Here at Sports Courts UK Ltd, we are now installing Padel courts. This new service gives sports venues and homeowners across the UK a fantastic opportunity to enter into one of the world’s fastest growing sports, called Padel.
To learn more about this exciting sport view our frequently asked questions section below or why not get in touch to speak to our dedicated and highly experienced team of professionals.
We’re ready to discuss the fantastic innovative Padel court solutions available and demonstrate the comprehensive service we can offer to help support you in introducing this new sport at your sports venue.
Things we look out for during the initial site survey include:
- Site access, is the site accessible for our machinery and materials?
- Positioning, does the site allow the tennis court to be positioned for optimum playing experience, i.e north/south orientation to avoid the sun being in players eyes?
- Ground levels, and contours, how much excavation will be required?
- Surrounding features, trees, shrubs, bushes etc need to be removed or considered.
- Planning issues, are there any listed properties, historical features and fencing height restrictions?
- Weight limits and overhead cables, considerations should be made for ease of access.
Following the completion of a site survey we will provide a comprehensive, competitive quote and will be happy to answer any questions that may arise.
Frequency Asked Questions
What is Padel?
Padel, which is growing rapidly all over Europe, is played on an enclosed court about a third of the size of a tennis court. The rules are the same as tennis, played with the same balls, although serving is under-hand and the walls are used as part of the game. To find out more detail about the game contact us now.
Where does Padel come from?
Invented in Acapulco (Mexico) by Enrique Corcuera in the 1960s, Padel was exported to the Costa del Sol (Spain) in the early 1970s, where the first purpose-built courts were erected at the Marbella Club. It quickly blossomed and became popular in Hispanic countries, particularly Spain and Argentina, and also flourished on the Algarve in Portugal.
Padel is now played by over 10 million people worldwide, in 36 countries and there are over 60 courts currently operational in the UK; double the number in 2018. With support from Sports Courts UK, you can benefit from this continuing popularity.
Can anyone play Padel?
Padel is great for all ages; it is not power dominant and caters to all levels of play. With limited racquet skills, players can quickly engage in dynamic and fun rallies, utilising the court’s surroundings. Padel is always played in doubles, which makes it very social and therefore ideal for the entire family. Give us a call to learn more about the game.