Redhill Lawn Tennis Club – Padel Court & New Mini Court
This project follows an application for the erection of a padel court with floodlighting and a new mini court without floodlighting at Redhill Lawn Tennis Club. This application follows on from previous planning permissions to add new floodlights to courts 4, 5 & 6 in 2018. WS Planning & Architecture provided both planning and architectural services for this exciting project. Redhill Lawn Tennis Club was formed in 1879, one of the first established tennis Clubs in the world. The site consists of various buildings and 8 open air tennis courts.
WS Planning & Architecture worked alongside the Council to ensure a positive outcome for this proposal was achieved. The proposal would enable increased recreational/sporting use of the site with the padel court having a multifunctional use, as well as benefitting the Council’s health and wellbeing agenda. WS Planning & Architecture liaised with the Council throughout the application that was subsequently approved with conditions at local level. WS Planning & Architecture were delighted with the outcome of this proposal the first padel court to obtain planning permission in the borough.
Padel is the fasted growing racquet sport in the world that is easy to play, making it a perfect introduction to racquet sports. The sport is mainly a doubles game with the same scoring as tennis. Due to the unique nature of this proposal, the council had uncertainties about its impact on the surrounding area regarding noise. However, with supporting noise surveys and communication with the Council permission has now been granted.
Please refer to the Times article in the image gallery for an insight into this growing sport.