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Temporary Padel Court

Dear Members,

 

Following on from the Padel meeting held on March 13th, the Board and Management have been looking at start dates for the 6-month temporary Padel court on outdoor tennis court 2 and have agreed to aim for a start date of the 1st September, with build commencing the week prior.

 

The aim of the temporary Padel court is to allow our members to play a sport that they may not have had chance to previously as well as to help us all better understand the interest and feasibility of any permanent Padel courts we may wish to install. Any permanent Padel courts would ultimately be decided by members of the Club at an EGM.

 

One of the questions raised at this meeting was the impact on outdoor tennis court availability when the Sheffield and District Tennis is being played on Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons. This, amongst numerous other factors, have been considered throughout deliberations. Minutes of the meeting are available.

 

The start date is largely dependent on the build commencement and availability of our contractor. As the 6 months following this start date will include a lot of winter, we have renegotiated the terms of the rental. Instead of paying a monthly fee, we have chosen to split the court revenue and any sponsorship equally between us and the contractor. We will still be paying the installation and removal fee of £5500.

 

Padel at the Club has proven to be a divisive topic, and we would ask for some tolerance from members on both sides of the debate throughout the period of the trial. We would also like to encourage you to make use of the court and provide feedback. Shortly, there will be a Padel information board going up in the bar area which will be providing further updates.

 

Thank you for reading,

 

Kate Martin 

Chair

Hallamshire Tennis & Squash Club

Click Here for Minutes for Temporary Padel Court Meeting

More information will be added over the coming weeks regarding the Temporary Padel Court. This will include but not limited to;

- Padel as a sport 

- How to play Padel

- How to book the Temporary Padel Court

- Intro to Padel sessions

and more F.A.Q's

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