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Monday 13th September 2021 marked the opening of the first padel tennis courts in Wiltshire, courtesy of Padel4all who have built a three-court, canopy-covered centre at Basset Down. The focus of the brand new centre will be to encourage the nearby and surrounding communities to participate in an active lifestyle and to offer a positive playing experience for all ages and abilities on the highest quality courts.

The centre will provide full and extensive coaching programmes and community outreach initiatives to serve not just the Swindon community, but also the wider county.

Padel4all have partnered with local and national organisations, featuring Wiltshire Tennis and Wiltshire & Swindons Active Partnership (WASP), to deliver various initiatives to get more people on court and trying the UK’s fastest growing racket sport. Steve Boocock, CEO of WASP said; “We are always pleased to see new sports facilities being developed and being one of the first padel centres in the UK it offers a great opportunity for people in Wiltshire to try this easy to play, fun and sociable sport. A priority for us is that access to sport is available to all and that those involved in its delivery are aware of the barriers some people face. It!s clear that the padel centre understands these issues and will be creating opportunities that are genuinely inclusive.”

Padel4all have also gained the support of the national governing body, the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA). Sharon Heeley, LTA Head of Region for South and South West, said; “We are very pleased to see the fantastic new padel courts in Swindon. One of the LTA’s key strategies is to find new ways to grow participation and padel is an innovative format of tennis that’s fun, flexible and easy to play – so we hope these brilliant new facilities will encourage people to give it a try. We look forward to working with Padel4all to grow it as a complementary form of tennis that benefits our sport as a whole.”

Chris Wilkinson, Padel4all, Founder & CEO said; “We have reached a significant milestone in opening our first Padel4all centre and I am proud of the team’s hard work in getting us to this point. Now, the focus shifts to making sure we fulfil the needs of our centre’s community and continuing to develop the sport of padel in the area. We hope to welcome both existing players and those who have never played before. We want to see everyone on court and having fun!”

The centre sits on the grounds of Basset Down which has seen significant renovation over the last 18
months to expand their facilities to include a 78-seater restaurant, extended bar and lounge area with fantastic views across the vale. Basset Down!s GM Rosie Nutland said; “We are really pleased that padel tennis is part of our offering here at Basset Down. The centre will be a welcome addition to our clubhouse extension and new facilities, and we look forward to working closely with the Padel4all team in making Basset Down a first-class venue for the local and wider community.”

The sport of padel is often referred to as a mix of tennis and squash because it is played on an enclosed
court which combines the net element of tennis with the walls of squash. It is played in doubles, making it a highly sociable sport, with tactics and guile/finesse more important than strength and power. Padel is also easy to learn which means it is enjoyable for beginners trying the sport for the first time. This makes padel a sport which can be enjoyed by all ages and abilities and a great way for families to exercise together, something Padel4all feel strongly about encouraging.

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