Will to Win, in partnership with British Padel, is bringing padel to Hyde Park and The Regent’s Park.

On Friday 23rd February, Hyde Park and The Regent’s Park will see the doors officially open to two newly built outdoor padel courts available for all to pay & play.

Will to Win, a leading operator of sports in public parks, is set to open two public access floodlit padel courts next Friday in London’s most prestigious parks – Hyde Park and The Regent’s Park.

Peter Vann, President of British Padel, said: ‘For British Padel it is an honour to be teaming up with Will to Win – a forward-thinking organisation that will now help spread padel to all via their network of community sport centres. Their open and innovative approach to sports has now brought about a fantastic initiative.’

Bringing padel to such prime Central London locations is a huge step toward achieving wider recognition for the sport of padel. This initiative will not only benefit the padel community but also those who’ve never tried padel before.

Steve Riley, founder of Will to Win, shares in the excitement, stating: ‘Will to Win is extremely proud to bring new state-of-the-art padel courts to two of Central London’s iconic and world famous public parks. Our goal has always been to offer the public increased accessibility to affordable sport, and we are excited to provide the padel community two new courts that are open to all. Padel is a fun, less technical sport than tennis and sits well in our range of sports on offer, namely tennis, netball and 5-a-side football. Will to Win works with the Royal Parks, local councils and the LTA to provide affordable and accessible sport, and we are delighted to have formed a partnership with British padel to promote the game.

Will to Win is committed to the changing demands of racket sport players, and with this in mind they have successfully introduced 6 floodlit courts, a floodlit MUGA(Multi Use Games Area) and floodlit Padel court to Hyde Park, along with 4 additional floodlit tennis courts and a floodlit Padel court to The Regent’s park.

As part of Will to Win’s affiliation with British Padel and to celebrate the court openings, Will to Win Hyde Park will be hosting a summer British Padel Tour tournament on Saturday 11th August.

The padel court at WTW Hyde Park is located near The Royal Albert Hall (entrance via Alexandra Gate). In The Regent’s Park, the new court is located adjacent to York Bridge. For both courts, bookings can be made online via www.willtowin.co.uk or on site. Opening times are 7am-9pm daily at WTW Hyde Park and 8am-9pm at WTW Regent’s Park. Court hire prices are £20-24 per hour (plus additional floodlight fees, if applicable).

 

For more information please contact hello@britishpadel.org.uk or padeltennis@willtowin.co.uk.

 


 

About British Padel

British Padel is a not-for-profit organisation limited by guarantee and receives no public funding. It is the acting governing body supported by it’s affiliated members of players, coaches, clubs and approved by the International Padel Federation (FIP).

The organisation is responsible for measuring participation, implementing regulation, and overall minimal standards for all aspects of the sport including and not limited to; court installations, coaching courses, guidance for players, coaches, and clubs. British Padel is currently seeking full recognition from the UK Recognition, a joint policy comprised of the five Sports Councils (Sport England, Sport Scotland, UK Sport, Sport Wales and Sport Northern Ireland).

 

About Will to Win

Founded in 1997, Will to Win operates sports centres and cafes in public parks across London, including The Royal Parks – Hyde Park, The Regent’s Park and Greenwich Park – as well as Chiswick House Gardens in Chiswick, Lammas Park & Pitshanger Park in Ealing, and multiple venues in Wandsworth through All Win Tennis. Will to Win’s motto is ‘Sport for All,’ and it provides full Adult and Junior programmes in a variety of sports, including tennis, football, netball, padel, lawn bowls, putting & table tennis. Alongside its registered charity, the Will to Win Foundation, Will to Win looks to increase participation in sports across the UK by providing attractive, accessible and affordable facilities in public parks along with an artisan café offer.

Website: www.willtowin.co.uk.