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padel tennis experience at Vakkaru Maldives

07 August, 2022

Timeless sanctuary Vakkaru Maldives is thrilled to announce the launch of their brand-new padel tennis court. Located in the heart of the island and surrounded by lush tropical greenery, the new court is ideal for those looking for a fun, sociable sport or fitness enthusiasts who need a serious workout.

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.”

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 pressurised; serving is underarm, and the court walls are also used in the game. Padel tennis enthusiasts include tennis stars Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova, and top footballers Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and Lionel Messi.

The new padel tennis court is open daily from 7.00am to 10.00pm. It 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 fun sport a try can participate in the ‘Introduction to Padel Tennis’ session every Wednesday, guided by our recreation team.

Other additions and enhancement to the resort facilities include a newly opened yoga pavilion at Vakku Beach which accommodates up to 16 people, as well as an extension of the overwater gym with a larger indoor area and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the lagoon which will be launched this month.

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About Vakkaru Maldives:
Located in Baa Atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve renowned for its spectacular sea life, Vakkaru Maldives is a timeless sanctuary recently named the Indian Ocean’s Leading Resort in the World Travel Awards. An awe-inspiring 30-minute seaplane ride from Velana International Airport takes you to this secluded reef island, shaded by coconut palms and blessed with calming ocean views and powder-soft white-sand beaches. Here 113 beautifully appointed Over Water and Beach Villas are elegantly designed to respect their surroundings, while exceptional dining experiences and amenities await. Among our industry-leading offerings is overwater Merana Spa, complete with an Ayurveda practice and a regular host to residencies by the world's most inspiring wellness practitioners. Children and teens are generously catered for in the Parrotfish Club and Coconut Club respectively, while guests of all ages can play against world-famous pros through a best-in-class coaching partnership with Tipsarevic Luxury Tennis. Threading all those services and facilities together, our unique hospitality concept Vakkare places a sincere, proactive commitment to care at the core of all we do.

Stay a minimum of six nights at Vakkaru during Oliver Steeds’ residency. Prices start from US$1,185++ per night in an Overwater Villa, inclusive of breakfast and dinner, plus complimentary stay and meals for up to two children under 12 years old. For more information visit www.vakkarumaldives.com.

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