What is padel?
Padel is a sport which combines action with fun and social interaction. It’s a great sport for players of all ages and skills, as it is both quick and easy to pick up. Most players get the basics within the first half an hour of playing so that they can enjoy the game.
UK TENNIS CLUBS – Padel tennis is now officially a discipline of tennis and under the LTA banner meaning there could be financial help for your club to include Padel tennis at your club.
Padel is not as dominated by strength, technique and serve as it happens in Tennis and therefore is an ideal game for men, women and youth to compete together. An important skill is match-craft, as points are won rather by strategy than by sheer strength and power. Padel is a game that everybody can enjoy and yet can be super competitive.
A Padel court is 20 meters long and 10 meters wide with the back walls being made of glass up to a height of 3 meters, whereas the glass side walls end after 4 meters. The walls can be made of glass or another solid, even material like concrete. The rest of the court is closed using a metallic mesh to a height of 4 meters.
Padel court are smaller than those of tennis court. It is also a game played by 4 people. This means more courts and therefore also more players – resulting in increased profitability.
At the middle of the playing field there is a net dividing the court in two. It has a maximum height of 88 cm in the centre, raising to 92 cm at both sides. These fields are than divided in the middle by a line and another line three meters from the back wall marks the service area.
Empty or little used tennis courts?
Join The Padel revolution!
Do you have low attendance rates on your tennis courts or do they often stand empty?
A lot of hotels and luxury resorts around the world offer accommodation packages that include private and group tennis coaching programs. This is fantastic for tennis lovers who want to combine their favorite sport with their holidays.
BUT as you know, playing Tennis requires years of practice and experience to fully enjoy it and not every hotel guest is at that level. With PADEL, after a quick introduction of only 5-10 minutes, all your guests can be playing a fun, sociable, and enjoyable game. There is NO need to have a tennis background.
PADEL is a great addition to your existing tennis courts and your sporting facilities can be complemented beautifully with PADEL.
A conversion of an existing low-attended Tennis Court into 1-2 Padel Courts is often possible.
PADEL is played by 4 people which means both that it is relatively low priced for the user and also maximises your court time revenue.
For tennis coaches PADEL is a very good way to diversify their focus, pick up more clients and keep developing their abilities.
PADEL is the perfect complement and alternative for those people that want to enjoy an easy racket sport game in your tennis. This will help cover that market gap and avoid tennis companions getting bored by just watching.
The sport of padel tennis which is one of the fastest growing in the world would be a great addition for all hotels and holiday resorts! Padel is one of the easiest racket sports in the world and the key word when describing padel is ‘participation’, anyone in your family can have a game from a 6 year-old to an 86-year-old. A short 5-10 minute intro on the basic rules and you’re good to go, building rallies and enjoying the sport become instant for a unique, both physically and mentally beneficial, exercise.
Padel tennis is now officially a discipline of tennis and under the LTA banner meaning there is financial help for your club to include Padel tennis at your club.
Both sports complement each other perfectly, Padel is in the unique position where it offers something to all demographics and to those with little or no racket sport experience. Padel can not only enhance your club as a stand-alone addition to your club but it can also be used as a gateway for players to move into tennis.
LTA FULLY BEHIND THE DEVELOPMENT OF PADEL IN THE UK
“We are incredibly excited about integrating padel into the fabric of tennis in Britain, and the opportunities that presents to grow our sport… We will look to grow it sustainably, as a complementary form of tennis that benefits our sport as a whole, and whether as a player, coach, tennis venue or business, we’d love you to join us and be part of it.”.
LTA Chief Executive
As well as being a facility to add to your existing portfolio, the padel court(s) can also double up as a ‘pay and play’ facility where members of the public are able to hire the facility and come and use the court. This could be a great way to not only recoup your investment in the club but also add valuable exposure of your facility to a wider audience.
If you’re adding 3+ courts it’s possible to hold events, these events are not only great ways to make money through entry fees, but this also gives a possibility to offer packages for overnight stays with entry which would increase the revenue. Advertising something to the whole community regardless of age, social inclusive or social demographic padel is a unique way to give something to all members of society.
How We Can help
Having had extensive experience with not only building but running/managing padel facilities to maximise the use of the court(s).
This can involve:
- Bespoke court construction.
- Training staff.
- Managing the pay and play systems.
- Organising events.
- Marketing. Offline and online.
- Increasing utilisation of padel courts.
- Overseeing the court construction process.
We would love to help you on your padel journey in bringing one of the most popular and inclusive sports to your Tennis Club!