Group Sessions

This page contains information on the Group Taster, Coaching, Social, and Hitting Practice Sessions.
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Our Group Sessions

The Welsh Padel Centre (WPC) runs a number of regular group sessions. The current ones are listed below.

Please Note: Padel is not about strength. Men and women can and do play together regularly on an equal footing. We make no distinction between men and women in our group sessions.

All sessions must be booked and paid for in advance. Please see the payment information in each section below.

Jump to: Coaching Sessions; Social Sessions; Hitting Practice Sessions.

Taster Sessions

Taster Sessions give you an opportunity to experience playing padel for a fiver. It is low cost, low risk way of 'dipping a toe in the water' to see whether you want to play a bit more. Each hour's session is limited to 6 people, and we supply all the kit (i.e. rackets and balls) you need. You just need to turn up wearing sensible trainers.

Our taster sessions typically comprise a brief introduction to the game (including the main rules), followed by some hitting and serving practice followed by some game time. By the end of the session, you will have a feel for the wonderful sport of padel and will hopefully understand why it is the fastest growing sport in the world!

Taster sessions cost £5 (includes VAT) and are currently held every other Monday evening. If you join a taster session we offer you a 30 day free introductory membership so you can book courts and play. While a member you are also welcome at our social sessions. Note: if you are interested in a taster session during office hours on weekdays, please get in touch.

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7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Beginners
Suitable for those new to racket sports (or it's a long time since you wielded a racket)
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8:00pm - 9:00pm
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Racket Sports
Suitable for those who have a history of playing racket sports and are confident wielding a racket
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Group Coaching Sessions

Group Coaching Sessions give you an opportunity to learn from an experienced player (and qualified coach) and practice your play. Whether you are new to racket sports or want to use your existing racket skills and improve your padel, group coaching makes the experience an affordable way to improve and have fun. We supply all the kit (i.e. rackets and balls) for each hour's session. You just need to turn up wearing sensible trainers. We offer two different types of group coaching as noted below.

We strongly recommend you attend a Group Taster session before booking for a Group Coaching session. After the Taster session you will be advised which of the coaching sessions is the most suitable for you.

Beginners: A maximum of 4 people per session. £7.50 for the hour's session. This coaching session will concentrate on the basics (including racket skills) with the objective to teach you the basic rules and get you confident of being able to play a game of padel for fun and exercise.

Improvers: A maximum of 4 people per session. £7.50 for the hour's session. These sessions are aimed at those confident in hitting a ball and who can hold their own in a game but want to understand some of the more complex areas (including playing off the glass). It will include an aspect of repetitive training (i.e. playing balls off the glass) but will concentrate more on playing a game with the coaching observing from the side lines and commenting/ demonstrating as necessary.

Group coaching sessions are arranged as and when there is demand - usually on Tuesday evenings. If you are interested in coaching please contact us to discuss and book.

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Social Sessions

Wednesday night and Sunday morning social sessions!

Social Sessions give you an opportunity to play with others and meet new people. People are paired up randomly (padel is a doubles game) and will play another pair. Each session has a limited number of players and you will rotate to ensure that everyone gets game time and plays with different people. It's a great way to meet new players and get your daily step count up. We supply all the kit (i.e. rackets and balls) if needed.

Social Sessions are available to members and their guests only. Wednesday evenings (7:00pm - 8:30pm) cost £ 5.00. Sunday mornings (10:00am - 11:30am) cost £ 4.00. Details on how to sign-up are below.

The sessions are booked via Acebook, the online booking system. Simply go to the date you want to book, click on the session you want to join (select the blue block on 'Court 2'), a window will pop-up and you will be able to join (if numbers permit). If they don't permit, you will be automatically added to a waiting list. Payment is through the Acebook system and therefore will use credit in your online wallet if you have it. Cancellation (which must be 24 hrs in advance) is conducted the same way (i.e. by clicking on the session) and clicking the red x next to your name. In the event of cancellation more than 24 hrs before the session you will automatically be credited.

Hitting Practice

Hitting practice on Monday nights!

Hitting practice is a great way to hone your racket skills. We set-up a ball machine which fires balls at you at a variable rate, elevation and intensity - you simply hit the balls back. You'll get to hit a lot more balls than you will during an average game and it really helps develop your ability to return a ball. We can lend you a racket if needed.

Sessions are run every other Monday and cost £ 7.50 per person with a maximum of four people. The 7:00pm - 8:00pm session is for general hitting practice. The 8:00pm - 9:00pm session concentrates on more advanced play off the glass. Details on how to sign-up are below.

Hitting Practions Sessions are available to members and their guests only. The sessions are booked via Acebook, the online booking system. Simply go to the date you want to book, click on the session you want to join (select the red/pink block on 'Court 2'), a window will pop-up and you will be able to join (if numbers permit). If they don't permit, you will be automatically added to a waiting list. Payment is through the Acebook system and therefore will use credit in your online wallet if you have it. Cancellation (which must be 24 hrs in advance) is conducted the same way (i.e. by clicking on the session) and clicking the red x next to your name. In the event of cancellation more than 24 hrs before the session you will automatically be credited.

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It was excellent. Really enjoyed the session! He was such a great coach and made us understand the game really well.

Really enjoyed the session! The coach was great; really informative and friendly!

It was obvious that the coach knows his stuff. I’m glad that he was teaching us the basics even if we have played racket sports before.

page updated 19th October 2022