Friday, July 19, 2024

Edinburgh builds padel tennis court

Is this Rafa Nadal’s secret weapon?

The footings go down for the new court
The footings go down for the new court at Edinburgh Sports Club

Roger Federer often attributes some of his fantastic retrieving to his younger days playing squash. Now Rafa Nadal says padel tennis is helping his game. 

How do you find out? Simple. You join the Edinburgh Sports Club and get to grips with the latest racket-sport phenomenon.

rafanadalpadThe first ever Padel Tennis Court In Scotland is opening at ESC on June 18th..Already extremely popular in South America, the US and Spain, particularly along the Costa del Sol and Mallorca, the birthplace of one Rafa Nadal, Padel Tennis is now spreading like wildfire across Europe and other continents.

Watch Rafa Nadal playing Padel here:

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Padel is a doubles games, best described as a combination of tennis and squash, and a great leveller by removing the advantage of the overhand service and allowing players to use the surrounding walls. It enables players of very different ages and abilities to play together.

Situated in the heart of the West End of Edinburgh it is a natural progression for Edinburgh Sports Club, Scotland’s premier rackets club, to be bringing Padel Tennis to Scotland. Adding to its 6 squash courts, 3 tennis courts, table tennis arena and the UK’s only squash doubles hardball court.

And, yes, providing he asks nicely, of course we’ll let Andy have a shot!

For an introduction to the game visit here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGesVMH-Wrs

Here’s how the professionals do it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75pIb3ntyW0

Anyone interested in trying one of the world’s fastest growing and accessible sports should contact the Edinburgh Sports Club on 0131 539 7071

Pictures courtesy of Edinburgh Sports Club 

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