Exciting new sport comes to Market Harborough Squash Club – here’s how to try it out

Picture by Andrew Carpenter.The pioneering membership, arrange within the early Seventies, is blazing a path within the East Midlands by launching Padel Tennis.And over 50 folks, starting from youngsters to pensioners, turned as much as attempt it at a particular open day on the membership on Fairfield Street, Market Harborough, on Sunday September 27.Squash coach Georgie Willock, 40, mentioned: “It went very well and we have been delighted with the general public response.Picture by Andrew Carpenter.“We’re thrilled that 15 individuals who got here alongside have now joined up so Padel Tennis has received off to a really encouraging begin right here.”She mentioned the progressive transfer to introduce Padel Tennis, invented in Mexico in 1969, was the brainwave of membership chair Steve Avil and his spouse Alison.“They received the ball rolling about 18 months to 2 years in the past.“A few of our members have performed Padel Tennis in Spain and Portugal, the place it’s performed quite a bit, and beloved it,” mentioned Georgie, of Wartnaby Avenue, Market Harborough.“So we approached Harborough District Council for assist with funding whereas Market Harborough and the Bowdens Charity have additionally supported us.“We’re very grateful to them each whereas membership charges have additionally helped get this over the road.“There are solely a handful of Padel Tennis golf equipment everywhere in the UK.“We’re the primary to supply the game within the East Midlands with the closest golf equipment being out in the direction of Norwich and London.“So we’re very proud to have had the imaginative and prescient, dedication and creativeness to push this by means of and actually put Market Harborough on the sporting map.”The fired-up mum-of-two mentioned Padel Tennis is an exhilerating mixture of squash and tennis.It’s performed between doubles groups on exterior courts with glass partitions and is scored like tennis.“We really opened our two new exterior Padel Tennis courts three weeks in the past.“We’ve been testing them out and bedding them in,” mentioned Georgie.“It’s a implausible sport to play in the course of the present Covid-19 pandemic since you clearly play outdoor within the contemporary air.“It should assist to maintain you match and wholesome, it’s a really social recreation for you, your mates and your loved ones.“It doesn’t matter if you’re eight or 80.“And it’s additionally nice to your psychological well being as properly throughout this significantly powerful time.“So please come alongside, give it a go and be a part of up.“We’re a really open, accessible and welcoming membership and we sit up for seeing you,” mentioned Georgie, whose daughters Harriet, 10, and Olivia, 5, each play squash.You possibly can be a part of Market Harborough Squash Membership, which additionally presents racquetball, pétanque and desk tennis, for a fully-inclusive membership of £28 a month.

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