Padel in Solihull
Why Padel @ Solihull Arden?
- Padel Tennis is one of the fastest growing sports in the world
- In Spain Padel is played by around 6 million people
- As a game it is rapidly spreading across Europe
- We want to catch this wave of expansion and be at the forefront of Padel in Solihull and the Birmingham area.
- It will expand our racquet sport options
What is Padel?
- Padel has features of both tennis and squash, played over a net just like tennis, but on an enclosed court like squash
- It is easier to play than tennis or squash so new players can quickly become competent and enjoy the game
- Padel courts are about half the size of tennis,
- Scoring is the same as tennis and
- Players use a tennis ball with slightly reduced pressure
- Balls are never far away, so play is much more continuous
- The quick learning curve means it is a fun game for the whole family to play
The world’s fastest growing sport
Action So Far
- In July 2019 we submitted our planning application for 4 courts
- All courts will be floodlit and two will be covered
- Fund raising efforts towards the cost of building the courts have been underway for some months now
- Several contractors have quoted for construction and we hope to start work before the end of 2019
How will it work?
- Existing playing members can add Padel for a supplement of £100 a year
- ‘Standalone’ Padel membership will be at the same rate as tennis and squash
- Courts will be bookable via an online system
- Floodlights will have a control mechanism in place
- In off-peak times there will be ‘pay and play’ for non-members
How can Members help?
Special Membership Offer
Donations & “Engraved Blocks”
|To help bring in advanced income, we are making a one-off offer for members to buy a 10 year membership package for £500. That’s half price, but limited to 100 members only!||Members can make a donation towards the project. We plan for a large patio area next to the courts and for those who donate £50 or more the Club will lay a paving block engraved with their name and personal message to remain as part of the patio forever.|
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