Sundridge Park Tennis Membership spent their time in lockdown constructing two new courts for the quick rising sport of padel tennis.
A mixture between tennis and squash, padel tennis is common in different international locations like Spain and is gaining popularity in England. The tennis centre in Bromley now has a function constructed facility.
Outside tennis returned this week and Sundridge Park are actually opening up their two new padel courts to enhance its 17 tennis and 4 squash courts, making it the one membership in Kent to supply these three racket sports activities.
As the primary membership in Kent to put in this new racket sport facility, they’ve acquired a mortgage for half the price from the Garden Tennis Affiliation, the nationwide governing physique for Padel, who’s trying to have 400 padel courts in place throughout Nice Britain by 2023.
One of many quickest rising sports activities throughout continental Europe, Padel has gained growing recognition over latest years, with over six million folks at present taking part in in Spain on greater than 20,000 padel courts, with an estimated six million energetic gamers. Behind soccer, it’s the nation’s second hottest sport.
As of November 2020 there are round 6,000 energetic padel gamers throughout the UK. There are at present 82 padel courts in Britain at 45 golf equipment – a quantity that’s set to develop considerably over the approaching years.
The Sundridge Park membership lately received Kent LTA membership of the 12 months. No membership is required to entry the courts and there’s an introductory April supply of fifty% off court docket rent and racket rent.
Book your court here or name the membership on 0208 464 9106 for additional info
What’s padel tennis?
● Padel is a sport which mixes motion with enjoyable and social interplay. It’s an important sport for gamers of all ages and expertise, as it’s each fast and straightforward to choose up. Most gamers get the fundamentals inside the first half an hour of taking part in in order that they’ll benefit from the recreation.
● Padel is a combination between Tennis and Squash. It’s often performed in doubles on an enclosed court docket surrounded by partitions of glass and metallic mash. The court docket is one third of the dimensions of a tennis court docket.
● The ball can bounce off any wall however can solely hit the turf as soon as earlier than being returned. Factors might be scored when the ball does bounce twice within the rivals’ area.
● The sport is fast and straightforward to study, making it a enjoyable and addictive sport to play. Utilizing a brief, stringless racquet with an elastic floor with holes and a low compression tennis ball, the service is made underarm.
● Photographs are performed both earlier than or after the ball bounces off the encompassing glass partitions, including a singular dimension to the game over standard tennis.
● It’s nice enjoyable for all of the household!