Wimbledon may be over but there’s a new racquet sport to be mesmerised by. Manchester has welcomed its own Padel club this winter, with the launch of Club de Padel at Deansgate Square, bringing the world’s fastest growing sport to the city for the first time.
A fun, fast-paced and addictive mash-up of tennis and squash, and almost always played in doubles, Padel was invented in Mexico in the late 1960s. The sport has exploded across Europe in recent years, with the likes of Andy Murray, David Beckham and Serena Williams all professing their love for it.
Featuring four state-of-the-art panoramic glass courts, handmade in Spain and imported to Manchester, Club de Padel is open from December 19. Plus, Club de Padel has also confirmed a partnership with Manchester coffee shop, Federal, who will join them on site to provide their Antipodean sunshine vibes, great coffee, snacks and a selection of drinks in the evening.
Club de Padel aims to establish an inclusive and thriving Padel community in Manchester, with social matches, coaching, tournaments and corporate events taking place throughout the year. Plus, the racquet sport club has partnered with global sports brands Adidas and HEAD to offer top-of-the-range equipment for both rental and purchase, and has recruited one of the UK’s top padel competitors, Alberto Cubero Torregrosa, as Head Coach to offer both group and 1-2-1 sessions.
Alberto Cubero Torregrosa said: “I can’t wait to get started at Club de Padel. Having grown up in Malaga, I have been playing padel for over 25 years, so I’m delighted to see it finally arrive in Manchester, where I now call home.
“It is important to me that everyone can enjoy this amazing sport, so it doesn’t matter if you are a complete beginner or an experienced player, I am committed to helping you improve and have fun while doing it.”
Padel+ memberships, general bookings and coaching sessions can be accessed via Padel booking system, Playtomic. Padel+ allows players to book courts two weeks in advance, one week ahead of general release, and offers discounts on bookings, equipment and priority access to events. Court bookings are now open and you can sign up here to book your place.
Find Club de Padel at Owen Street, M15 4TQ.