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Padel Box Press Release - David Lloyd Leisure


Padel Box Ltd serves ace with David Lloyd Leisure.

Padel Tennis, one of the world's fastest growing sports, is set to take off in the UK.

Padel Box Ltd has just completed the installation of the first UK Padel tennis centre at David Lloyd Leisure's Club in Chigwell.

The UK is now set to follow Spain, where Padel tennis is one of the most popular sports with nearly 3 million registered players and around 150 thousand courts. It is a sport enjoyed by global superstars such as Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray, to club tennis players, to people who have never picked up a tennis racket but love this easy to play sport.

This fast-paced game, played in doubles, indoors or outdoors, on 20-metre courts shorter than traditional tennis - with glass panels at each end allowing the ball to bounce off and remain in play is experiencing a boom across all corners of the globe.

Kenny Abbott, Managing Director of Padel Box Ltd commented: "We are delighted to have teamed up with David Lloyd Leisure to bring Padel Tennis to the UK. The Chigwell facilities are the first step in a partnership aimed at growing Padel tennis in the UK by combining world-class facilities with a fantastic experience, that everyone can enjoy."

David Lloyd Leisure's head of sports, health and fitness, Rob Beale, said Padel tennis is a great way for the whole family to keep fit and easier to play than tennis or squash as less strength is r equired. It's brilliant for improving hand-eye co-ordination, footwork and reaction times. You can guarantee a good cardio workout with Padel, and the social and fun aspects are added bonuses."

Padel Box have designed, supplied and installed 3 indoor courts at the David Lloyd site in Chigwell, Essex. Already the club is seeing a huge demand from their 8,000 enthusiastic members who are keen to play Padel tennis for the first time. The directors of Padel Box Ltd have been involved in the design and project management of Padel projects in Spain for the past 4 years. The UK business was set up 18 months ago by founder and Managing Director, Kenny Abbott. Padel Box Ltd offers a complete turn key service for the development of Padel Tennis facilities in UK and Ireland, and is based in the UK with offices in Edinburgh and London.

This first centre is the result of significant work with David Lloyd Leisure from selecting the appr opriate 'first site', a roll out plan, member consultation and then a process of education and design before the construction commenced in December 2011.

The construction of the 3 courts in Chigwell took 3 weeks from start to finish and the courts were ready to play on the day t he courts were completed. The team at David Lloyd Leisure are now developing the sport through coaching programs and have UK pro Frankie Langan on board to push participation. There will be a further 5 indoor centres in the UK in 2012 and we will begin to see the interest spread to smaller clubs and to Local authority leisure facilities before the end of the year. Padel England believe there will be one million people in the UK playing Padel by 2015.

Note to editors:

For further information about this press release, contact Kenny Abbott at info@padelbox.co.uk / mobile 07917 192500. Padel tasters can be arranged for press.

Padel Box are the only UK company supplying and installing Padel facilities and will develop the business further in 2012 to help support existing and future clients.

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