Play padel all year round! at Thistle Padel

Back to Padel!

Following the announcement by the Scottish Government today, we are pleased to let you know that we will be reopening from Friday 29th May!

Please read all the information below about guidelines, new temporary promotional court rate, buying/hiring padel rackets before your first booking and how to play padel 1 vs 1.

Return to Restricted Play

Thistle Padel has followed LTA, Tennis Scotland and Scottish Government guidance to implement venue appropriate measures.

  • Maximum 2 players per court (unless doubles pair are both from the same household)
  • Only handle your own racket and personal (marked) padel balls
  • No coaching permitted (unless the coach is part of household group)
  • Avoid changing ends
  • Start your booking 5 minutes after the booking time to reduce contact with other players
  • Exit the courts and club 5 minutes before your booking finishes and before the next players arrive - do not stay to socialise
  • Maintain social distancing rules (2m) at all times
  • Follow public health guidelines for hygiene
  • Do not play if you are self-isolating 

Read full guidelines

Temporary court rate

Thistle Padel will operate with only one court (Court 2) until it is considered safe to open both.

Temporary court rate
Game4Padel members: £10/hour
Non members: £14/hour

Book a court

Buy or Rent a Padel Racket

In order to adhere to the guidelines above, we would encourage players to buy their own rackets or rent a pre-used racket at £10 for 2 months (offer applies to Game4Padel members only). All pre-used rackets available on loan have been thoroughly cleaned, sanitised and re-gripped.

You can rent or buy rackets and balls on the Game4Padel club shop.


Collect your order:

Thistle Padel | Monday 1st June | 5pm to 7pm
Barnton Park | Tuesday 2nd June | 5pm to 7pm

We will also sell rackets and balls on site on those dates.

Join Game4Padel!

and start enjoying your member's benefits today for only £5/month!

All member's benefits can be enjoyed at all Game4Padel venues in the UK. 

They include:

  • Court booking discount - Save £2/hour everytime you play!
  • Priority booking - Book your court in advance!
  • Discount on clothing, equipment, rackets.
  • Discount on group and private lessons.
  • Reduced rate on tournaments and events
  • Eligibilty to enter Game4Padel interclub team leagues and club's box leagues.

Book in 3 quick steps...

1. Check availability

View the online booking sheet to find your preferred time and court.

2. Choose a session

Select your preferred available time and book. You can pay online with most major credit cards. Register online the first time you book.

3. Confirmation

We'll send you confirmation of your booking. You'll receive a pin number to access the venue. It's easy!

How to find us

Paties Road Recreation Ground Katesmill Road EDINBURGH EH14 1JF


Thistle Padel

Paties Road Recreation Ground
Katesmill Road
EH14 1JF

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