What is Padel?
Padel is an energising racket sport, which has taken the world by storm. It is the fastest growing sport in the world, and once you have played it, you will know why. Nicknamed “Tennis with walls” & “Squash in the sun”. Padel combines the best elements of Tennis and Squash and is suitable for all ages.
Padel is a doubles sport in an enclosed court, which is roughly 1/3rd, the size of a tennis court (20m x 10m). The surrounding walls are an integral part of the game, allowing players to play off it, resulting in longer and more exciting rallies. The scoring system is the same as tennis.
Padel is an addictive sport that appeals to a wide population. Individuals across all ages can play it. The smaller court makes it a social game improving communication and team bonding.
The short stringless Padel rackets are easier to control as it is much closer to the body. Made out of carbon fibre or fibreglass, the strings are replaced with a foam or rubber with holes for an improved aerodynamic performance. The balls used are similar to those in tennis, however, slightly smaller and less bouncy.
Who is Proactive Padel?
We are a team of Proactive Tennis coaches and sports fanatics, who have jumped onto the game of Padel due to its exciting nature and twist on the game of tennis, which we already love. We are passionate about this new sport and looking forward to growing it.
Proactive prides themselves in building confidence through sport, and Padel is the perfect way to do so, as it allows not only intense competition but also families of all ages to enjoy and play together. Our first venue is at the beautiful venue of Irene Country Club, which offers the full family experience of every aspect of a wonderful outing together.