Pickleball Hawke's Bay will be hosting New Zealand's first outdoor Pickleball tournament. We are expecting people from Hawke's Bay and from other parts of the country to attend the event. This event is for all experienced Pickleball players.
Categories include: under 21, men's open, women's open, men's super (over 60 years), women's super (over 60 years), mixed open and mixed super (over 60 years).
Pickleball is a paddleball sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. Four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a Wiffle Ball, over a net. The sport shares features of other racquet sports, the dimensions and layout of a badminton court, and a net and rules somewhat similar to tennis, with several modifications. Pickleball was invented in the mid 1960s as a children's backyard game.