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PRESS RELEASE - London's Biggest Padel Club Opens in April

21 March 2024 at 21:00

London, UK - Ilford will soon boast the title of hosting London’s largest indoor padel center, as Rocket Padel prepares to open its doors to the public next month. With the final touches being applied to the state-of-the-art 11-court club, the official opening is scheduled for Monday, April 8th.

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By James Weatherup

Fredrik Kristensson, Chief Executive, and Co-founder expressed his delight, saying, “Padel is growing at a phenomenal rate, and we can’t wait to open our doors. We are thrilled to be building a strong and sustainable grassroots foundation for the growth of the sport, especially in Ilford and the UK."

He continued, "The beauty of padel is in its accessibility: it is easy to learn and can be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities. With high-quality courts, LTA-trained coaching, and a premium service that doesn’t cost the world, Rocket Padel will open up an activity to a whole new country of players.”

Construction work on the club, located at The Drive, Ilford, commenced in the New Year. Upon completion, there will be nine panoramic covered courts alongside two singles courts, allowing members to play year-round. The playing arenas are adjacent, ranging from 7.3 meters to 11.5 meters in height, split into two areas: one with six courts and the other housing five courts.

Additionally, the facility will feature a warm-up zone, pro-shop, bistro-bar, spectator areas, and meeting rooms, creating up to 20 full and part-time job opportunities in the local community. The Ilford venue marks Rocket Padel’s second UK club after a successful opening in Bristol. A third club is set to open soon at a riverside location in central London.

Visitors to the venue will have the opportunity to hire rackets and book lessons from LTA-approved coaches to enhance their padel skills.

Club manager, Oskar Wynne, expressed the club’s mission, stating, "Our mission is to make padel accessible to everyone and bring people together, no matter how young or old they are or what their standard is. The beauty of padel is that it is such a fun game to play and improve very quickly. We can’t wait to meet the people of Ilford.”

Padel, a cross between tennis and squash, is the fastest-growing sport globally. Originating in Mexico in 1969, the game is played on an enclosed court with scoring similar to tennis.

Rocket Padel, originating in Sweden, has emerged as one of Europe's leading padel operators, blending sport and lifestyle seamlessly.

For more information, please visit and follow @rocketpadel_ilford to stay updated with the latest news and events. Public court bookings at Ilford are now open through the Playtomic App, with reservations available from April 8th.

Club is available on Playtomic and booking is available here


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