Do you want to give your staff or clients an alternative to the usual team building or client entertainment days? Then why not try padel a new sport which lends itself perfectly to corporate events.
Padel is a sport that is very easy to get involved in, it is fast, fun and easy to learn. It is typically played as doubles on an enclosed court a third the size of a tennis court. Padel scoring is the same as normal tennis and the game is played with tennis balls over a slightly lower net than in tennis. The main differences are that the court is partly enclosed by glass walls and the balls can be played off them in a similar way to squash and that solid, stringless paddles are used.
Padel is not too demanding technically nor is it dominated by strength and serve as in tennis, in fact the serve is under-arm. It is team sport played as doubles and is a very social game for all ages and abilities. The rules are simple and most players get the grasp of the game within the first 20 minutes of playing.
There are currently 84 venues and 193 padel courts in the UK & Ireland and this number is expected to grow dramatically.
We can host corporate padel days at many indoor and outdoor venues including in London, the south east, the south west, the midlands, the north east, the north west, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Was looking to organise a corporate event for 20 people and I thought Padel would be much fun thanks to how easy is to pick up the basics. I web-searched for padel events in London and I came across iPadel Ltd. Ian came back on the same day, he proposed some alternatives and a few days later came back with quotes from 2 clubs. I picked the Stratford Padel Club and the event was a great success, it started in the morning with coaching sessions, then lunch (paella & more) and tournament in the afternoon. Everyone had great fun. Probably the best offsite my team had in a long while!
Giuseppe - Engineering Manager at Meta
A typical corporate padel day would include;
A great way to conclude your padel event is with a barbeque or traditional Spanish paella.
All padel equipment is provided although guests should wear suitable sports shoes and clothing.
Now you have been bitten by the padel bug, why not join a corporate padel league. Some clubs run leagues for local businesses as an opportunity to network, get active and have some competitive fun. Leagues generally run on one evening a week and each team consists of four players.
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