Padel4all partners with charity trust
Southend’s first padel tennis provider Padel4all has partnered with Essex charity Hamelin Trust to help encourage young people and adults with learning difficulties to play the sport, building their confidence and having fun.
William Bailes, LTA Essex Padel Officer, said: “Padel is currently the fastest growing sport in the UK so it’s amazing we have our own padel centre here in Southend. As a racquet sport that’s accessible for all ages and abilities, it’s great to see Padel4all partnering with Hamelin Trust to support its mission to empower young people and adults to live a healthy, active, fulfilling life. Not only is padel great for fitness, it’s also fun for all ages.”
Hamelin Trust’s Fundraising and Marketing Manager Martyn Dolton said: “Hamelin Trust’s vision is to create compassionate communities where people live the life they choose, which is why we’re delighted to be part of this initiative so the people we support can try new and fun activities. As a disability charity we’re always keen to support local businesses and help them ensure opportunities are as accessible as possible for all to enjoy.”
Padel4all has three padel centres – Southend, Swindon and Bristol, with plans to open four more sites in 2023. The centres have state-of-the-art covered courts, changing and refreshment facilities and access to qualified coaches. It offers discounted options for regular players but anyone can ‘pay and play’. Those new to the sport can opt for an ‘Intro to Padel’ session; a one-hour coach-led session which focuses on introducing you to the basics of the game – you don’t need others to play with and all equipment is provided. The session costs £5 and is available at all centres. 🎾