To all Padel Clubs in Ireland,
After these tough weeks, we want to make our clubs available for everyone's use and enjoyment, but with certain restrictions and new rules that will be applied to ensure all users the greatest security when using the facilities. We greatly appreciate all your effort and your generous understanding.
For phase 1 of our reopening, management will allow doubles play for members of the same household. Otherwise, play is restricted to singles only with strict adherence to government and Club guidelines.
The sports discipline of PADEL does not provide physical contact, for this reason it is better than other disciplines for a gradual resumption of activity, providing limitations and precautions that eliminate the danger of transmission of the virus.
The Clubs are opening to members (and gradually to other users). All players must be registered on the Club database system before playing.
There are some basic rules here below and an explanatory video which has been produced for clubs to see play in a graphical way: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WnLRUsPBCE
Club players must abide by the following regulations:
1- Players must arrive between 10 - 15 min. before their booking / reservation.
2- Players will have access to the designated area of the Club, always respecting the distance marks and indicative signs available. Please, be patient. It is for the common good.
3- The changing rooms will not be available until further notice.
4- The toilets will not be available to the general public, being limited to staff only and respecting hygiene procedures.
5- Payment must be made by exact amount or by credit card.
6- Common areas should not be occupied without prior consent.
7- After payment or registration, the player must go directly to the gaming area, avoiding being in contact with other users. Social distance of 2 m.
8- The rental of racquets will not be available at the club for the time being, although the club is committed to giving new users the possibility to buy a new racket with discounts of between 25% and 40% depending on the padel model.
9- Hand sanitisers will be available in the club. However, we would advise players to bring their own.
-We recommend to bring a small towel with you and also wear a wristband during the game.
-Players must bring or purchase their own balls marked with colours, initials or names.
-Avoid unnecessary contact with padel court glass panels and enclosures.
Please find link to video on specifications on how to proceed during the game:
-Padel Federation Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WnLRUsPBCE
-FIP Protocol (International Padel Federation) www.padelfip.com/2020/04/27/ipfs-protection-protocol-statement/
-FEPA Protocol (European Federation) www.padel-europe.com/fepa
-Sport Ireland www.sportireland.ie/
-Ireland's Health Services www.hse.ie
FULL PROTOCOL FOR CLUBS
Please click here to download: PFI Clubs Protocol (Please see update)
Please click here to download the Bushy Park protocol: Bushy Park Club Protocol
STAY SAFE !! WE WILL PREVAIL !!