Pickleball

Pickleball open nights at Te Rauparaha Arena, combines elements of tennis, badminton, ping-pong and can be enjoyed by all ages and abilities. Look it up online – it’s super fun!

Pickleball open nights at Te Rauparaha Arena, combines elements of tennis, badminton, ping-pong and can be enjoyed by all ages and abilities. Look it up online – it’s super fun!

Porirua Pickleball

Te Rauparaha Arena is running pickleball open nights on Thursday's, from 6pm to 8pm. Then changing to Monday's from Monday 2 March.

Come on your own, bring a friend or if you’re new to Porirua this is a fantastic opportunity to give something new a go.

What is pickleball?

A cross between tennis, badminton and table tennis (or ping pong), pickleball is played on a badminton doubles-sized court using paddles and a hollow, plastic ball with holes in it. (Also known as a wiffle ball). The net is slightly lower than a tennis net.

The rules, equipment and court size are specifically designed to create a fast, fun and more rallying game. 

Pickleball is ideally suited to those who may be finding the tennis court a bit too big or the badminton shuttle a little too high, to those recovering from injuries, and as a family game where those of different ages, heights and abilities can all play happily together. 

Easy to learn, but difficult to master, and very addictive!

Term 1 Pickleball sessions – 2021

Thursday 25 February 6pm - 8pm $4.00 per person
Monday 2 March 6pm - 8pm $4.00 per person
Monday 8 March 6pm - 8pm $4.00 per person
Monday 15 March 6pm - 8pm $4.00 per person
Monday 22 March 6pm - 8pm $4.00 per person
Monday 29 March 6pm - 8pm $4.00 per person
Monday 5 April NO PICKLEBALL (EASTER MONDAY)

No need to pre-book. We will provide all the required equipment including nets, balls and bats.

If you have any questions or would like to have a quick chat about Pickleball then you can give us a call on +64 4 237 1521 or email terauparahaarena@poriruacity.govt.nz.

Find more information on pickleball visit www.pickleball.org.nz

Lunchtime League

Get active, have fun, and network with people in your community

Bring a workmate or friend and get involved in the Porirua Pickleball Lunchtime League.

Where, when and what’s the cost?

Te Rauparaha Arena, 17 Parumoana St, Porirua
Cost: $25.00 per person

Dates and times
Each Wednesday, 12.30pm–1.15pm

Starting Wednesday 10 February, last round to be played 17 March.

Date are 10,17, 24 February and 3, 10 and 17 March

The details

  • Two players per team
  • Games are approximately 15/20 minutes long
  • Start times for each game will be 12.30pm and12.50pm
  • Two games will be played in each session
  • Te Rauparaha Arena will provide all the required equipment including nets, balls and bats

How to register your team
Register as an individual (to be placed in a team) or 2 player team
By email to Eliza.murray@poriruacity.govt.nz

Court hire

A pickleball court can be hired out by contacting our Events team on +64 4 237 1521 or fill out the enquiry form below.  Court hire includes nets, balls and bats.

Porirua Pickleball Enquiry Form