Padel 

Leader: Angela Town

Email: Padel Group

Telephone:+44 78 6754 6710 (Free to use Whatsapp to call me)

Meet at: Padel Indoor Centre, La Marina Shopping Centre, Ondara

Meeting Dates:

Lesson Group: Wednesday 12noon to 13.30

Play Group: As and when (arranged through WhatsApp)

Taster Session: When there is enough interest



I would love to hear from anyone who is interested in having a go or to play a game of padel. I only started to play this year and really enjoy it. It is a great game and very good exercise. The game is a cross between tennis and squash and usually played with four people on a court.

Email me for more information if you are not sure what you are committing to. You are quite welcome to come and join in for a week or two  (before committing to the group), as long as I can get enough players for a game, a trial or a knock about. 

I am offering the U3A members the opportunity to either have lessons or to join mix and match group games. Every few months I will open up a Free Taster session to give non players an opportunity to get a feel for the game.

If you would like to sign up for the next taster, please email or WhatsApp me on +44 (0) 78 6754 6710

Beginners and players welcome. At the moment there are two options, these may change as demand and experience grows.

Costs

Lessons

Group Lesson up to 8 people @ €30 a month per person (one hour a week and then some playing time to practice what you have learned). This works out at approx. €7.50 a week, but sometimes there are 5 weeks in a month so you get a better deal. If there are less than 8 people and on a more ad hoc basis, then 8 a lesson. So far I have found the lessons very helpful in understanding the basic stance and shots. Time/Day could be arranged to suit the majority as long as one person takes responsibility for collecting and paying the fees due.

Playing

If you only want to play games: Court hire is €18 an hour (although if there is nobody waiting it can be used for longer. The cost is shared by the players (€4.50 each). I have found that U3A struggle with regular commitment due to travels etc, which is fine, but it makes regular court bookings hard. Therefore I propose to set up 'request a game' WhatsApp groups.

HOW IT WORKS

You send me your name and telephone number and days/time on which you can play and which group you would like to join.. WhatsApp me on +44 (0) 78 6754 6710

I add you to the WhatsApp group of your choice. Either:

Player Group: You can play fairly well but need to find people to play with. (You will need your own padel bat). Or

Beginner Group: You have had a taster, can get the ball back over the net, but are not yet confident to play against stronger players or hard hitters.( I may be able to borrow a padel bat for you)

With either of the groups:

  • You can message me and ask if anyone else can play at a certain time/day I will check to see if there is a court free and then send out the message to the rest of the group to try and get 3 more players. (first come first served basis)

When you first start learning, Enrique is happy to lend you a bat/raquet or even padel, to play with. But he recommends that eventually you purchase your own and can order them for you through his office. He will explain about what is the best type and cost for you. There are also balls available, but you can take your own. He recommends good quality tennis balls.

The lessons/games and tasters are held at the Indoor Padel Centre, Ondara here is a link to help you find it, but please let me know if you need help. http://www.padelindoorondara.com/contacto/ It’s a big blue construction with a small door at the nearest end. 

The centre has showers, changing rooms, a small café and is run by Enrique who speaks very good English and is extremely helpful. He is also one of the instructors. There is also a small but well stocked Gym if you want to warm up or cool down, which is free to use for all players.







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