Game4Padel | Thistle Padel Club


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About Craig

Craig is an Edinburgh native who is passionate about Padel and the physical and mental benefits it can have to people of all athletic backgrounds. He grew up playing tennis but is now a full Padel convert having first played in 2017.

In recent years Craig has taken the game more seriously. So much so that he spent the first half of 2023 in the Padel hotbed of Malaga to train as a player and coach. During his time in Spain Craig completed the Padel MBA CPC. He also discovered first hand how Padel can become a national obsession. Craig’s mission now is to bring a slice of Spanish Padel culture back to Scotland. Vamos!

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About Emma

Emma has played a number of different sports at a high level including Tennis during her younger years. In 2020, she started playing Padel and instantly fell in love with the sport, playing almost daily. Emma now plays in various competitions across the UK and plays for Thistle Padel women 1st team.

In 2022, Emma carried out an intensive 6 days of LTA Padel Coaching course at West of Scotland which equipped her with the skills to coach players of all levels. Since finishing the course Emma has been continuously coaching group lessons and one-to-ones. Emma is extremely passionate about sharing the joy of playing Padel to players of a all levels and abilities.

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About Ross

Ross has been playing Padel for 6 years and has quickly established himself as one of the top 3 players in Scotland. He is currently ranked top 20 in the British Padel rankings as well as the no1 ranked over 40s in Britain.

Ross is a very experienced tennis coach and player. For over 20 years, Ross has coached players of all abilities and ages. He has been a performance coach for Tennis Scotland, travelling to international tournaments with Scotland's top players, including Andy and Jamie Murray, and is currently the Head Coach at Colinton Lawn Tennis Club.

In 2022, he completed the Padel MBA coaching course and is now looking forward to sharing his love of Padel with others. With his experience of coaching and high standard of playing, Ross is able to coach at all levels, from people new to the sport to improvers and experienced players looking to compete regularly.

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  • Adult Padel Lesson Intermediate

    Do you know the basics and you can play a match with your friends but you would like to improve your tactics and technical skills? Then this lesson is for you.

    Book this session as a course with a 15% discount before each term or here on a weekly basis.
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    16 GBP
    Member’s price 14 GBP
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  • Americano Tournament Level 3/4

    Players are paired with a new teammate in each round. For players of intermediate level.
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    16 GBP
    Member’s price 14 GBP
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  • Sunday Social Padel

    Level: 3 - 7
    Every Sunday morning from 11am to 1pm, book in Social Padel and meet other padelistas to play some friendly matches! Social Padel is a great way to socialise and improve your game by sharing your experience of padel with others. This session is organised by the players and limited to 10 people to allow some rotation over the 2 hours. Cost is £8 per player.
    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    8 GBP
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  • U3A Padel 10am

    Exclusive to members of the University of the 3rd Age (U3A).
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    10 GBP
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  • U3A Padel 11.30am

    Exclusive to members of the University of the 3rd Age (U3A)
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    10 GBP
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About Game4Padel | Thistle Padel Club


Welcome to Thistle Padel Club!

Our 2 covered courts are opened all year round! They are open to all with special benefits for Game4Padel members. Membership starts from £5/month only! Floodlights are free and rackets available at the courts.

Weekdays (price per player)
8am to 10am: Members £2/ Non members £4.
10am to 5pm: Members £3/ Non members £5
5pm to 10pm: Members £5/ Non members £7

Weekend (price per player)
8am to 10am: Members £2/ Non members £4.
10am to 5pm: Members £5/ Non members £7
5pm to 10pm: Members £3/ Non members £5

On our web-based MATCHi page at you can:
- Read more and apply for a Game4Padel membership.

Court details

Artificial grass (2 pcs)

Hours of operation

8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Contact information
Recreation Ground, Katesmill Rd
EH14 1JF, Edinburgh