The inaugural Essex Tennis Padel Championships were held on Sunday 24 September at Brentwood Padel Club, organised by our Essex Tennis Padel Officer Will Bailes. 32 players, in 8 teams, competed, including both dedicated padel clubs and tennis clubs, and we were blessed with fine weather and some fabulous match play Padel. The teams involved were:
Padel4All Garon Park (Southend)
Westcliff Lawn LTC
Stratford Park Padel Centre
Cranston Park LTC
Two leagues were drawn up and each team played a round robin of three matches, winner in each match being first to 8 games. The top 2 teams from each league then played in semi-finals, which saw Padel4All Southend and Brentwood B winning through to the Final after semi-final wins against Cranston Park and Brentwood A respectively. After a really tight Final, Brentwood B emerged as winners, and the first to lift the inaugural trophy, with Padel4All Southend very worthy runners-up.
Everyone who attended thoroughly enjoyed the experience of playing padel against other clubs in a team format and there was a great turn out of spectators to cheer the teams on and enjoy the summer sunshine and busy BBQ service provide by our host club.