A racket leans against a net with two green tennis balls next to it.

All Star Tennis looks to expand with padel courts in Wandsworth

All Star Tennis is looking to expand its offering with two padel courts in King George’s Park, a park spanning Wandsworth and Southfields.

The organisation has submitted a planning application which, if successful, will see two padel courts built in the park and additional lighting provided for two existing tennis courts.

All Star Tennis currently operates 28 tennis courts across six locations in Wandsworth and hopes to give residents more racket sport options.

Co-founder, Ben White said: “The people that play it just can’t get enough of it.”

A man prepares to hit a ball with his racket.

White said that padel is a more accessible version of tennis and allowed people of varying abilities to play together.

He added: “Just like badminton, you can play with people that are at a different level.”

As part of the planning application, a survey was used to highlight an increase in demand for the sport.

There were over 1,362 replies with 94% of people who responded saying they would like the opportunity to play.

A council spokesperson for Wandsworth said: “We have recently carried out public consultation into this application and all the views received will be taken into account when the decision is due to be made.”

The public forum for comments closed at the beginning of June, with All Star Tennis now waiting to hear from the council on next steps.

White said plans for the project have been two years in the making, and All Star Tennis will look to invest further if the courts prove popular.

For more information about the All Star Tennis’ padel application visit the website here.

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