Vakkaru Maldives Unveils New Padel Tennis Court

Vakkaru Maldives has announced the launch of their brand-new padel tennis court, located in the heart of the island, surrounded by tropical greenery.

As per the resort, the new court is ideal for those looking for a fun, sociable sport or fitness enthusiasts who need a serious workout and will be open daily from 07:00 am to 10:00 pm.

Padel tennis is a cross between tennis and squash. It is played on a semi enclosed court about 25% smaller than the size of a tennis court. The rules are similar to tennis; however, players use tennis balls that are slightly less pressurized, serving is underarm, and the court walls are also used in the game.

Iain McCormack, General Manager, Vakkaru Maldives, said, “We are thrilled to be one of the few resorts in the Maldives and the first one in Baa Atoll to bring the fastest growing racket sport in the world to complement our island’s offerings. The addition of the new padel tennis court to Vakkaru’s comprehensive sports facilities – tennis, beach volleyball and football – further underlines our resort as a destination for families and sports enthusiasts.”

Well-known Padel tennis enthusiasts include tennis stars Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova, and top footballers Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and Lionel Messi.

The resort stated that the court is complimentary for inhouse guests with advance reservations. Amenities provided include rackets, balls, towels and water. Little guests and teens who want to give this sport a try can participate in the ‘Introduction to Padel Tennis’ session every Wednesday, guided by the resort’s recreation team.

Vakkaru Maldives also newly opened yoga pavilion at Vakku Beach which accommodates up to 16 people, and is gearing up to unveil an extension of the overwater gym with a larger indoor area and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the lagoon later this month.

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