Pickleball Promotion Program at the Green Belt Tennis Club
SJTA/Green Belt – Tennis Club managed by the St. John’s Tennis Association SJTA
- Indoor, year-round facility
- Six Tennis courts, six pickleball courts and a clubhouse
- Located at 114 Newtown Rd, St. John’s
Pickleball Promotion Program Designed to introduce new groups to pickleball and sport in general in the St. John’s area.
– Pickleball – The Sport (see below)
1.5 hour sessions include staff to teach the basics of the sport to beginners
and to help organize matches
-Offered on Saturday and Sunday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 pm
– Booking starts on April 10th, 2021……………
-Equipment such as paddles and balls will be provided.
-Price per session is $5.00 per participant
-Help provide transportation for groups (contact)
Please fill out this form to request a session: Pickleball Booking Request Form
You will be contacted to confirm your booking.
David Whitney-Brown- Pickleball Program Co-ordinator
Pickleball- The sport!
Pickleball is a sport similar to tennis, however it is played on a smaller court, and with paddles rather than racquets. It has been described as a mix of tennis, table tennis/ ping pong, and badminton. This game is easy to learn, and provides exercise without being too hard on the body.
You play pickleball in singles (one against one) or doubles (two against two) with large,
lightweight paddles that are similar to large ping pong paddles. The pickleball itself is similar to a Wiffle ball, full of holes. It travels slower and bounces lower than a tennis ball, making it easier to hit. The court is similar in size to a badminton court. This close proximity to other players makes playing the sport a social activity, as well as physical!