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NEW to 2024, join the new sports phenomenon - Pickleball!

A dynamic, hybrid sport, Pickleball combines features from both badminton and tennis. Using a plastic ball and paddles, it's played on a smaller court with a lowered net and is designed for two or four players. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned player, Pickleball is a fun and low impact sport.
  • Registrations for the June Casual Pickleball Program are now open!



    After a successful first launch of our Seniors Pickleball Program, we are now offering social pickleball for all ages & abilities 16+.

    The program will be held every Friday from Friday 7 June to Friday 28 June (4 weeks) with morning sessions on offer. You can register in one, two, three or four sessions, for $7.50 per session.

    *To book into multiple sessions, you will need to book one at a time*

    This is a casual format, where fixtures are unorganised, and all games are self-umpired by participants. Participants will play games to 11 points, in the doubles format. Singles will only be played if required due to numbers.

    All sessions are held in our indoor stadium with balls provided. Participants must bring their own paddles, or hire a paddle from reception for $5.20.

  • June Program 


    Every Friday from Friday 7, to Friday 28


    DatesSession times
    Friday 7 June 9 - 10.30am 
    10.30am - 12pm
    Friday 14 June9 - 10.30am 
    10.30am - 12pm
    Friday 21 June9 - 10.30am 
    10.30am - 12pm
    Friday 28 June 9 - 10.30am 
    10.30am - 12pm


  • The cost is $7.50 per person, per session.

    Upfront payment is required at the time of enrolment for all sessions.

    Payment Methods

    Option 1: Purchase Online
    Visit our online booking calendar, choose a date and follow the prompts to purchase your enrolment. This is recommended to secure your spot early.

    Option 2: Purchase From Reception
    Attend reception prior to your session and our reception team will assist you in booking your spot via our online booking calendar.

    The City of Cockburn & Cockburn ARC do not provide refunds. A credit can be applied if cancellation terms & conditions are met.  
  • Cockburn ARC reserves the right to make changes to the program structure, content, or equipment at any time.   

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    • All enrolments must be made via our availability calendar upon registering, or at reception before the commencement of the session. 

    • Bookings can be made up until the start time of each session. Please note, bookings are subject to availability. We encourage you to book online prior to attendance. Same day booking requests will only be accommodated subject to availability.   


    Cancellations & Payments 

    • Cockburn ARC does not provide refunds.   

    • Upfront payment for each session ($7.50) is required at the time of booking. Failure to make payment will result in your booking being cancelled, and you will not be able to participate in the program.   

    • If you wish to cancel your enrolment, you must do so at least 24 hours in advance via your online portal. This will enable you to receive a credit for the cancelled enrolment. Please note that credits or refunds cannot be issued for cancellations made after this 24-hour window. If you wish to cancel, follow the steps below: 

      1. Log into your online portal
      2.  Go to ‘My Bookings’  
      3. Select ‘Cancel’ 
      4. Select ‘Confirm Cancellation’  

      Make up sessions for missed enrolments are not available. 

      In the event that Cockburn ARC cancels a session, you will receive product credit equivalent to the value of the cancelled class.   


    • Participants agree to abide by any program specific guidelines outlined by Cockburn ARC Sports and Programs Team.  
    • All patrons & players are responsible for their own insurance and engage at their own risk.   
    • In the event of an emergency, participants authorise Cockburn ARC staff to seek medical emergency services and call for an ambulance if necessary.   
    • All participants must possess the requisite medical and physical capability to engage in physical activity. Furthermore, they should demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of and acknowledge the inherent risks associated with undertaking exercise independently.   

    Social Expectations 

    Cockburn ARC maintains a zero-tolerance policy towards unsportsmanlike and anti-social behaviour.  

    All participants are expected to adhere to and display the following: 
    • Respect   
    • Inclusivity   
    • Integrity   
    • Sportsmanship    
    • Friendly communication   
    • Equality   
    • Fairness   
    • Ownership & accountability    
    • Work well with others  
    • Participants and spectators are subject to the Suspension Guidelines outlined in Appendix 2, as well as Cockburn ARC Terms & Conditions in all events of any stadium misconduct.   
    • Management reserve the right to suspend or expel, players, customers and spectators from the sports courts, competitions, or programs as deemed necessary. 

    Pickleball Equipment 

    • Cockburn ARC will provide the necessary balls for use during sessions.  
    • Paddles will not be provided by Cockburn ARC, although they are available to hire for $5.20 per paddle at reception provided that an item of value (e.g: keys, ID, etc) is left at reception for the duration of use.  
    • To be eligible to hire a paddle, you must be enrolled in the program for the corresponding date.    
    • Any hired equipment must be returned to reception at the closing of the session.  
    • Failure to return the paddle may result in restrictions on further participation in ARC programs or hinder your ability to hire future equipment.  
    • Patrons hiring Cockburn ARC equipment agree to treat it with respect and return it in the same condition they received it, failure to do so may hinder your ability to hire future equipment.  

    Pickleball Gameplay 

    • Social Pickleball operates without strict regulations regarding match times and court sharing. We trust players to effectively manage court space and time, encouraging courteous behaviour by allowing all participants the opportunity to play or warm up as needed.  
    • Cockburn ARC cannot guarantee how many patrons will enrol into this program, and fees will apply regardless of enrolments or numbers in attendance on the day. We will endeavour to provide competitive games, nonetheless.  
    • All games are expected to be played in a doubles format. Singles matches may only be played if participation numbers are low.  
    • Players of all skill levels and experience are welcomed and encouraged to participate in casual pickleball sessions. 
    1. All rules are as per the official USA Pickleball rules, with minor amendments intended to enhance the playing experience at Cockburn ARC.

      Basic Rules 

      • Played in either singles or doubles.  

      • Same size playing area and rules for both singles & doubles.  


      The Serve 

      • Servers arm must be moving in an upwards direction when hitting the ball.  

      • Contact between the ball & paddle must be lower than the highest part of the wrist.  

      • When the ball is struck, the server’s feet must not be touching the baseline or outside the side-line of the court. One foot must be behind the baseline.  

      • Serves must be made diagonally crosscourt and must land within the confines of the opposite diagonal court.  

      • Only one serve attempt allowed per server. 


      Serve Sequence 

      • Both players on the serving doubles team have the opportunity to serve and score points until they commit a fault *(except for the first service sequence of each new game). 

      • The first serve of each side-out is made from the right-hand court. If a point is scored, the server switches sides and the server initiates the next serve from the left-hand court. 

      • As subsequent points are scored, the server continues switching back and forth until a fault is committed, and the first server loses the serve.  

      • When the first server loses the serve the partner then serves from their correct side of the court (except for the first service sequence of the game*). 

      • The second server continues serving until his team commits a fault and loses the serve to the opposing team.  

      • Once the service goes to the opposition (at side out), the first serve is from the right-hand court and both players on that team have the opportunity to serve and score points until their team commits two faults.  

      • In singles the server serves from the right-hand court when his or her score is even and from the left when the score is odd.  

      **At the beginning of each new game, only one partner on the serving team has the opportunity to serve before faulting, after which the service passes to the receiving team.** 



      • Points are scored only by the serving team.  

      • Games are played to 11 points, win by 2. 


      Two-Bounce Rule 

      • When the ball is served, the receiving team must let it bounce before returning, and then the serving team must let it bounce before returning, thus two bounces.  

      • After the ball has bounced once in each team’s court, both teams may either volley the ball (hit the ball before it bounces) or play it off a bounce (ground stroke). 


      Non-Volley Zone (“The Kitchen”) 

      • This is the court area within 7 feet of both side of the net (from the net to the blue line).  

      • No volleying allowed in this zone to prevent smashing.  

      • It is a fault if, when volleying a ball, the player steps on the non-volley zone. This includes the line and/or when the player’s momentum causes them or anything they are wearing/carrying to touch the non-volley zone. This includes the associated lines. 

      • It is a fault if, after volleying, a player is carried by momentum into or touches the non-volley zone, even if the volleyed ball is declared dead before this happens.  

      • A player may legally be in the non-volley zone any time other than when volleying a ball. 


      Line Calls 

      • A ball contacting any line, except the non-volley zone line on a serve, is considered “in. 

      • A serve contacting the non-volley zone line is short and a fault.  



      • Fault = Any action that stops play because of a rule violation.  

      • A fault by the receiving team results in a point for the serving team 

      • A fault by the serving team results in the server’s loss of serve or side out.  

      • A fault occurs when:  

      A serve does not land within the court lines on receiving court.  

      The ball hits the net on serve or a return. 

      Ball is volleyed before a bounce occurs for each side on serve.  

      Ball is hit out of bounds.  

      Ball bounces twice before being hit by receiver.  

      Ball is volleyed in non-volley zone.  

      A player, player’s clothing, or any part of a player’s paddle touches the net or the net post when the ball is in play. 

      Violation of a service rule.  

      A ball in play strikes a player or anything the player is wearing or carrying. 

      A ball in play strikes any permanent object before bouncing on the court. 


    Register your interest in future Pickleball sessions and competitions.

    If you would like to be notified when we introduce a new Pickleball program, please provide your details.

    This will help us in planning our competitions.
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