How to find us
National Tennis Centre Padel
National Tennis Centre
100 Priory Lane
Padel courts at the NTC are available for hire on a Pay & Play basis with no need to be a member to use them.
The courts are availble subject to availability on weekday evening and at weekends. Courts may be booked up to 7 days in advance.
Bats and balls are available for hire
WHAT IS PADEL
Padel, which is growing rapidly all over Europe, is played on an enclosed court about a third of the size of a tennis court. The rules are the same as tennis, played with the same balls, although serving is under-hand and the walls are used as part of the game.
WHO CAN PLAY
Padel is great for all ages; it’s not power dominant and caters to all levels of play. With limited racquet skills players can quickly engage in dynamic and fun rallies, utilising the court’s surroundings. Padel is always played in doubles, which makes it very social and therefore ideal for the entire family.
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED
Sports clothing and non-marking shoes. You will need padel bats and padel balls, but these can be hired free of charge from the NTC reception. Note. Padel balls have slightly less pressure than the traditional tennis ball.