A new frontier for paddle tennis and an exciting chapter in the game New Zealand. Paddle New ZealandThe New Zealand Federation, dedicated to our sport, has announced the opening of the first court ever built in the country: the event took place Saturday 28 October Inside Riverside Sports Club Inside Auckland, more than hundred people celebrated the event. actress Lucy Lawless The unforgettable protagonist of the “China – Warrior Princess” series played the first game with a ribbon cutting ceremony on the new court during the official opening. An appointment that crowned three years of work and marked a first step Ambitious plan For players in New Zealand and around the world.
Padel New Zealand’s plans include building other sports stadiums in the country. Among the most immediate objectives is the opening Second installation Inside Remuera Racquet ClubAlso in Auckland, planned for November, is the opening of a third court Albany Tennis Center, beginning in 2024, new tracks, at least five, will be built within existing sports facilities within a year. The hope is to follow in Australia’s footsteps as a model in this journey. Patel arrived here in 2016 and is now expanding strongly: there are currently 40 active courts, but the “Aussie” federation hopes to have 100 by the end of 2025 and 200 in 2026.
Once the site is ready, Pedal New Zealand will organize it National competitions and support the International Rowing Federation in organization International competitions.
“We are delighted to have the first padel court here in New Zealand, with many more to follow in the coming months” said Victoria MarkulaPadel is the president of New Zealand. “This is a real achievement, a milestone, but we will continue to be dedicated to the growth and promotion of this sport across the country and we want all New Zealanders to enjoy and play this extraordinary game.”
“I learned about paddle tennis in Spain 4 years ago and started practicing it at Riverside”, Added Neville BeckDirector of Tennis and Club Development at Riverside Sports. “We are now the first club in New Zealand to promote it and we are excited to start this new journey.”