Padel arrives at Daylesford
As revealed in The Bandeja magazine, Cotswolds celebrity hotspot and super stylish eco destination Daylesford Farm has boosted its cool credentials with the addition of two padel courts – and for the next three weeks you can book them for free.
The courts are the brainchild of Padel Shift, a new entrant to the UK’s padel sector with a fresh take on developing (and running) courts around the country with a focus on growing the game in rural locations. Daylesford is Padel Shift’s first location with courts at Elkstone Studios, a co-working space managed by the Coombe End Estate again in the Cotswolds, following later this month. More announcements of new venues are expected in the coming weeks.
Man on a mission
Padel Shift founder Jack Chaplin explained their mission is to deliver padel to new territories outside of cities and in unique locations, adding: “After a significant period of planning we’re finally ready to start getting players on court and we couldn’t be more excited with our first two locations. To be able to welcome all players, whether you’re a complete beginner or a seasoned padel pro, to these unique locations is something we’re hugely proud of.”
Padel is a sport for people from all walks of life and we’re passionate about getting players on court to experience the fun for themselves.
jack Chaplin, Founder, padel Shift
The courts at Daylesford Farm are part of its new The Club by Bamford development, a high-end wellness retreat that founder Carole Bamford has infused with the ethos of putting joy into fitness. “Padel chimes perfectly with this,” she said. “Having seen the sport grow in momentum over the last few years it is exciting to be bringing some of the action to the Cotswolds countryside with Padel Shift.”