Rocks Lane Plans to Introduce Padel Tennis
Version of sport designed to raise participation coming to Chiswick Back Common
Three padel tennis courts are planned for the Rocks Lane sports facility on Chiswick Back Common.
A planning application has been submitted to Hounslow Council to convert one of the traditional style tennis courts into the new format.
Padel tennis is a format of the game which is being promoted by the Lawn Tennis Association as a way to increase participation in racket sports across the whole spectrum of ages and abilities.
It can be a faster moving game than regular tennis and is played with a stringless bat (paddle) and slightly softer tennis ball using the walls of the court a little like squash.
This means participation is possible from a broader range of physical ability which means it is suitable for families including the very old and the very young.
The court measures 10 metres by 20 metres and has a net at the centre as with a normal tennis court. The game is usually played as doubles and is therefore considered very sociable as opposed to competitive.
May 16, 2020