World’s Fastest Growing Sport Comes to Chesham

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Game4Padel, the UK’s leading padel business, will be officially opening two new padel courts this November at Chesham 1879 Lawn Tennis & Squash Club.

Padel is reported to be the world’s fastest growing sport which is now played in over 100 countries around the world, by an estimated 25 million players. It is estimated that Spain now has over 20,000 Padel courts, and over six million active players – padel is now the country’s second biggest participation sport after football.

In Sweden and Italy the sport grew rapidly during lockdown and in some parts of the Middle East the sport is now part of the national curriculum in schools. Forecasters predict padel will become an Olympic sport by 2032.

Fans of the game include Game4Padel investors Andy Murray, Virgil van Dijk, Jamie Vardy and Annabel Croft, as well as well-known names such as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, David and Cruz Beckham, Jurgen Klopp, Bradley Walsh, Elle MacPherson and Nicole Scherzinger.

The courts at Chesham 1879 will be officially opened on 11 November. Anyone is welcome to attend from 10am onwards to take part in padel clinics, learn more about the sport and watch an exhibition padel match.

Chesham 1879 boasts seven tennis courts (a mix of Grand Lano Clay, Tarmac and American Clay), several mini courts and two Squash courts (which are used for both Squash and Squash 57). The club is in an idyllic setting in the Old Town of Chesham.

Neil Grantham, a spokesperson for Chesham 1879 Lawn Tennis & Squash Club, commented: ‘Padel is going to be a great addition at Chesham. We have seen how popular the game is becoming all around the UK and can see the courts being in high demand from existing members of the club, as well as people who live in the local area. The courts are open to anyone to use, so we encourage as many people as possible to come down and give it a go.’

Game4Padel Co-Founder and CEO, Michael Gradon added: ‘In the past year, there has been unprecedented demand for new padel courts around the country – it’s really gaining momentum as people become hooked on this fun, new sport. The game is really easy to learn, highly sociable, good fun, suitable for people of all ages and abilities, and provides plenty of mental and physical benefits.’

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