We are delighted to announce the next leg of the British Padel Tour 2013 is filling up nicely. In the weekend of 11/12 May, up to 32 pairs of Padel Fanatics and Padel Pro’s will compete for the much respected title of British Padel Champion. With the support from the International Padel Federation, the UK [...]
Starring Tony Lee, Peter Vann and Caroline Mount.
Players and Technical Director German Schafer arrived in Huddersfield on friday afternoon, 1st April, and made their way to the new Ellesse Padel Academy, the first 2 court padel club in the UK! Of those taking part a number travelled from all around the UK, including mens team captain John Leach, Mike Lightfoot, Caroline and [...]
Today Peter Vann from the Ellesse Padel Academy, Huddersfield talks to Simon Mayo, Radio 2 at 6.45pm on the “Friday Fixture” about their story. To listen to the show live click this link.
Peter Vann HLTSC discovered Padel via La Manga Club in the Murcia region of Spain. As property owners there and a liflong tennis player I was naturally puzzled by the arrival of glass walls and mesh one summer – Paddle! But there were no canoes and no water ? ……………I watched with interest as courts [...]
Images of the new courts installed at the Ellesse Padel Academy Huddersfield. The Spanish installation team from Cade.
The first tentative steps of promoting any new sport can seem a daunting task, as was the case with the idea of introducing Padel to new players in the UK. Certainly the early conversations between those involved, although enthusiastic were often curtailed by reality; a lack of Padel Courts and more importantly a club forward [...]
The Huddersfield padel court consruction gets under way. View progress from week1 to week 5.