Padel Tennis Is Coming To Riverside Gloucester

We’ve got some incredibly exciting news! 

We’ve got three outdoor padel tennis courts coming to Riverside Gloucester very soon! Racquets and balls will be available to hire. Both members and no members will be able to book courts either through reception or online through our booking system.

What is Padel tennis? 

It’s a cross between squash and tennis, which we know a lot about, having our own tennis and squash courts! A padel game is usually played outdoors and is becoming the fastest growing sport in the world. 

What are the rules?

With regard to the serve, the following rules apply:

  • In padel, all play begins with an underarm serve from the right service court into the opponent’s court diagonally across similar to tennis.
  • The server must allow the ball to bounce once before hitting it and the ball must be hit at or below waist level.
  • The server must keep at least one foot on the ground when hitting the serve.
  • The server’s feet may not touch or cross the service line while serving.
  • Contact with the ball across the centre service line is allowed.
  • The serve must land in the opponent’s service box.
  • If the ball bounces in the service box and strikes the side or back wall, it is a valid serve and must be played by the opposing player.
  • If the ball hits the net then bounces in the service box and strikes the side or back wall, it is a let and must be replayed.
  • If the ball lands in the service box and hits the wire fencing, it is considered a fault.
  • If the ball hits the net then lands in the service box and hits the wire fencing, it is considered a fault.
  • In padel as in tennis, you get a second serve.

In general play the following are allowed:

  • The lines are considered in play only during the initial serve.
  • Otherwise, they are not a factor in determining the outcome of each point in the game.
  • All players are permitted to play a ball off any of the walls on their own side of the court.

The opposition wins a point if:

  • The ball bounces twice in any area on your side of the court.
  • The ball strikes you or your teammate while in play.
  • The ball hits the wire fencing, posts or any other fixture before going over the net or landing on the opponent’s court.
  • The ball hits the wire fence or walls before bouncing on the opponent’s side of the court.
 

PADEL TENNIS
COMING SOON...

We’ve got 3 outdoor Padel courts going to Riverside Gloucester! Watch this space for the fastest growing sport! We will have both membership and no membership options.

 

Tennis

The 3 outdoor tennis courts with floodlighting available year round. Both members and non members can use the court. Please call us at: 01452 413214 and we will be able to assist.

Racket and ball hire available at a small fee and returnable deposit. 

Squash

3 squash courts, with 1 being glass back. A large internal league for members to play, plus club side playing in local county leagues all year round. Members court hire free, with Non member welcome to hire squash courts are a court hire of £4.00 per person, per court. Members can advance book courts up to 7 days in advance, from 8pm onwards. Non members can only book courts on the day. 

 

Squash

Racket and ball hire available at a small fee and returnable deposit. Racket re-string and re grip service available via the club, ask for details at reception.

The 3 squash courts also double up as Racketball ball courts, with racket ball rackets and balls available to hire at reception for a small fee and returnable deposit.