Padel Tennis

LTA Padel

Padel is a sport for anyone and everyone it combines action with fun and social interaction. It’s a great sport for players of all ages and skills, as it is both quick and easy to pick up. Most players get the basics within the first half an hour of playing so that they can enjoy the game. Pictured: Padel courts at The West Worthing Club.

There’s a reason why it’s one of the fastest growing sports in the world it’s easy to pick up and much more difficult to put down. You don’t have to have played tennis – or any other sport before – just grab a bat, a doubles partner, and away you go! 

Click below to find out more information about Padel on the LTA Website and the latest padel coaching courses delivered by Virtus.

Where can you play Padel in Sussex

There are now 8 venues in Sussex where you can play Padel !

The West Worthing Club

West Worthing have two brand new, floodlit and covered padel courts will offer all day and all year round play.

To get the very best experience, you can join as a racquets member to unlock preferential and discounted booking of the padel courts, free social club sessions and discounted coaching. Racquets membership means you can play padel, tennis, squash, racketball and our other sports with a single subscription.

They have courses for everyone from small group sessions, social padel sessions, competitions to pay and play sessions. Click here for more Information and to book.

The Triangle

The Triangle in Burgess Hill has a very popular Padel court which is available to book for members and non members.

They also have a Padel league, more information on their website.

Click here for their timetable

Withdean SC – About Game4Padel

Withdean have one pop-up court which you can book. Karen Hazzard and Michele Collins who are both qualified level one padel coaches provide a range of coaching sessions beginners to intermediate level.

Click here for more Information and to book

Chichester Racquets and Fitness Club

Chichester have two outdoor Padel courts which are floodlit. They offer expert coaching, Padel events and tournament’s.

The club host introductory workshops free of charge to anyone who is interested in learning the basics of the game.

Click here for more information and to book

Rye Lawn Tennis & SC

Rye have two Padel accredited coaches delivering Padel sessions from beginners to high performance.

They run weekly Padel sessions and competitive play, as well as a mix-in every Sunday morning.

They also run regular club tournaments.

Click here for more information

Crowborough Tennis & Squash Club

Crowborough have just had two Padel courts installed this summer. They are offering coaching, AJ and Alex are qualified Padel Tennis Coaches with the RPP and BPCA (British Padel Coaching Association) respectively. They will be running a full program at Crowborough Tennis Club  from early to mid September when the courts are fully operational. 

Email for more information and to arrange a session. Click here for general information and to book.

The Padel Hub Crawley

Join as a member of The Padel Hub and pay no court fees!  That’s right, once you sign up for membership, play as much as you like and pay nothing extra for the court and receive all these extra benefits: Click here for more Infomation.

– No court fees

– Advanced court booking 

– Free weekly mix in sessions

– Membership of state of the art court side gym

– Access to club leagues and matches

– Social events and tournaments

David Lloyd Eastbourne

David Lloyd Eastbourne have two outdoor Padel courts, If you join a David Lloyd Club that has Padel courts, the sport may be included in your membership, depending on which type you choose. If Padel is included in your membership, you’ll be able to book courts using the David Lloyd Clubs app.

For more information please click here

LTA Padel Coaching Pathway

The coaching pathway for padel is planned initially to have two levels – Instructor (L2) and Coach (L3) – while padel is still in its infancy in the UK. In time, the plan will be to introduce senior and master coach awards, aligning fully with tennis.

Course duration and structure

There are two separate components to LTA Qualifications: Training and Assessment. 

  • Training: The LTA Padel Instructor course consists of five days of face-to-face training, separated by a minimum of four weeks. This allows time for eight hours’ work experience and coursework completion).  

For the LTA Padel Instructor course, the five days of learning are split into core and elective days. There are four days of core training and one day of elective. You will need to be successful in your application to be considered for the Core Training – elective training is booked (and paid for) on the LTA Course Search Tool

  • Assessment: Final assessments are conducted during a real-life lesson of your choice, at a padel venue of your choice.  Assessments are recorded by you (using smartphone equipment) and then submitted virtually by video upload. For more details please see the Assessments page. 

LTA Venue Registration Padel

The LTA support and benefits to bring your community togther through padel.

Venue Registration is the LTA’s membership scheme for tennis and Padel venues. It provides a range of tailored and affordable support packages for your venue. The document outlines the support and resources the LA offers over 15,500 registered venues across Great Britain to make tennis relevant, accessible, welcoming and enjoyable.

Click here to read the full details and benefits it can do to register.

LTA Padel Newsletters

Please click below to find the most recent padel newsletters with updates on venues, competitions and how to get involved, along with an archive of previous padel newsletters