The first LGBTQ+ Padel Club in the UK

On Saturday 18th June, Thistle Padel Club and Thistle Tennis Club in Edinburgh hosted Colinton Squashers & Padelers for a fun taster day of padel, tennis and food. Coaches Alejandro and Nikki coached sessions on the padel and tennis courts respectively, followed by lunch and tournaments in the afternoon.


Regular players mixed with newcomers to racket sports – all enjoying the informal atmosphere and lovely weather.


The event was supported by LEAP Sports Scotland, as part of the LEAP Festival Fortnight to encourage participation of LGBTQ+ people in all sports: #FF2022 #festivalfortnight



Established in 2004, Colinton Squashers & Padelers is the first LGBTQ+ Padel club in the UK and organises a weekly social squash and padel club for LGBTQ+ beginners, intermediates, newcomers and friends. Find out more at:

https://www.facebook.com/colintonsquashers




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