A Strategic Alliance To Achieve Official Recognition For Padel

OFFICIAL COMMUNICATION

Following recent press speculation we are delighted to confirm that a strategic alliance has been agreed between the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) and British Padel. This will immediately achieve our goal of official government and Sporting Council recognition for our sport ahead of the 2020 target – and that alone will provide one powerful springboard to facilitate public sector padel developments.

The natural synergy that exists between tennis and padel has already proven in Europe to provide immense benefits to aid significant growth over time frames that are short. France and  Belgium are shining examples of this, where virtual explosions of padel courts have taken place following similar agreements. Italy grew from just a handful of courts to several hundred courts in just a few years following their alliance with the Italian Tennis Federation.

Our relatively small community has created the foundations, and now is the right time to embrace and utilise the immense strengths of the LTA who are every bit as keen as we all are to develop padel to become a major participation sport in the future.

A press release from the LTA will follow shortly.

Peter Vann

President of British Padel