Low impact and walking sports in Maroondah

senior person playing pickleball

Participation in regular physical activity improves mental health, maintains muscle mass and flexibility (reducing the risk of falls), helps retain independence and is great way to meet new friends.

Low impact and walking sports are great if you want the fun of the game without the strenuous pace and intense contact and are perfect for players wanting to return to sport. Walking sports are versions of sports that follow the rules of the standard game, but the players walk instead of run and there is no physical contact or tackling. The games are offered in a friendly, non-competitive environment, where the emphasis is on movement and socialisation.

Want to get involved?

In Maroondah, there are a variety of low impact and walking sports programs for you to try including:

  • Pickleball
  • Badminton
  • Table tennis
  • Walking cricket
  • Walking football
  • Walking netball

Upcoming low impact and walking sport activities

Other low impact sports to consider

  • Yoga
  • Swimming 
  • Cycling
  • Walking

For activities near you see the events calendar.

Further information

For further information on our walking sports, contact Council's Active & Healthy Ageing Coordinator on 1300 88 22 33. 

See all Seniors community activities and outings

See the Better Health Channel for more information on Physical activity for seniors.

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To communicate with us in a language other than English, call our interpreter service on 131 450.

National Relay Service

If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment, contact us through the National Relay Service and give the Maroondah City Council number you want to call.

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