Low Impact Team Sports on the Sunshine Coast
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Something fun, something active and something low impact - Image: Priscilla Du Preez, Unsplash free to use
In today’s day and age, there are a range of diverse low impact team sports
on offer to people looking for something fun, something active and something social, without the need to commit to playing high intensity, competition level sport.
Recently I wrote about walking sports
, mainly walking football and walking netball, on the Sunshine Coast, where a more moderate and gentle pace of exercise is offered - still competitive, but less stress on the body. Pickle Ball
and Disc Golf
are two other fun and easy low-impact sports alternatives.
Image: Sunshine Coast Pickleball Club FB
From Buderim to Cooroy, the Sunshine Coast Pickleball Club
is the Sports Club offering the fun and easy, low-impact pickleball - a sport that combines various elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. The Sunshine Coast Pickleball Club have introduced Come and Try Days
, offering FREE sessions to new players. With numerous locations, days and times available to choose from, pickleball wannabe and/or experienced players are sure to find the perfect fit.
Pickleball is played on indoor courts - Image: Sunshine Coast Pickleball Club FB
Pickleball is played on indoor courts, so rain or shine, players are covered. Courts have been set aside for newbies and the more skilled players are happy to show the beginners how to play and how to score. Newcomers to pickleball are guaranteed lots of laughs, will feel comfortable knowing that they’re not the only beginners and will be pleasantly surprised at how quick it is to pick up the sport and learn all the necessary lingo. In no time at all newbies will be going head to head with the rest of the pickleball hipsters.
WHERE AND WHEN THE SUNSHINE COAST PICKLEBALL CLUB PLAYS
- 2 sessions - 8.30am and 11am
Pickleball is a great sport to meet and make new friends - Image: www.sunshinecoastpickleball.org
- 8.00am and 10.15am
Caloundra Training for Advanced Players
8.00am every second week - Mountain Creek
- Social Play, all welcome
8.00am every other week - Mountain Creek
- Come and Try Day - Free for first timers
AND 8.00am every other week - Mountain Creek
Skills and Drills for Beginners
10.15am EVERY SATURDAY - Mountain Creek
- Advanced Players game
From Buderim to Cooroy to Maleny, pickleball is available - Image: Sunshine Coast Pickleball Club FB
and MOUNTAIN CREEK
bookings, click on OPENSPORTS
For MALENY bookings, click on MEETUP
Pickleball is a paddle sport you can learn in minutes and play for a lifetime. It's also a great value sport and at present offers Member Registration at only $60 per annum and $50 for seniors and juniors.
$10 for members for a two hour game or $15 for non-members. Paddles will be provided if you haven’t got one yet!
Disc Golf is popular for families of all ages - Image: www.scdiscgolf.com
Another newish sport on the Sunshine Coast that is growing in popularity everywhere and is oftentimes referred to as frisbee golf or ‘frolf’, is Disc Golf. Disc Golf is much like traditional golf, but instead of clubs, balls and holes, players use concave plastic discs and basket-like targets. The objective is to get your disc from the tee area to the target in as few throws as possible. Sounds easy enough, but knowing my skill levels on a putt-putt range, this could take all day.
On the Sunshine Coast, the Sunshine Coast Disc Golf
association operates from its new home at Meridan Downs Park in Little Mountain in Caloundra. New members are always welcomed.
DISC GOLF AT LITTLE MOUNTAIN, CALOUNDRA
Meridan Downs Park, 27 Winchester Road, Little Mountain
Every 2nd Saturday of the month (unless coinciding with a local tournament)
8.30am registration and 9.00am tee-off
$5 entry fee and optional $1 ace pot
PLEASE CONTACT: Check the club’s Facebook page here for more details.
For other local Disc Golf courses, please follow this highlighted link.
Walking football is a low impact, team-based exercise - Image: www.cbwf.webador.com
As mentioned in my walking sports
article walking football is a low impact, team-based exercise, with specifically no contact between players, whilst always having at least one foot on the ground. Baringa Football Club
is the club I mentioned in the article, but I have subsequently discovered that Coolum Beach
on the opposite side of the Sunshine Coast also offers this very popular physical activity. Details are as follows:
COOLUM BEACH WALKING FOOTBALL
1946-1974 David Low Way (behind the Coolum RSL and Coolum Baptist Church)
Every Monday (weather permitting)
From 5.00pm until 6.30pm
No registration fees apply. $5 for the ground hire.
Tony Innes on [email protected]
or 0416 097 790
Coolum Beach Walking Football FB
Most of these activities are run by local organisations and provide awesome groundwork for building local social connections, whilst having fun. Choose to move and connect directly with individual clubs for exact locations and/or to find out how to participate.
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