The Padel Club, currently based in Wilmslow, is set to open a brand-new state-of-the-art facility in TraffordCity after plans were approved by Trafford Council.

Plans to create the ‘biggest and most sustainable Padel facility in the North of England’ have been given the green light. Construction is set to begin this summer, with the centre expected to be open before the end of 2024.

The 1.5-acre development will feature 11 purpose-built and high-specification courts of which nine will be covered courts and two will be open air courts.

The onsite clubhouse will offer retail spaces, dining options, and shower facilities. The approved plans also include a dedicated fitness and conditioning area.

James Whittaker, Executive Director for Peel Waters said: “We’re really proud to be working in partnership with The Padel Club to bring their fantastic offering to TraffordCity. Peel has had a vision since the early nineties to bring the best retail and leisure offerings and experiences together in one place.

“We are excited that TraffordCity will now be the home of the biggest Padel facility in the north to further enhance the unparalleled choice of sport and wellbeing available. The facility will deliver new jobs, grow our local visitor economy and create a must-visit destination for Padel Fans whilst inspiring a new generation of Padel players and fans within our local community.

The Padel Club says the new facility will benefit from enhanced landscaping, insect housing, bird boxes and more space for ecology. Members and visitors to The Padel Club in TraffordCity will also find onsite EV charging points, allowing them to plug in whilst they play.

Kristopher Ball, Founder and CEO at the Padel Club added: “We are incredibly excited to expand our Padel Club to the vibrant grounds of TraffordCity.

“This new facility marks a pivotal moment for us, and we look forward to welcoming both seasoned players and newcomers to experience the joy of Padel in this world-class destination.”

Brad Lengden
Published on:
Mon 8 Apr 2024