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One of the world’s fastest growing sports is now in Buckinghamshire, with the opening of the Padel club at Holmer Green Padel that is the first of its kind in the county.

Despite the challenges of Covid, Neil Percival and Nick Baker of UK Padel succeeded in setting up two padel courts in less than a year in Holmer Green, close to High Wycombe in November 2021. Both keen padel players, with a history of squash and real tennis between them, they started playing 2 years ago and experienced frustration with a lack of courts and difficulty getting time on the courts available.

Here’s Neil explaining why they set the club up:

They identified long-disused tennis courts, sat amongst football, squash and cricket facilities and leased land from the local sports association for 15 years. Nick noted ‘we are very grateful to the support from the Holmer Green Sports Association and in particular its chairman, Rob Shed, in embracing a sport that was entirely new to the area’.

You might enjoy watching how they built their courts in a 60 second video

There are two coaches offering sessions from beginners to advanced/team level and offer lots of taster sessions to introduce new players to the game. Neil commented ‘with just 45 minutes coaching, players can experience an immediate improvement, it is such an accessible game’.

Neil and Nick have set up social sessions which have proved a great way for players to connect and find players of their ability. Their membership is approximately 70:30 male to female and they have seen mixed games are very popular. As a registered venue they also entered a team into this year’s LTA Padel National league and hosted both the regional qualifying for men’s and women’s.

The club has a blue-print for technology driven clubs, you can book your court online, get a passcode for the gates, pick up your free to borrow rackets from the court store and get playing padel in a seamless experience from booking to walking on court. You can also grab a one month trial membership for the same price as the cost of booking one peak time padel court as a visitor.

If you want to mix it up there are member and guest social sessions, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sundays, with coaching from top 50 UK Padel player Jared Robinson on offer as well.  The only Padel club in Buckinghamshire is causing a little bit of a stir in the area in more ways than one, with many of the local tennis and squash clubs coming down to try out the courts and evaluate for themselves if they should install padel courts as well as a slight northerly breeze that favours the home team until you realise that the lighter than tennis, padel ball is being caught by the wind.

They hope to set up more courts and clubs in the Southeast of England. So if you are a sports club that is interested in finding out more about how you could work with UK Padel to create your own Padel club, or if you live or work in the High Wycombe area and would like to try padel, visit their site and book your taster session or courts https://www.ukpadel.org/holmer-green-padel/

The heart of the club is the main bar and lounge open to all for socialising, refreshments and all inside and outside-booked functions. There are regular open functions including quizzes, bingo, beer/music festival & special event evenings. What’s more Estrella is under £5 post Padel.

Club Address Dormer Lane (off Spurlands End road), Holmer Green, High Wycombe, HP15 6PG
No of Courts 2
Telephone 07717 806325

One of the world’s fastest growing sports is now in Buckinghamshire, with the opening of the Padel club at Holmer Green Padel that is the first of its kind in the county.

Despite the challenges of Covid, Neil Percival and Nick Baker of UK Padel succeeded in setting up two padel courts in less than a year in Holmer Green, close to High Wycombe in November 2021. Both keen padel players, with a history of squash and real tennis between them, they started playing 2 years ago and experienced frustration with a lack of courts and difficulty getting time on the courts available.

Here’s Neil explaining why they set the club up:

They identified long-disused tennis courts, sat amongst football, squash and cricket facilities and leased land from the local sports association for 15 years. Nick noted ‘we are very grateful to the support from the Holmer Green Sports Association and in particular its chairman, Rob Shed, in embracing a sport that was entirely new to the area’.

You might enjoy watching how they built their courts in a 60 second video

There are two coaches offering sessions from beginners to advanced/team level and offer lots of taster sessions to introduce new players to the game. Neil commented ‘with just 45 minutes coaching, players can experience an immediate improvement, it is such an accessible game’.

Neil and Nick have set up social sessions which have proved a great way for players to connect and find players of their ability. Their membership is approximately 70:30 male to female and they have seen mixed games are very popular. As a registered venue they also entered a team into this year’s LTA Padel National league and hosted both the regional qualifying for men’s and women’s.

The club has a blue-print for technology driven clubs, you can book your court online, get a passcode for the gates, pick up your free to borrow rackets from the court store and get playing padel in a seamless experience from booking to walking on court. You can also grab a one month trial membership for the same price as the cost of booking one peak time padel court as a visitor.

If you want to mix it up there are member and guest social sessions, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sundays, with coaching from top 50 UK Padel player Jared Robinson on offer as well.  The only Padel club in Buckinghamshire is causing a little bit of a stir in the area in more ways than one, with many of the local tennis and squash clubs coming down to try out the courts and evaluate for themselves if they should install padel courts as well as a slight northerly breeze that favours the home team until you realise that the lighter than tennis, padel ball is being caught by the wind.

They hope to set up more courts and clubs in the Southeast of England. So if you are a sports club that is interested in finding out more about how you could work with UK Padel to create your own Padel club, or if you live or work in the High Wycombe area and would like to try padel, visit their site and book your taster session or courts https://www.ukpadel.org/holmer-green-padel/

The heart of the club is the main bar and lounge open to all for socialising, refreshments and all inside and outside-booked functions. There are regular open functions including quizzes, bingo, beer/music festival & special event evenings. What’s more Estrella is under £5 post Padel.

Club Address Dormer Lane (off Spurlands End road), Holmer Green, High Wycombe, HP15 6PG
No of Courts 2
Telephone 07717 806325

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