Kayak Netball

netball games in a kayak

Kayak Netball is a fantastic workout for the arms, the abs and the heart! Get a team of five together and head down to Tunks Park or Lavender Bay for a game after work.

Kayak Netball

Kayak Netball is a new kayak fitness game our North Sydney Kayaker’s have been playing this Summer. With two teams of up to five kayakers, the objective is to score a goal, using the game ball. Participants are not allowed to paddle if in possession of the ball, and they cannot hold onto the ball for more than three seconds. This is a fast paced game, allowing players to exercise their core muscles and get a really good, heart pumping cardio session at the same time.

Kayak Netball official rules

  • Kayak Netball requires 2 teams of up to 5 players.
  • There are 2 floating goals set up in the water.
  • We play 4x 10 minute rounds, changing sides at half time.
  • The winning team is the team with most goals scored.
  • You cannot paddle if you are in possession of the ball.
  • You have 3 seconds to pass the ball to a teammate or dribble/throw the ball 2 kayak lengths away from you. You can then chase the ball whilst your teammates get into position.
  • You can use your paddle to defend, by blocking the ball when it is in midair and you can use your paddle to bring the ball closer to you if it is in the water.
  • You cannot hit other players with your paddle. It is a non-contact sport.
  • You are not allowed to hover around the goal. Keeping a good kayak length away from it to defend is acceptable.
  • You cannot touch or move the goals and you cannot hold on to others kayaks when they are chasing the ball (yes, people have tried to do this).
  • Play fair and have fun!