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Padel – Auckland Park
The fastest growing sport in the world – now coming soon to Auckland Park!
Padel is a revolutionary sport which merges tennis and squash together into a fast paced, more social, action packed game. Auckland Park will soon boast 3 world-class astroturf courts, positioned conveniently to the changerooms, swimming pool and dining facilities.
As one of the fastest growing sports in the world, Padel is an activity that can easily satisfy the needs related to both leisure and physical activity of all segments that make up society, therefore it can be played by anyone, making it a multi-generational game. Unlike a lot of the other racket sports, Padel doesn’t require great technical skill to obtain almost immediate satisfaction. It makes it possible for players of different strengths and skills to be able to play with or against each other without constraints.
Welcome to the world of Padel – it’s time to Enrich Your Life!
Object of the game
The object of the game is to win two out of the three sets that constitute a match played in doubles. Each pairing must work as a team to outplay the opposition. Due to the court being smaller than in tennis and enclosed, players are close together so need to develop a good understanding if they are to be successful.
Rules & scoring
Scoring is the same as Tennis and is always played as doubles. To serve you drop the ball and hit underarm cross court into the service box of the receiver. Less technical ability is required and points are won based on strategy rather than strength and skill – great fun for everyone!
Commencing from early October CCJ Padel Coach, Dean Nortier, will be offering a range of social sessions to assist members experience Padel.
Socials will be arrange for all skill sets, from those who have never played racket sports to those who are experts.
Stay up to date on the Padel socials calendar by signing up to the CCJ Social Padel WhatsApp group or newsletter below.
Padel courts must be booked in advance. Members will be able to book through the CCJ Mobile App, Website and through calling Reception.
More details will be released soon.
Padel is played with a bat that is made from foam, EVA rubber and fibreglass – and has holes in the head. Padel balls are similar to those of Tennis however have a slightly lower compression.
CCJ will offer Members a complimentary Padel Bat and Ball kit from Reception on making a booking for the courts.
To purchase your own Padel kindly contact Coach Dean.
Meet the Pro – Dean Nortier
Dean has over 7 years of coaching experience in squash and feels that working in the sports industry is without a doubt his passion and comfort zone.
His coaching career started out as a hobby but soon turned into a profession. He was introduced to Padel earlier this year and saw the potential for the sport to be a great success as it is currently the fastest growing sport in the world. Since his first encounter with Padel he has been spending a lot of time on court playing and learning more about the sport and since become a level 1 padel coach.
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