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  • Published: 2 May 2016
  • ISBN: 9781775538677
  • Imprint: Random House NZ
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $27.99

The Beginner's Guide to Netball


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Instructional and highly illustrated, this is a beginner’s book of netball for all ages.

Instructional and highly illustrated, this is a beginner’s book of netball for all ages.

It features the basic skills every netballer should be familiar with, no matter what their position.

Read about the story of netball as well as Maria’s own journey to becoming an international netball superstar. Then learn the rules, positions and how to get started. Along with the basics of passing, defence and footwork, find out how to read an opposition player, how to find shooting rhythm and how to run onto the ball at pace. Maria also shares how to troubleshoot when things don’t go to plan, the best drills to test your new skills, and how to stay on top of your game.

  • Pub date: 2 May 2016
  • ISBN: 9781775538677
  • Imprint: Random House NZ
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $27.99

About the Author

Maria Tutaia

Born in Tokoroa, Maria Tutaia now lives in Auckland. In 2005 she won the World Youth Cup in Miami and later that same year she debuted for the Silver Ferns. Maria has two Commonwealth Games gold medals to her name, and continues to be one of netball’s biggest stars.


Awards & Recognition

  • Storylines Notable Non-fiction Award

    Notable Book • 2017 • Storylines Notable Book


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