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Pickleball Festival At Halcyon

02 September 2019 | by Halcyon

Celebrate everything Pickleball at the Halcyon Pickleball Festival from 4 -9 October on Australia’s Gold Coast.

Hosted by Australia’s first purpose built Pickleball Complex at Halcyon Greens, the Halcyon Pickleball Festival is your chance to try this fun, and exciting sport.

The Halcyon Pickleball Festival features a week of exciting events for Halcyon Home Owners from all of our Lifestyle Communities, as well as two preview events open to the public.

For information about exclusive home owner events please visit your Halcyon Intranet or contact Brandon on 1800 626 288.

Halcyon Pickleball Festival Preview Events:

  • 4 October – Kids and Family Fun Day at Halcyon Greens 
  • 7 October – Pickleball Showcase at Halcyon Greens featuring an exhibition match from the world’s first family of Pickleball – The Elliot Family. 

Kids and Family Pickleball Day at Halcyon Greens 

The Pickleball Kids and Family Fun Day at Halcyon Greens is a chance for friends, family and the grand kids to come to Halcyon Greens to learn about Halcyon and participate in some Pickleball play. It is a chance to try Pickleball and experience Australia’s first purpose built Pickleball Complex.
We guarantee you and the kids will love the sport!

Entry is free and registration is essential. You can enjoy:

  • Pickleball instruction and tips with top pros Robert, Jodi, Josh and Rachel Elliott and coach Keith Bing.
  • Live entertainment
  • Children’s Face Painting
  • Balloon twisting
  • Food and coffee trucks
  • Vintage ice cream truck
  • Free give-a-ways
  • Wild Animal display
  • Plus more!

Friday 4 October 2019.
10:00am – 1:00pm
Free Parking

Halcyon Greens located at 7 Halcyon Drive, Gainsborough Greens, Pimpama.

 

Registration is essential.

Pickleball Showcase at Halcyon Greens

Visitors and participants in this year’s Australian Pickleball Championships in Brisbane are invited to an exclusive showcase event at Halcyon Greens at Gainsborough Greens on the northern Gold Coast – Australia’s first purpose built Pickleball Complex.

The Showcase Event will feature exhibition matches played by the Elliott’s and some of the top south east Queensland Pickleball players on our Championship Court.

You can even bring your own paddle and ball and try our courts for yourself!
The Showcase Day will take place on:

Monday 7 October 2019
from 10:00am – 1:00pm

Halcyon Greens is located at 7 Halcyon Drive, Gainsborough Greens, Pimpama

Registeration is essential.

 

Rules of Pickleball

Pickleball can be played as a singles or doubles game, the court and rules are the same for both.

Scoring
A pickleball game is normally played to 11 and must be won by 2. You can only score a point while serving. The score should be said aloud before each serve with the serving teams score stated first, in doubles both players on a team serve so the last number stated should be to identify which server is serving. e.g. 7 - 5 - 1 would mean the serving team is winning 7 to 5 and the server is the 1st server on the team, for the 2nd server it would be 7 - 5 - 2

The Serve
The serve must be hit with an underhand swinging motion and the ball contacted below the hips. When hitting the serve the server must be behind the baseline and serve into the adjacent service box as is done in tennis. You only get 1 serve, if the ball is hit out of the court, into the net or into the no-volley zone (kitchen) it is a side out. The centre line, sidelines and baselines are considered in on a serve but if the ball lands on the no-volley line it is a side out. If the ball hits the net and goes into the service box it is a let and the server maintains the serve. You only score points while serving.
In doubles each player serves until a point is lost then the other team gets the serve. At the start of the game the team that serves first only gets 1 player to server so the score starts at 0 - 0 - 2. The 2 meaning it is already the 2nd server. The 1st server on each side is always from the right service box serving into the right service box on the other side.

Double Bounce Rule
When the ball is served the player on the receiving side must let the ball bounce once before hitting it. When the ball is returned to the serving side the ball must again bounce once before being hit. After the ball has bounced once on each side the ball can be hit without bouncing as long as you are not in the no-volley zone 7 feet from the net.

No Volley Zone – Keep out of the kitchen!
The No-Volley Zone is 7 feet from the net on each side known as the ‘kitchen’. A player cannot hit a ball if they are in the kitchen unless the ball bounces first. If a ball hit a player in the kitchen zone before bouncing the point is lost. Once a ball bounces a player can hit the ball while inside the zone. If a player hits a ball while outside the kitchen the momentum takes them into the zone the point is lost. If your foot touches any part of the line you are considered inside the zone, you can reach over the line and hit a ball as long as your foot is behind the line. If a serve hits the no – volley line the serving team loses the point.

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