Padel at STC

now open!

We are very excited to announce that Skipton Tennis Centre is home to the FIRST Padel Court in Craven! 

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The new Padel court is now open for booking from members and non-members!


Our mission is to provide fun and inclusive environment as well as a great social experience that helps people get active and healthy. Being creative and innovative is embedded in our ethos and we can’t wait to share all our ideas with you.

The Padel Zone is our largest investment in the facility since we opened our doors and we can’t wait for everyone to start enjoying the option of playing Padel at STC.

The new court is located on the grass area adjacent to court 4 and 5, it is also floodlit.

How to Book:

  • Our booking system will allow you to book either as a member or non-member. Click on ‘Book a court’ tab from the menu above
  • Payment for court hire is made by credit/debit card at the time of booking
  • Equipment hire is included in the cost, all we ask is that you wear flat soled trainers as you would on a Tennis court
  • A refund will be given if cancelled 24hrs before


  • STC Members
    £2.50pp / £10 per hour if less than 4 players 

  • Non STC Members
    £6.25pp / £25 per hour if less than 4 players
  • STC Member with a non-member guest
    £6 Guest fee

Introduction to Padel Course

Intro to Padel Coaching

Starts wc. 20 June 2022
£ 30 for 4 lessons
  • Tuesday | 18:00 - 19:00
  • Wednesday | 10:45 - 11:45
  • Thursday | 10:45 - 11:45
  • Saturday | 10:15 - 11:15

Padel Progression Course

Padel Progression Coaching

Starts wc. 20 June 2022
£ 30 for 4 lessons
  • Thursday | 18:00 - 19:00
  • Saturday | 11:15 - 12:15

What is Padel?

Padel is largely considered the fastest growing sport in the world.

Padel is typically played in a doubles format, on a court that is enclosed and is 25% smaller than a Tennis court. It is incredibly easy to play, very social and can be as active as you want to make it.

Scoring is exactly the same as Tennis and the balls typically have slightly less compression. The entry level is typically much easier than Tennis, therefore it can appeal to people who have never played Tennis or who want to complement their Tennis with another FUN racket sport. It is brilliant for all ages and great for family and friends to play socially.

Rules of Padel:

If you would like more information, please contact the club: