PADEL 1969 wins Soul Padel courts tender

New  operator Soul Padel has agreed a deal with PADEL1969 for it to provide state-of-the-art courts for developments in Lancashire.

PADEL1969, which secured the contract after a competitive tender, will also assist Soul Padel in an advisory capacity as it looks to establish a series of padel clubs across the region, including a centre of excellence.

Soul Padel, which earlier this month announced plans to open community-focused padel centres, has been founded by Wigan businessmen Mark Hewlett and Paul Lloyd. Mark is currently exploring potential sites in the North West and has identified several locations to invest in developing a padel centre.

He said: “We are excited to partner with PADEL1969 and look forward to developing a partnership that delivers the highest quality padel courts available combined with a community-focused playing experience, encouraging our philosophy of competitive socialising. Our mission is to establish vibrant indoor playing centres and connect with communities and encourage everyone to play padel.”

Soul Padel hopes to open its first indoor centre within six months with at least four courts, a café bar and retail space.

We’re delighted to start this journey with Soul Padel and its professional team.

Atte Suominen, PADEL 1969
Atte Suominen, PADEL 1969
Paul Lloyd and Mark Hewlett of Soul Padel, Lancashire
Paul Lloyd and Mark Hewlett of Soul Padel.


PADEL1969, which has developed the concept of ‘one court for life’, has 25 years’ experience in the sport and has delivered courts in Finland, Sweden, France and Africa. It starts its first UK installation in Scotland shortly.

Atte Suominen, CEO of PADEL1969, said: “We’re delighted to start this journey with Soul Padel and its professional team. We’ll use our newly fine-tuned and developed premium panoramic court model and share our extensive experience and insights to contribute to its continued success.” 🎾