Court construction is progressing well and excitement is building for the launch of Padel Tennis at the Club with two courts opening May 2021.
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What is Padel Tennis?
Padel is a cross between tennis and squash, is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world and open to everyone.
Padel Tennis can be played in groups of mixed ages and abilities, as it is not power dominant. It’s played mainly in a doubles format on an enclosed court about a third of the size of a tennis court.
Who can play?
We hope many Members will take up this excellent opportunity to participate in this new, fun, sociable game.
We will provide more information on how to take part as we get closer to launch. Please email Paul.Lindsay@roehamptonclub.co.uk to register your interest.
Object of the Game
The object of Padel Tennis is to win two out of the three sets that constitute a match. In doing so, each pairing must work as a team to outplay the opposition pairing. Because the court is much smaller than in tennis and is enclosed, players are close together so need to develop a good understanding if they are to be successful and it is also important to be fit too.
The pace of the game demands an awful lot from players which means that fitness should be at a premium to be a successful Padel pair.
◊ Scoring is the same as tennis and is always played as doubles
◊ To serve you drop the ball and hit underarm cross court into the service box of the receiver
◊ Less technical ability is required and points are won based on strategy rather than strength and skill
◊ Great fun for all the family and friends!
It is played with a bat that is made from foam, EVA rubber and fibreglass – and has holes in the head.
Approved Padel Tennis balls can be purchased at the Sports Shop with bats coming soon. The Padel balls are lower in compression than normal tennis balls.
Find out more
Tips for Padel Tennis
Although there are similarities between tennis and padel, there are also some key differences. Find out more in the video below.
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