Two new Game4Padel courts at Broxbourne Sports Club in Hertfordshire were officially opened at a three-day launch event on 16 to 18 July. A great response by members from the tennis, squash, racketball, hockey and cricket sections of the club, plus invited friends and newcomers, saw a great many players try padel – most for the first time – and an impressive 101 players have signed up to Game4Padel membership during the courts' first month of operation.
This breaks down as 41 existing BSC members, 19 new members who have also joined BSC, and 41 new players signed up solely to play padel. This is a great achievement and demonstrates how well the Game4Padel model works when our partner venue is fully onboard with welcoming padel into their club. A big thank you to Sarah Elliott, Broxbourne's Head of Business Development, for helping us at all stages of implementation.
Game4Padel National Development Manager, James Rose lead the launch event, assisted by our newest G4P coach, Jack Hazelwood, and with great input from the local BTA Tennis Coaching team. Introductory padel sessions and games took place over all three days, and I think it fair to say a good time was had by all.