We are delighted to announce that Southend-on-Sea Borough Council have approved plans for our new 4-court padel centre to be located at the well-known Garon Park home to the Southend Leisure and Tennis Centre.
The plans were formally given the green light at the Council’s planning committee in April and the decision marks several months of hard work by our design and planning team. A huge thank you to all our consultants who contributed to the planning application and a special mention to our planning agent Kate Jennings and her team at Whirledge & Nott who have been incredible throughout the process.
Our application received the full support of the sport’s national governing body. Upon hearing the news Tom Murray, Head of Padel at the LTA remarked;
“We’re very pleased to see that the fantastic new Padel4all padel courts in Southend have been given approval to be built. One of the LTA’s key strategies is to find new ways to grow participation and padel is an exciting and innovative format of tennis that’s fun, flexible and easy to play – so we hope these brilliant new facilities will encourage people in the local community to give it a try. There is an exciting future for padel and we are working with companies like Padel4all to grow it as a complementary form of tennis that benefits our sport as a whole.”
Construction works are set to start in the coming weeks with the new centre expected to be open by the end of the summer.