Game4Padel | The story so far...
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 00:00
It was in November 2018 that Peter Gordon, Michael Gradon, Jim McMahon and Vincent Hivert decided to join forces to grow the game of padel in the UK and create Game4Padel. "Game" because padel is fun and accessible to all, "4" because of the number of players on a padel court and "padel" because...well that's obvious!
In May 2019, Andy Murray announced his investment in Game4Padel: "Padel is one of the fastest emerging racket sports in the world right now, and it’s really exciting to be involved in an organisation like Game4Padel, who are experts in their field and have sports growth and longevity at the heart of their business.” Link to full article here.
In September 2019, Leon Smith, GB Davis Cup captain, inaugurated our first Game4Padel venue at Barnton Park LTC in Edinburgh (1 court). A few months later Mike Blair, former Scottish rugby player, cut the ribbon to reopen Thistle Padel, also in Edinburgh, with a brand new canopy and to celebrate our new partnership. For the occassion, we held a padel festival in December over 5 days which welcomed 190 attendees.
We expect 2020 to be a busy year for Game4Padel as we will be launching new venues this summer in Cardiff (Windsor Penarth LTC), Hertfordshire, Dundee and Yorkshire.
If your venue is interested in adding padel courts, please contact [email protected]