Draw made for first Padel Tennis Scottish Cup
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The draw has been made for the first ever Padel Tennis Scottish Cup, which is due to take place over the next two months.
17 teams have entered the inaugural event, which culminates in showpiece finals at the new David Lloyd Shawfair in Edinburgh on Sunday, 26 November.
The new men’s and women’s events have been created by Tennis Scotland in its role as governing body for the fast-growing racket sport.
The format will see two doubles pairs each playing two matches, with a tie-break shootout featuring one player from each pair to decide the match if required.
Men’s first round
David Lloyd Shawfair v Barnton Park Padel Club
Edinburgh Sports Club v Thistle
Hatton v Craigmillar Park
Edinburgh Park v David Lloyd Shawfair or Barnton Park Padel Club
Hatton or Craigmillar Park v West of Scotland Padel
Aberdeen Tennis Centre or Strikers Padel
Edinburgh Sports Club or Thistle v Bridge of Allan
David Lloyd Shawfair v Edinburgh Sports Club
Hatton v Thistle
Bridge of Allan v David Lloyd Shawfair or Edinburgh Sports Club
Hatton or Thistle v West of Scotland Padel
What is Padel Tennis?
Padel Tennis, which originated in Mexico in 1969, is a form of tennis that is easy to play, fun and extremely sociable.
It is played mainly in a doubles format on an enclosed court about a third of the size of a tennis court and can be played in groups of mixed ages and abilities, as it is not power dominant.
The rules are broadly the same as tennis, although you serve underhand and the walls are used as part of the game with the ball allowed to bounce off them.
The sport’s popularity is soaring, with an estimated 18 million active players worldwide.