PADEL TENNIS AT
EDGBASTON PRIORY CLUB
Padel Tennis is one of the fastest growing sports and one of the newest additions to our racquets offering here at Edgbaston Priory Club. Come and belong to our ever-growing Padel community – play for fun and take part in our leagues, social events and club championships. Call us on 0121 440 2492 or Book a Tour today.
WHAT IS PADEL TENNIS?
Padel is probably best described as a mash up of tennis and squash that’s fun, easy to learn and extremely sociable.
It’s usually played in doubles on an enclosed court surrounded by walls of glass and metallic mesh. The court is one third of the size of a tennis court. It is played with a short, stringless racquet and a low compression tennis ball. The serve in Padel is underarm and balls can be played off the walls in a similar way as in squash.
The scoring and rules are very similar to tennis but the ball can bounce off the back and side walls (allowing for longer rallies) but can only hit the turf once before being returned. Points are scored when the ball does bounce twice in the competitors’ field.
BENEFITS OF PADEL TENNIS
It’s a great sport for players of all ages and skills, as it’s both quick and easy to pick up. Most players get the basics within the first half an hour of playing so that they can enjoy the game.
Played in doubles it’s a social game, fostering cooperation and teamwork. It’s a great cardio workout and, as it’s more of a tactical than power game, it’s a good workout for the brain too. Above all it’s great fun!
Watch what our members had to say when we introduced Padel Tennis back in 2021.
SPORTING ADVOCATES OF PADEL TENNIS
As one of the fastest growing sports, Padel is enjoyed by a host of famous celebrities from the world’s best footballer Lionel Messi, David Beckham and Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, whose had a Padel court built at the Liverpool FC training ground.
In tennis, the big four – Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray are also fans of Padel Tennis.
COME & BELONG
To find out more about Padel Tennis and to book a tour call 0121 440 2492 or complete our online Book a Tour form