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About the sport

Padel, renowned worldwide for its enhanced playability, longer rallies, and dynamic nature, effortlessly combines the familiarity of tennis and squash with its own unique twist. Easy to pick up, yet hard to put down, this captivating sport makes Padel at Hale Country Club an unforgettable experience.

Discover the Padel Difference

The Sport

The fastest growing sport in the UK

Originating in Mexico during the 1960s, Padel swept across Europe, captivating players of all ages. This vibrant sport combines the best elements of tennis and squash for a familiar yet unique experience.

The Equipment

Easy to learn, hard to master

Our expertly-crafted Padel racquets provide a string-free design for easier handling. The straightforward grip for most shots enhances Padel's playability, making it inclusive for Members of all a

The Courts

A twist to traditional racquet sports

Step into our enclosed courts, surrounded by immersive glass as the ball rebounds off the walls. With a compact court size and low-pressure balls, Padel offers longer rallies, adding an exciting twist to traditional racquet sports. 

The Match

A typical Padel match is played in doubles, with two teams of two players each. The objective is to score points by sending the ball over the net, making it bounce within the opponent's court, and preventing them from returning it successfully. Padel combines strategy, skill, and teamwork, making each match a thrilling and dynamic contest. 

The Rules

The game begins with an underarm serve from the right, diagonally into the opposite corner on the oppositions side.

When the player takes a serve, the ball must bounce once on the floor whilst stood behind the service box line and the ball hit below or no higher than waist height.

The aim is to score more points than the opposing team. Points are won if: the ball bounces twice, the ball hits the metal mesh before going over the net, landing in the opponents' half of the court, or the ball strikes any player.

Similar to tennis scoring, matches are played in 3 sets of 6 games. To win the game, a team must win 2 of the 3 sets. The games points are awarded as follows: 15, 30, 40 and game. If there is a tie on 40 - 40 then this is called deuce. In some tournaments a 'golden point' is played, meaning the next point takes the game.

Beyond Wellness

On the court, you’ll improve your fitness, with the sport’s focus on agility and coordination. Predominantly played in doubles, Padel's emphasis on teamwork fosters camaraderie, providing players with an active way to connect. After the game, unwind in our inviting social spaces or enjoy brunch in our Fuzen restaurant, where the fun continues.

High-Impact Courts

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Equipment Hire

Pick up your equipment from reception with ease.

Seamless Bookings

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