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Our Team

Meet our management team and professional coaching staff

Richard Hall Smith

Richard Hall Smith

MD - Padel United UK

Having launched the company back in 2017 and successfully establishing our inaugural padel venue in 2019, we solidified an impressive presence in Essex. Subsequently, I directed the exciting majority acquisition of the company by the esteemed international market leaders, Pádel United.

Following this significant milestone, we embarked on one of the most rapid expansions witnessed in the U.K. to date. Presently, our network encompasses clubs spanning across the Southeast, London, as well as the south and North-west regions.

Our strategic trajectory is oriented towards prioritising expansion in the south. Keep an eye out for the imminent arrival of additional PDL U.K. venues in your vicinity.

Kai Woodgate

Kai Woodgate

Regional Operations Manager South-East

My journey with PDL Padel United began in 2019 when I commenced coaching after emerging from the youth setup.

Since then, I’ve traversed through various roles within the company, culminating in my current position as operations director for the South East, where I hold oversight over all venues in the region.

It fills me with immense pride to witness our dominance as market leaders in the South East, a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team.

I am particularly excited about the forthcoming openings of our new venues, which I believe will further solidify our position and expand our footprint in the region.

Miles Bromilow

Miles Bromilow

Regional Operations Manager South & North West

I’m Miles Bromilow, serving as one of the operations directors at Padel United UK. Tasked with the vital responsibility of managing the day-to-day operations across several of our venues, my primary objective is to ensure that every aspect of our facilities offers an unparalleled experience for both players and visitors alike. My journey with Padel United UK commenced when I assumed the roles of club manager and coach at our Plymouth venue while pursuing my degree in International Business. Since then, our clubs have witnessed exponential growth and success, and we eagerly anticipate furthering our mission of providing exceptional Padel venues throughout the nation.

Jake Bewley

Jake Bewley

Head of Padel

Jake embarked on his professional journey with our company at the tender age of 14, emerging as a shining example of our youth development program’s success.

Since then, he has demonstrated remarkable growth and advancement, ascending to the esteemed position of ‘Head of Padel’.

A familiar face in the realm of UK Padel, Jake actively participates in major national events and extends his prowess to international arenas, where he holds an impressive ranking of 15 within the UK circuit.

With an unwavering commitment to excellence, Jake will spearhead the expansion of our on-court endeavors and assume responsibility for orchestrating comprehensive coaching programs throughout the southern region.

Bill Connell

Bill Connell

Venue Manager/Coach - Wirral

Bill stands as a stalwart figure within the realm of tennis coaching, boasting extensive experience and a longstanding tenure at Port Sunlight Tennis Club. Serving as a cornerstone of the local community, Bill’s influence transcends the confines of the court, as evidenced by his pivotal role in establishing the inaugural Padel club on the Wirral.

With his unwavering dedication and profound impact, Bill epitomizes the heart and soul of the community, leaving an indelible mark on all those he encounters.

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Sue Beaney

Sue Beaney

Venue Manager Maldon

Sue brings a wealth of experience to her role as a gym manager, boasting a remarkable tenure of over 15 years within the industry, predominantly at Nuffield Health. Her ascent from part-time bar staff to deputy manager is a testament to her dedication and expertise.

Since joining PDL Padel United UK, Sue has proven to be an invaluable asset, playing a pivotal role in enhancing our operational efficiency and customer satisfaction.

Under her guidance, we’ve witnessed a notable 9% increase in venue utilisation, a testament to her exceptional leadership and strategic insight.

Harry Jiggins

Harry Jiggins

Coach

My name is Harry Jiggins, and I am one of the coaches at PDL Padel United. Sports, especially football, has been a passion of mine since a young age, and I actively played for local teams for over 5 years. As time passed, I discovered Padel, which started as a hobby but quickly became my true sporting love. I’ve always been determined to improve and expand my knowledge of the sport.

Representing Great Britain in Padel is one of my ultimate goals, and I’m also aspiring to manage my own PDL Padel United Club. From the early days of my Padel journey, coaching and understanding the intricacies of running a sports business have fascinated me. Working at the club and actively participating in its operations has provided me with valuable insights, and I’m enthusiastic about the possibilities the future holds.

Padel United UK - Coaching

Improve your game!

We offer both 1 on 1 and matchplay coaching. 

Everyone can benefit from sessions with our professional and friendly coaching team from absolute beginners to elite players.

We coach all ages from young kids to the vets – beginners and those new to padel are paticuarly welcome!