Where to play Padel Tennis near me
17 June 2020 • By - callumbrunning
Originally invented in Mexico in the late 60s, Padel Tennis has gained more and more popularity decade after decade. An increasing amount of people around the world are looking to play Padel Tennis as a shorter, more accessible and more exciting format of the original game of tennis.
In the UK, Padel Tennis has increased in popularity in the last 10 years, with over 60 specific Padel Tennis courts being built and available to hire. The Lawn Tennis Association now recognises more than 30 Padel Tennis clubs in England alone and this number is likely to rise even higher in the coming years.
Playing Padel Tennis offers a new dynamic to social sport, providing a less physically demanding racquet sport while maintaining the important competitive element. Regardless of your racquet sport abilities, Padel Tennis is very easy to pick up. Sports such as football and cricket have benefitted from innovations of shorter and simpler formats to increase participation, and with more Padel Tennis courts are being built in the UK, the sport looks to follow their example.
So, while the desire to play Padel Tennis in the UK increases, there still may be difficulties in finding quality Padel tennis venues to attend. Therefore, Playfinder has put together a list of where you can play Padel Tennis near you and have highlighted below some of the best venues available to hire in London and the rest of the UK.
Where to play Padel Tennis in London
Will to Win Regents Park is a perfect spot to play Padel Tennis with friends, offering state of the art sand-based Astroturf with well-maintained changing rooms. The venue is open from 8am-9pm all week and is accessible via Baker Street or Regents Park stations.
Another great venue to play Padel Tennis in London is Will to Win Hyde Park that also offers a floodlit outdoor court alongside a variety of other sports. The venue is available to hire on a pay as you play basis and is open from 7am-10pm all week.
Rock Lane Bishops Park Tennis Centre is another great choice to play Padel Tennis in London. The venue is situated next to Fulham Palace and is a great place to play sport with riverside views! The venue is open from 8am-9pm on weekdays and 8am-7pm on weekends.
Hazelwood Sports Club is a great option to play Padel Tennis on the north side of London. The venue offers high-quality Astroturf courts as well as well-maintained changing rooms and free parking on site. The venue is also accessible via Grange Park train station, just a short walk away. This venue is open from 8am-11pm during the week and closes an hour earlier on weekends.
Chelsea Harbour Club offers a great indoor option to play Padel Tennis in London. The venue offers high-quality facilities perfect for a competitive match as well as a casual game with friends. The venue is a just a five-minute walk away from Imperial Wharf station and is open from 6am-11pm on weekdays and 7.30am-10pm on weekends.
Where to play Padel Tennis in the rest of the UK
There are some great venues across the UK where you can play Padel Tennis. Amongst some of the best is firstly Thistle Padel Club based in Edinburgh. The venue is located on the south side of the city and offers great indoor facilities to play Padel Tennis. The venue is available to hire on a pay as you play basis and is just a short walk away from a bus route back into the city centre. This venue is open from 8am-10pm throughout the week.
Tennis World (Middlesbrough Padel Club) is a great option to play Padel Tennis in the northeast of the UK. The venue offers a high-quality indoor court surface with well-maintained changing rooms. The venue is based in the south side of the city and can be accessed via public transport. This venue is open from 9am-10pm on weekdays and 9am-7pm on weekends.
Maldon Padel Club is a fantastic option to play Padel Tennis in Essex. The venue offers three great outdoor courts with sand-based Astroturf surface with changing rooms and parking on site. The venue is open from 8am-10pm throughout the week and also offers great riverside views!
David Lloyd Chigwell is another great option to play Padel Tennis in Essex. The facility offers a great indoor court accompanied by well-maintained changing rooms and is available on a pay as play basis. This venue is open from 7am-8pm throughout the week and is a short walk away from the nearest bus stop.
Edinburgh Sports Club offers a great indoor court to play Padel Tennis on the west end of the city. The venue offers a wide variety of sports with its Padel Tennis facilities being a highlight of the venue. The venue is open from 7am-11pm on weekdays, 7am-8pm on Saturdays and 7am-10pm on Sundays.