Welcome to UWE Padel!
Come & play the fastest growing sport in the world!
Padel is a massively popular & fast growing racket sport that is played all around the world.
In fact, not only is Padel the fastest growing racket sport in the world, it is the fastest growing sport full stop!
Padel is massively popular for a variety of reasons…
Not only is it simple & easy to learn, it is also fun & accessible for everyone.
Both players that have just picked up a racket & those that have years of experience can have the same level of enjoyment when playing. This is due to the fact that the sport is simultaneously easy to learn & hard to master.
In addition to this Padel is an Incredibly social game.
This is due to the game typically being played in pairs. As well as this, the culture of the sport encourages you to play with new people with the club’s having large communities full of people who love playing Padel.
Padel is also very affordable & flexible.
In a lot of sports in order to play with other people you need to be a part of a club or pay a membership, whereas in Padel most clubs operate on a pay & play model.
The club was founded this year with the goal of making the sport of Padel more easily accessible to students at UWE. We hope to build a strong community of people who love to play Padel, one that welcomes in everyone regardless of background.
We plan to cater for every player, whether you have just started or you already play at a high level. We will offer a range of different sessions that are tailored to different experience levels & include both social or competitive activities
We are proudly partnered with We Are Padel Bristol, a local Padel centre located near the city centre that has 7 doubles courts, free parking, showers & a bar that offers drinks & snacks. The club is also accessible via bus from Frenchay campus & city centre, as well as being a 15 minute drive from either UWE campus.
We are running a number of free taster sessions for people who want to come down & give it a go - Information about these will be announced on our Instagram.
As mentioned above we run a variety of sessions for everyone:
Open Level Match Play sessions
Women’s Only sessions
Mini Tournaments (social & competitive)
The timetable & pricing will be announced on our Instagram very soon, so keep your eyes peeled!
We will take part in a number of competitions over the year, whether these be varsity matches between us & another university or larger tournaments that include a number of universities.
Before each competition we will hold try-outs for the chance to represent our club & the university.
What you need to play:
A Padel Racket (these are included in all UWE sessions)
Padel Balls (These will be provided in any coaching or introduction sessions)
Trainers - Any sports trainers are suitable - you can buy specifically designed Padel shoes if you choose to
Sports Clothing - Anything you are comfortable running around & sweating in
The price of a UWE Padel membership is £35 annually.
Racket hire (for all sessions)
Ball hire (for all coaching/introduction sessions)
Discounted court hire
Access to all UWE sessions
Access to university tournaments
Access to trips/socials
The prices for sessions are:
£6 for off-peak times (Week = 7:30AM - 5pm & Weekend = 8AM - 10AM + 5PM - 11PM)
£8 for peak times (Week = 7:30am - 5pm & Weekend = 11AM - 5PM)
Just a reminder that you will need to pay for the UWE Sports Fee in order to purchase a membership for any sports club at the university
Throughout the year we will run a variety of different socials so that club members can get to know eachother off court & have an opportunity to relax, unwind & have fun
These will include:
Active Socials (Playing other sports or going to activity centres)
Trips (to other unis, cities, Padel centres around the UK, to watch live Padel matches - WPT)
President - James Rennie
Vice-President - Currently Vacant
Treasurer - Javier Perles Mach
Men’s Captain - Oscar Bazeley
Women’s Captain - Currently Vacant
Media & Publicity - Currently Vacant
Social Secretary - Juan Herranz
Participation - Currently Vacant
Equipment + Safety - Currently Vacant
Events - Wilfred Perry
Sustainability - Currently Vacant
This is where we will announce information regarding sessions, tournaments, socials or anything you need to know about the club
UWE Padel Instagram:
UWE Padel Group Chat:
This is our partner club’s Instagram, here you can find any information regarding the club, the facilities, court booking or the activities they run externally
We Are Padel’s Instagram:
We Are Padel’s Website: