I am sure that parents, teachers, and learners are curious about the foundations being prepared at the location of the old jungle gym. Alhamdulillah, we are installing 2 new padel tennis courts. We are hopeful that the courts will serve two purposes: a sporting option for our children and also create an income stream for the College through after-hours hiring of the facility, insha ALLAH.
What is Padel Tennis?
Not quite tennis and not quite squash but a beautiful hybrid of the two, the sport is known as Padel, and it’s universally referred to as the fastest-growing sport in the world, with more than 10 million people participating in over 60 countries. Now Al Falaah Padel is giving Durbanites and visitors the opportunity to be part of the global phenomenon.
Padel is a sport that is a cross between “tennis with walls” and “squash in the sun”. Padel is currently most popular in Spain, Sweden, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Argentina and Mexico.
The most important skill in a game of padel is not strength or speed but match-craft, as points are won through strategic play. Padel is played predominantly in a doubles format on an enclosed court, boxed in by walls of glass and metallic mash about a third of the size of a tennis court. The rules are mostly the same as tennis, although you serve underhand and the walls are used as part of the game like with squash.
More details to follow regarding the opening dates and booking options.