Padel is like a mix of squash and tennis. It's played in an enclosed court - slightly smaller than a tennis court - which means the ball can be played off the walls in a similar way to squash. Being a covered court, it also means we can play in all weathers.
We welcome players of any ability level - from total beginners to seasoned pros - for fun and friendly games.
We play weekly on Wednesday evenings at Thistle Padel , followed by optional social drinks nearby.
To sign up for upcoming events, join our Spond club.
- What equipment do I need?
- Padel bats (or rackets) and balls are all provided.
- What should I wear?
- Stuff you can move around in, and shoes with good grip. The courts are covered, but you are exposed to the wind a bit too - hopefully on colder days you will get moving and warm up quickly though.
- How many people can play padel?
- Padel is always played with 4 people - 2 on each side.
- How is padel scored?
- Padel uses the same scoring method as tennis.
- How else does padel differ from tennis?
- Serves are always underhand and must be at or below waist level, however further shots can get much more exciting - especially with the side walls in play!
- Why are there two events each Wednesday?
- There is a 7-8pm and a 8-9pm slot. You can book to play on either or both - depending on how much of a runaround you fancy.
- Is there coaching available?
- Yes! We have a coach who runs the 8pm session on the first Wednesday of each month. The coaching fees are already covered, you only need to cover the cost of standard play.