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Smash Padel courts set to open in Whitstable

Whitstable Rugby Football Club is set to expand its sporting opportunities by adding three padel courts to its grounds.

The panoramic courts provided by Smash Padel will be 20 metres long and 10 metres wide and fitted with LED lights. They will also be covered by a canopy so that players can use them all year round.

The company describe the racket sport as a mixture of  tennis and squash and can be played in singles or teams.

Marketing and Communications Manager at Smash Padel, Jessica Windsor, stated: “It is immersive, impactful and a great way to get fit and improve wellbeing with friends and family.

“Suitable for all ages and abilities, it’s low impact and longer rallies make it easy to pick up and start playing without prior experience.”

The team at Smash Padel expect this new venture to have a big positive impact in Whitstable and the surrounding areas.

Commenting on what the Club hopes to achieve, Ms Windsor added: “Our junior programme for children aged 4 years and upwards is extensive, not only does it help children with their physical development, but also their mental development in terms of building life skills, teamwork and a positive mindset.

“Padel offers vast physical and mental benefits, helping people get fit, make new connections and be a part of a social, diverse, and inclusive sporting community.”

Smash Padel courts are open currently in Bicester : Photo credit Smash Padel

The company urge anyone to play, encouraging business and schools to use the new facility.

Former sportsman and heading the operations for Smash Padel, Carson Russell explained that employees will be on site at the courts to welcome new players and teach them the rules and techniques of the sport.

He stated: “ Smash Padel will also employ coaches to help develop players and get juniors started with free ‘Try It Out Sessions.

“We can’t wait to get started and engage with the local community.”

Groundwork building for the courts will begin in April with full court construction set to happen in May.


Feature image: Colony Architects