About Time: You Visited London’s First Premium Padel ClubBy Adam Hassanali
Hold onto your rackets, Canary Wharf – it’s not just business suits and skyscrapers anymore. Padel Tennis has arrived in E14, and the new court at Padium is where the action is unfolding. What’s Padel Tennis? Well, it’s like tennis and squash had a lovechild, and the offspring is making waves… quite literally.
Padium’s Padel court is not your typical tennis setup; it’s a whole new ball game – enclosed and intimate. The walls are an integral part of the action, bouncing the ball back and forth in a chaotic dance that keeps players on their toes. It’s tennis, but with a side of unpredictable madness, and we’re absolutely here for it. Padel is not as dominated by strength, technique and serve as it happens in tennis and is an ideal game for people of all abilities. An important skill is match-craft, as points are won rather by strategy than by sheer strength and power.
Padium’s court is a neon sign in the Canary Wharf skyline, allowing Londoners to drop in (it’s open from 6am – 11pm) to swap their coffee breaks for a quick Padel match.
But let’s not get too serious – this is Padel, not a corporate meeting. Whether you’re a Padel pro or just starting, Padium welcomes all. The venue is home to seven indoor panoramic glass courts and one outdoor court. The advanced padel players will appreciate the tall 10m indoor ceiling height and the superb floor conditions for optimum game experience. In addition to this, the club features advanced court technology, state-of-the-art facilities and world-class coaches, making it undoubtedly an exciting addition to the London Padel experience.
Bank Street Park, Canary Wharf, London E14