pre-loved paddle instead of a new one?
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Solar Bat Sunglasses
These sunglasses are worn by hundreds of players in Australia; players of tennis, pickleball, padel and beach tennis. The lenses highlight optic yellow (the ball) and a darker gradient runs along the top of the lenses to minimise “sun blindness” when hitting overheads.Click here to view all features.
SOLAR BAT AUSTRALIA is offering our members a $40 discount. Apply the code NBPA40 on solarbataustralia.bigcartel.com.
NBPA receive $10 for each pair purchased by our members.
If you wish to try a pair at the Avalon outdoor courts, please email Rona at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enquiries to Lee Taylor: email@example.com.
Nets and Pickleballs
You will also need a net and a pickleball. The ball is unique, with holes through it like a whiffle ball. Different ball models are intended for indoor and outdoor play. Balls come in several colors, including orange, white, yellow and green.
Pickleball shoes are actually much more important than your paddle!
Wearing good court shoes can lessen the chances of injury. Sneakers or running shoes do not supply the right kind of support for the side-to-side action inherent in pickleball. Open shoes, hiking boots, running shoes and swim shoes are most definitely not suitable for pickleball. A lot of people will start playing pickleball with their running shoes because it’s the most common type of sports shoe and it’s the most convenient, but this can be a disastrous choice. To avoid injury in pickleball, you will need sturdier shoes.
Because pickleball being such a new sport in Australia, it is virtually impossible to find a pair of shoes made especially for pickleball. A well-fitting pair of tennis shoes is the best option for outdoor play and volleyball or badminton shoes for indoor play.
You can wear just about anything comfortable and appropriate for the climate: athletic shorts, gym pants, t-shirts, etc.
Other Equipment Suppliers
Contact Tony Morgan. PB Sports is a NSW based business that provides pickleball paddles, nets, balls and exclusive bundle deals. They offer on-line ordering with shipping or they can personally deliver to clubs in NSW to save you money.
ABPA members qualify for a 5% discount.