IF you've been wanting to find something new to keep fit, look no further than the quirky-named pickleball.
The unique sport, a mix between between tennis, badminton and table tennis, is played four times a week at the Warrnambool Stadium and city mayor Tony Herbert is encouraging new players to take up a paddle.
The two-a-side game has similar rules to tennis and renowned city sportswoman Val Bertrand said it was suitable for all ages and abilities.
"The net is lower so it makes it easier," she said.
"The ball has holes in it so that slows it down.
"All-abilities can participate and achieve in the game."
She said anyone could pop along to the stadium from 6pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays.
There is also a session at 10am on Wednesdays.
"There are lots of options," Bertrand said.
"We have three courts which caters for 12 people at a time. It's lots of fun.
"I have never been as enthused about a new sport as I am about this one."
Cr Herbert called on residents to give it a try. He had a hit at the stadium last week and worked up a sweat.
"It's a huge amount of fun," he said.
"I'd encourage anyone who can't find a sport in Warrnambool to play to try this one. It's a new game with an unusual name."
Bertrand thanked South West Sport for their support and assistance in setting up the game in Warrnambool.
"We have some very good players," she said.
"One of our players is off to the Australian Pickleball Championships in Brisbane."