Padel Tennis

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We were excited to introduce Padel Tennis in May 2018!   One of the fastest growing sports in the UK and we are proud to be home to one of just a handful of padel courts in England.  Keep scrolling to see what's on offer at the Club...

 

What is Padel Tennis?

  • Padel is a cross between tennis, squash and racketball.
  • Played on an outdoor court measuring 20m x 10m with a net across the middle and walls around the outside.
  • Scoring is exactly the same as Tennis and is played as doubles with 4 people on court.
  • To serve you drop the ball and hit underarm cross court.
  • When you hit the ball over the net it has to hit the ground first before hitting a wall.
  • Played with a bat that is made from foam, EVA rubber and fiberglass, it has holes in the head rather than strings.

 

Padel Tennis History

Padel tennis was invented in the 1960’s by Enrique Corcuera, a Mexican billionaire whose mansion lacked space for a full size tennis court. Then in 1975 an Argentine millionaire imported the sport to Spain where it became a sporting sensation. Today, Padel Tennis is played by approximately 10 million Spanish players. In the UK the sport is growing rapidly and already has 2,000 registered players.

 

Why Play Padel Tennis?

  • It’s a fun, sociable but competitive sport.
  • Easy to learn and enjoy playing.
  • Achieve entertaining rallies right from your first go!
  • A game for everyone no matter your age or ability.
  • Balls stay within the small court area with no walking to pick up stray balls.
  • If you have played tennis, squash or racketball in the past you will pick it up quickly.

 

Booking the Padel Tennis Court

Court hire is free for all full members of The West Hants Club and can be booked up to two weeks in advance. Members will not be allowed to double book the court and failure to show for a booking with result in a £10 charge and your booking right taken away for one month.

Bats can be hired at Reception for £2 a time or all 4 bats for £5 (key deposit required). Padel Tennis Bats and balls are available to buy from the Club Shop.

 

For any further details please contact chrisc@westhants.co.uk

 

 

 

Padel Tennis Programme

Please sign up at Reception as soon as you can as there are only a few spaces on each session.

 

Wednesdays - Padel Club Night

 

5.30pm-8.30pm for colour graded players (various times)

 

You will play with and against the coach with tactical match play tips given throughout.

 

Limited spaces available on each session.

 

Book at Reception two weeks in advance. 

 

Members £5

 

Saturdays - Padel Drills / Pay & Play Sessions 

 

10.30am to 12.30pm - for colour graded players.

 

Is there a shot you struggle with when playing a game?  If there is then this is the session for you as you will hit loads of balls over and over again in this dynamic work out.

 

Please note this is not a course therefore you don’t have to commit to consecutive weeks.  Book as and when to suit your busy schedule.

 

Book at Reception two weeks in advance (only 4 spaces available each session)

 

Members: £8

 

Saturdays - Padel Club Afternoon

 

12.30pm-2.30pm for colour graded players (various times)

 

You will play with and against the coach with tactical match play tips given throughout.

 

Limited spaces available on each session.  

 

Book at Reception two weeks in advance. 

 

Members £5

Session Descriptions

Padel Club Night - £5 per member

You will play with and against the coach with tactical match play tips given throughout.  Only three spaces available in each session.  Book two weeks in advance.    

 

Padel Drills Pay & Play Sessions - £8 per member

Is there a shot you struggle with when playing a game?  If there is then this is the session for you as you will hit loads of balls over and over again in this dynamic work out.  Just book as and when to suit your busy schedule. Coach led session.