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What’s all this racket? New sport comes to Maldon town


MALDON is now dwelling to a brand new sport that comes all the way in which from Mexico.

Padel, a sport just like tennis, will likely be out there for guests to play on the new devoted Padel Membership within the Park Drive Well being Membership in Park Drive.

Invented within the Nineteen Sixties, the game unfold over Latin America and is now performed over the world.

A padel court docket is half the dimensions of a standard tennis court docket and it’s enclosed with wire framing that gamers can hit the ball towards like squash.

The rackets or ‘padels’ are like large desk tennis bats and barely softer tennis balls are used.

The service is run by RT Padel, an Essex primarily based firm who’ve managed a padel membership in Kelvedon.

Homeowners Richard Corridor-Smith and Toby Bawden used an previous tennis court docket within the well being membership and developed the house into three new padel courts.

Toby Bawden, former head coach on the tennis membership on the College of Essex, mentioned he and his enterprise accomplice fell in love with the game three years in the past once they performed it in Spain.

Toby mentioned: “It’s sensible, you’re mixing tennis with squash and it’s a superb exercise.

“The perfect bit is that it’s straightforward to select up. Anybody can play.

“I had a gaggle are available who had by no means performed and inside an hour, we have been taking part in a full recreation.”

“Then we had the thought of bringing it again to the UK. We purchased some courts on the Prested well being membership and it was so successful that we now do it full time.”

“This yr, we bought some funding and we needed to have a extra everlasting dwelling and we noticed Maldon.

“For our enterprise, this will likely be our primary base.”

The duo hope to develop their enterprise throughout the East of England with a brand new centre constructed each two years.

The membership has an upcoming occasion on September 22.

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