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Padel at Edinburgh Sports Club


Our 'mini' Padel event at Edinburgh Sports Club from the 19th - 22nd June went extremely well and we are very grateful to the club for allowing us to take over the club at the last minute!

Juani Mieres and his brother Diego were fantastic and the Padel clinics went down very well with the groups who took advantage of them such as Fettes College, Lorreto School and Tennis Scotland Juniors.

Please see the feedback below from Fettes and Loretto - we are over the moon with the their reaction to the sport (but are not surprised)!

Feedback from Fettes College;

Did your pupils enjoy their 1st introduction to Padel Tennis?

Loved it, they have not stopped talking about it. Both the experienced racket players and novices enjoyed the game immensely.

What do you feel are the real 'plus points' of Padel Tennis against say Tennis as a beginner? e.g Easier and so much quicker to grasp, glass walls and side walls helping to return balls and extend rallies, under-arm serve, players at various different levels of sporting abilities being able to actually come together and enjoy a game.

Easier and so much quicker to grasp, glass walls and side walls helping to return balls and extend rallies, under-arm serve, players at various different levels of sporting abilities being able to actually come together and enjoy a game etc, etc.

These are all very true. Schools aim to ensure that sport is truly inclusive that there are no barriers to participation. Pupils at different stages of learning can play together. There is no question that rallies last longer in Padel than, Squash, Tennis and Badminton; it is the most accessible racket sport. There is an accelerated learning curve which will motivate pupils to apply themselves and encourage lifelong participation.

Would you see Padel Tennis possibly fitting into the school, where and why?

Padel could fit in as a recreational activity but also as a major game; it promotes the development both health and skill related components of fitness. Pupils were discussing that it would be great to have house matches, intra school competitions. Mixed, Open tournaments... they really all felt that regardless of experience, sex, age, strength etc... that they have meaningful matches unlike some sports where mismatches are all too prevalent.

Feedback from Loretto School;

Did your pupils enjoy their 1st introduction to Padel Tennis?

Tremendously! They loved it. Very easy to grasp.

What do you feel are the real 'plus points' of Padel Tennis against say Tennis as a beginner e.g easier, quicker to grasp, glass walls and side walls helping to return balls and extend rallies, under-arm serve, players at various different levels of sporting abilities being able to come todgether a enjoy a match?

All of those things plus not having to fetch balls all the time!

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