There’s an excellent probability you haven’t heard of padel, and if you happen to haven’t, now’s the time to begin swatting up.
That’s as a result of a few of the world’s greatest, at what has been described because the UK’s quickest rising sport, are heading to city.
Prested Corridor, in Feering, will host greater than 60 gamers from throughout Europe subsequent weekend as a part of the RT Padel Tour.
The venue boasts 4 padel courts for folks to play the game which takes it’s inspiration from tennis.
Rivals use a tennis ball to play and the scoring system is identical however probably the most noticeable variations is the three metre excessive partitions on the perimeter of the courts.
Normally made out of glass, the partitions can be utilized to play the ball off however the ball can solely hit the bottom and wall as soon as earlier than being returned to the opposing group on the opposite aspect of the web.
Different variations embody underarm serves, stringless rackets and the game is performed in doubles.
Richard Corridor-Smith, Prested’s padel skilled began taking part in greater than three years in the past on the Costa Del Sol, Spain, and he often competes within the UK and Spain.
His mission is to see extra folks attempt the sport.
He mentioned: “April is a superb month for Padel at Prested and we now have two days of the RT Padel Tour and expect some high class matches.
“Along with the tour, the British Coaches Affiliation have chosen Prested as their base for coaching so we’re excited to welcome them for the primary time this month.
“Mainly it’s a improbable sport which requires and develops bodily and psychological agility.
“It’s additionally an important sport for socialising and the courtroom is way smaller so it’s simpler to talk between factors.”
Anybody wishing to attempt padel ought to contact Richard at Prested Padel on 01376 570220.
The occasion will begin on April.
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