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This is a new activity on offer at Club La Santa and already very popular. Much easier to play than Tennis, the game combines elements of both Squash and Tennis where you can bounce the ball off the glass walls surrounding the court.
Padel tennis, a game played extensively throughout Spain and Latin America, can be played in either singles or doubles and the scoring is the same as in a game of Tennis.
The only serve allowed is underhand, which is much easier to master than a Tennis serve, and the game is won from the best of three sets. The biggest difference between Padel and normal Tennis is that the court has walls, and the balls can be played off them in a similar way to the game of Squash. The rackets are very different to a normal tennis racket, being much thicker, with holes going through the middle, but feel about the same weight to hold.
Since opening the three courts in 2010, Padel at Club La Santa has proved popular with guests of all ages and skills, as it is both quick and easy to pick up, and is less physically demanding than other similar sports such as squash. Most players who have never tried the game before have the hang of it after just twenty minutes of playing, and find it easy to build up a good level of skill to enjoy the game.
You are welcome to book the courts in Sports Booking for use from 08.00 – 22.00. Each of the courts have floodlights, so you can enjoy playing late into the evening. Rackets are also available to borrow from Sports Booking, and a copy of the rules leaflet can be picked up for free at the same time. Tennis Balls can be bought here for a small fee.
Social Padel tournaments are also arranged by the Green Team a couple of times each week, and you are welcome to come along and join in for free; please sign up in Sports Booking.
The Green Team offer a couple of ‘Introduction to Padel’ instructions each week, which are free to join, and a great way to learn some new skills, like how to play the ball off the glass walls to your advantage!
The ‘Introduction to Padel’ instructions and Social Padel tournaments are held regularly, please check the Weekly Programme for further details.
Your Padel Tennis Personal instructor can give you an introduction to the sport and teach you the basic serve and shots, giving you tips on how to make use of the walls of the court and tactical advice.
If you choose to visit us as a group, we are very pleased to offer the following offers. If you book a full package with us (flight & accommodation) we offer 1 free place in 20. Please note this is for a minimum of a 7 night booking only.
If you decide to book just accommodation only, we offer a 1 free apartment in every 15 apartments that you book. This again is based on a minimum 7 night stay bookings only.
We also offer a free goodie bag when apartments are booked within our early bird offer. Please call our team on 0161 703 5815 for more details about this. Please also note this is only valid on bookings with a 7 nights stay or longer. The goodie bags that you can choose from are as follows:
Bag, swim cap, lanyard and water bottle, 6 x 4 photo
Bag, running cap, lanyard and water bottle, 6 x 4 photo
Triathlon and school/college groups:
Can choose from either of the above.
We look forward to welcoming you and your group to Club La Santa!