West Worthing Club Celebrates Opening Two Panoramic Glass Padel Courts to the Community
West Worthing Club was thrilled to unveil its two brand new covered and floodlit padel courts at its opening event, held in late October 2023. The launch was a resounding success and marked a significant milestone in the club’s history.
The event was graced by the presence of special guests, including Sandi Procter, President of the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), and two-time Olympian, TV Broadcaster and recent Padel convert Aimee Fuller, who joined forces to inaugurate the new facilities. Their presence underscored the importance of the development and promotion of padel tennis within Worthing and the wider Sussex area.
The celebration featured exciting exhibition matches that showcased the sport’s fun, social side as well as the skill and athleticism of some experienced high-level players. The games included Sandi Procter and Aimee Fuller in a fun mixed match with talented Sussex Players, Luciano Cestari and Andrew McMenamin. Steph Trill, LTA Councillor for Sussex and Sussex player, Michelle Collins then joined Andy and Luciano where spectators were treated to an impressive display of skill and sportsmanship.
The newly unveiled panoramic glass courts are equipped with the very latest floodlight technology and bespoke canopies, ensuring that players can enjoy their sport, all day and all year round. The covered facilities offer protection from the elements, allowing enthusiasts to continue their matches without interruption, even in adverse weather conditions.
“We are delighted to introduce padel courts to our club,” said William Naunton, Chairman of West Worthing Club. “This marks a significant step in our mission to promote and grow the sport of padel tennis in the region. We are extremely grateful to Sandi Procter, Aimee Fuller and the Sussex players for joining us in this celebration and for their support.”
The grand opening event was a testament to the vibrant and inclusive padel tennis community that West Worthing Club hopes to cultivate over the coming months and years. It is poised to attract players of all ages and levels, from complete beginners to seasoned professionals, fostering a love for the sport and a sense of community.
William Naunton continued “We have been thrilled by the response to our offer of free padel taster sessions for anyone interested in trying the sport and our courts. Over 400 people have signed up which has been a tremendous start for padel in Worthing.”
For those interested in experiencing the thrill of padel tennis on these remarkable courts, West Worthing Club is offering free padel tasters during November and is now open for pay and play court reservations and coaching sessions for players to enjoy, learn or improve their game. The club invites everyone to come and be a part of this exciting new chapter for padel tennis in Sussex.
Watch our time lapse video capturing the padel court construction project – from bare ground to finished playable courts in less than 60 seconds!