- 9 Jul 2018 8:12 AM
- Budapest Business Journal
The Premier Padel Club (PPC) opened its doors in June in the M.E.S.E. sports center at Vadaskerti u. 1-3, with three courts purpose built by Spanish firm PadelGalis.
The facility was opened by Krisztián Kulcsár, president of the Hungarian Olympic Committee, with the first guests including a string of Hungarian celebrities, such as actress Szonja Oroszlán and motorcycle racer Gábor Talmácsi.
Péter Kerekes, the padel club’s director, was optimistic about the sport gaining a foothold in the country.
“Padel’s popularity is on the rise worldwide, with almost 15 million players globally. We hope that it will become a well-liked sport in Hungary as well,” he said.
PPC also offers training with Diego Huber González, a first-class padel player, champion of the Canary Islands, and certified trainer of the Argentinian Padel Association. The sport, invented in 1969 in Mexico, is played in pairs, on a 10 x 20-meter “mini tennis court” which is surrounded by glass walls and fences.
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