Huddersfield hosts Padel festival as new courts officially open

HUDDERSFIELD HOSTS PADEL FESTIVAL AS NEW COURTS OFFICIALLY OPEN

Huddersfield Lawn Tennis & Squash Club will be hosting a Padel Festival from 12 – 16 July to
mark the opening of their newly installed padel courts. Anyone is welcome (including children) to try out the new sport and take part in a series of lessons and introductory sessions run by padel professionals.

Padel is reported to be the world’s fastest growing sport. The game was originally started in
Mexico and quickly swept through South America and then into Europe. Spain is reckoned to
have over 20,000 padel courts, and an estimated six million players – it is now the country’s
second biggest participation sport after football. Forecasters predict padel will become an
Olympic sport by 2028 or 2032.

Padel is a racket sport that combines elements of tennis and squash. It is a fun, sociable and
very accessible game as players of all ages and abilities will get the basics of the game within the first half an hour of playing. Huddersfield LTSC worked with Game4Padel to install two covered padel courts, with floodlights earlier this year.

The Padel Festival will include:

Monday
4pm – 5pm – Kids 6-9yo (8 spaces)
5pm – 9pm – Adults Intro sessions (8 spaces per session)

Tuesday
10am-12pm – Adults Intro sessions (8 spaces per session)
4pm – 5pm – Kids 10-13yo (8 spaces)
5pm – 9pm – Adults Intro sessions (8 spaces per session)

Wednesday
10am – 12pm – Adults Intro sessions (8 spaces per session)
4pm – 9pm – Tournament/Matches for current members/players
Spanish themed evening with food and drinks
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Thursday
10am-12pm – Adults Intro sessions (8 spaces per session)
4pm – 5pm – Kids 13-16yo (8 spaces)
5pm – 9pm – Adults Intro sessions (8 spaces per session)

Friday
10am-12pm – Adults Intro sessions (8 spaces per session)
4pm – 9pm – Adults Intro sessions (8 spaces per session)

Anyone interested in participating should register at https://www.game4padel.com/events
Commenting on the Festival, Club Chairman Peter Emsell, commented: “We are delighted to be officially opening our padel courts with this exciting week-long menu of events. We believe the courts are going to be extremely popular with people in the Huddersfield area, and we hope this encourages them to come and give it a go.”

For more information, contact Lucy Mutch at Lucy@77group.com

ABOUT GAME4PADEL

Game4Padel provides a full service padel solution from feasibility to planning consent, construction, funding, management, booking systems, playing programmes, coaching support and ongoing maintenance of the facility. Game4Padel bears all the capital costs and lifetime maintenance in return for a share of revenue.

Their aim is to grow the game of padel all over the UK by helping sports clubs, universities, local
authorities and commercial venues like shopping centres and business parks to add padel courts. For more information go to www.Game4Padel.com

ABOUT PADEL
A padel court is smaller than a tennis court (10m x 20m) and is surrounded by glass walls and metallic fence (3m and 4m high). It is a racket sport that combines elements of tennis, squash and badminton and is played by over 10 million people worldwide. The balls are similar to those used in tennis, but therackets are smaller and easier to play with as they are made from a high-density foam core covered in a carbon graphite wrapper. To see exciting padel rallies, go to www.game4padel.com.