On Friday 14th October we hosted a free open evening for the community to come down and try out padel as a new sport.
We received a lot of interest in the open evening and coming up to the event all places were booked up very quickly. People of many different sporting backgrounds came and played, including people who had never held a racket before to vastly experienced racket sports players.
From 4 pm all the way through to 10 pm it was very busy and we had over 40 people coming down despite there being only 40 spaces available in the evening! It was resolved happily and it was great to see so many people coming to the club to try out padel, with the majority of them trying it for the first time. As usual with padel, a broad range of the local community came down to play. There was a great mix of children and adults, players from all different backgrounds and sporting abilities, and everyone was able to play together, and meet one another, showing how padel is a great social sport that is accessible to anyone.
We have already had a number of people that came to the open day sign up for the club’s membership – and are now playing regularly during the week in our club sessions and in social games!
Having so many people from the local community coming down to explore what padel is all about was brilliant to see, people were able to see how padel was the perfect sport for a place like Great Baddow and Chelmsford which has such a diverse community. Padel is so widely loved across the world due to the fact that it is very simple yet very addictive – you can have a game with four people with different abilities and ages and it can still be a very competitive game. This makes it the perfect social sport for anyone that is looking to spend some more time with family and friends, or to come down and meet new people, whilst staying healthy and exercising.
If you couldn’t make our open evening but you still want to come down and get involved then we have a lot of ways that you can get started at the club!
We have club training sessions on a Wednesday and Friday evenings and Sunday during the day. This is a great way to get started! Or you can book a private lesson with our club coach at a time that suits you. If you are already an established player that wants to get back on court then we have social games going on throughout the week for all different abilities. To find out more information please contact club manager Kai on 07960 716465.