Hazelwood Sports Club is proud to announce the unveiling of the new padel court, which is to be operated by Hazelwood Padel Club.
The padel court opened on Monday 8th June and Hazelwood Sports Club members are being given TWO WEEKS FREE use of the court as a taster. The court will need to be booked in advance. Every evening, either Graham Taaffe (Hazelwood coach), his brother Paul or Jordi Garcia will be available to instruct or even play. Further information about Padel can be found on Hazelwood Padel Club’s website:
Padel is played in doubles on an enclosed court about half the size of a tennis court. Scoring is the same as normal tennis and the balls used are pretty much identical, but with a little less pressure. The main differences between the tennis and padel are that the court has walls and the balls can be played off the walls in a similar way as in the game of squash. Solid, stringless racquets are used. The height of the ball being served must be at or below waist level.
The sport was invented in Acapulco, Mexico, by Enrique Corcuera in 1969. It is currently most popular in Hispanic American countries such as Argentina and Mexico, as well as in Spain, although it is now beginning to spread rapidly across Europe and worldwide.