An action-packed thriller of a weekend was had at Broxbourne Sports Club, Hertfordshire, where we have just opened two new padel courts and where James, accompanied by our latest G4P coach, Jack Hazelwood, ran introductory sessions for more than 80 players. For most attendees, this was their first time on a padel court.
After a brief introduction to padel technique, players were straight into playing, then after a few drills, and more than a few laughs, they were taken through the rules and basic tactics and were off playing games! The hardest part of the sessions was getting everyone off the courts when time was up!
It was fantastic to see members from the other sport sections; squash, racketball, hockey and cricket all coming to try padel and enjoying the experience. In addition, we had people with no previous racket sport experience giving it a go and getting hooked.
A fun, sociable atmosphere marked a perfect start for this new Game4Padel sport at Broxbourne with over 130 players already signed up – padel has arrived!
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