Rocket Padel to serve up at Battersea Power Station

21st March 2024 | Jack Oliver

Rocket Padel is set to open London’s first riverside indoor padel courts at Battersea Power Station.

It marks a return to the scheme for the operator, after hosting a successful padel court pop-up at The Battersea Games in 2023.

The courts will be in place for five years and be located to the east of the Grade II-listed landmark, alongside an immersive exhibition space.

Padel is a highly popular, emerging sport which incorporates aspects of tennis, badminton and squash and is played with small racquets without strings.

Stockholm-based Rocket Padel will offer community-focused programmes with local youth organisations, charities, and schools, benefitting from free taster sessions at the padel courts.

Landscaped public realm will sit alongside the padel courts, adding to the green spaces already available at the riverside neighbourhood, including the six-acre Power Station Park.

Sam Cotton, head of asset management at Battersea Power Station Development Company, said: “We are always looking for new ways to activate parts of the riverside neighbourhood as we deliver the Battersea Power Station masterplan and are excited to be working with the Rocket Padel team again to open the first riverside Padel courts in Central London. Rocket Padel are leaders in their field, and we couldn’t think of better partners to bring a vibrant new sports offering to the eastern part of the development, which will offer significant community benefits including job creation and free taster sessions for local organisations and school children.” 

Sebastian Gordon, founder of Rocket Padel, added: “We are thrilled to partner with Battersea Power Station to open the first riverside indoor Padel courts in Central London. To be able to offer Padel at such an iconic location will not only serve as a benefit for local residents, Londoners, and tourists, but it will also help fuel the sport on a global scene. Rocket Padel operates Padel as a fusion between sports and lifestyle, and this venue will serve as a flagship delivering a unique player and visiting experience.”


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