What is Padel?
A Padel court is roughly a third of the size of a tennis court, enclosed by fencing at the sides and toughened glass or perspex at the back of the court.
This allows the ball to remain in play after hitting the walls, creating a quick game with more exciting rallies and less stoppages.
A Padel racket is short and stringless, making shots much easier to play for beginners.
A padel ball is much like a tennis ball but with less pressure.
Champneys members and guests will have access to free use of rackets and balls when booking courts.
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. If there is a tie on 40 – 40, rather than deuce, a ‘golden point’ is played, meaning the next point takes the game – making for a faster and more exciting game.
Points are won if:
Courts are charged by the hour.
Please contact the Fitness Desk to book the court.
Racquets and balls are included.
Padel Intro sessions will be available for members free of charge for their first session.