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Did you know you can play one of the world's fastest growing sports on your doorstep?
UK Padel have brought Padel Tennis to Buckinghamshire at Holmer Green Padel
By: UK Padel Ltd
As the spring arrives there are weekly taster sessions, schools, events and fun tournaments, internationally renowned coaching from The Padel School and LTA Padel Tour events, the first on the 3rd April.
Despite the challenges of Covid, Neil Percival and Nick Baker of UK Padel have succeeded in setting up two padel courts in less than a year in Holmer Green, close to High Wycombe. Both keen padel players, with a history of squash and real tennis between them, they started playing 2 years ago and experienced frustration with a lack of courts.
They identified long-disused tennis courts, sat amongst football, squash and cricket facilities and leased land from the local sports association for 15 years. Nick noted 'we are very grateful to the support from the Holmer Green Sports Association and in particular its chairman, Rob Shed, in embracing a sport that was entirely new to the area'.
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Just five months old, they have signed up 80+ new members, and have coaches offering sessions from beginners to advanced/team level and offer taster sessions to introduce new players to the game. Neil commented 'with just 45 minutes of coaching, players can experience an immediate improvement, it is such an accessible game'.
Social sessions have proved a great way for players to connect and find players of their ability. Membership is approximately 60:40 male to female and they have seen mixed games are very popular. As a registered venue they will be entering a team into this year's LTA Padel National League.
They hope to set up more courts and clubs in the Southeast of England, so if you are a sports club that is interested in finding out more about how you could work with UK Padel, or if you live or work in the High Wycombe area and would like to try padel, visit their site and book your taster session or courts https://www.ukpadel.org/
There are currently just 150 Padel courts in the UK, and Holmer Green Padel is the only public access club in Buckinghamshire. Padel is great for all the family to play, easy to pick up, inclusive and a good way to get children into exercise and Tennis.
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