Disciplines : Groundworks, siteworks, court surfaces and services

The Brief

Padel Scotland are developing padel venues in the UK and needed an experienced sports contractor to deliver a high quality venue. Padel is a fast growing sport in Europe and often sits alongside tennis and squash venues. DOE Sport North were known to Padel Scotland through their extensive specialist tennis experience and their previous involvement in the expansion of padel at Edinburgh Sports Club.

Build up and delivery

DOE Sport North worked in partnership with specialist padel contractor, Padel Tech UK, to construct two bespoke padel courts adjacent to Thistle Tennis Club in Edinburgh. DOE took responsibility for site works, groundworks and servicing to provide a finished base for the erection of the glass and steel structure. This included construction of a temporary access and reinstatement on completion.

The site continued to operate as a multi sport venue throughout the construction period and DOE coordinated all site works with existing users to maintain safe access.

Padel – the fastest growing sport in the world.

Specialist Court Construction for Padel Scotland

Padel Scotland

The Results

Thistle Padel Club has now operated for a year and the feedback from the client and players has been excellent. The courts receive regular maintenance to ensure that they perform well all year round. DOE are able to offer a specialist padel service throughout the UK and can offer budget costs and specification advice to any venue considering adding this exciting sport.

Padel Scotland

We are delighted with the quality of court construction at Thistle Padel. We chose the DOE Sport North and Padel Tech combination of contractors to provide specialists in both sports surfacing and padel courts. The courts have been playable throughout the year in all weathers. We have had many comments from players who tell us they are the best padel courts they have ever used”

Adidas Thistle Padel Club