Former Prime Minister, Theresa May, was part of the festivities in Sonning as Padelstars opened it's first Padel court in the town.

A popular high-octane activity dating back to the 1960s in Mexico, more than 25 million people play padel around the world, making it one of the fastest-growing sports around the globe.

Similar to tennis, the main difference is that the court has walls and the balls can be played off them in a similar way as in squash.

On 20 April, at the Berkshire County Sports Club in Sonning, the opening of the court was part of the festivities for the official launch of its new 3G pitch, which was opened by former Prime Minister Teresa May.

The Padel court is open from 7am - 10pm every day, with Padelstars offering free 'Intro to Padel' sessions on Tuesdays 11am -Midday, Wednesdays 9.30am - 10.30am Thursdays 11am - Midday and Fridays 11.30am - 12.30pm.

Padelstars are also opening a new facility in Bracknell later in the summer with three covered courts and one uncovered court, set to be located at Golfplex.

Padelstars can also currently be found in Southampton, Bournemouth, St Albans and Chigwell.