A new padel tennis court could be installed at a country park.

Tingdene Holiday Parks Ltd is considering installing a padel tennis court at Caldecott Hall Country Park - with views from the community being sought.

The park operator has called on locals to give their feedback over "the exciting possibility" of introducing the innovative sport to Caldecott Hall Country Park at Fritton in between Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft.

Set in the Norfolk countryside, in a stunning 400 acre estate, with a range of facilities on offer that are all open to the public - the company introduced numerous new innovations last year.

And as they seek views on a potentially "exciting" new facility for the local area, Greg Doggett, Tingdene operations manager, said: "At Caldecott Hall Country Park, we are always looking at ways to innovate and improve.

"As part of this ethos, and in the past year alone, we have introduced new facilities to the park such as disc golf, foot golf and rugby golf and a golf academy.

Padel is a rapidly growing sport. Picture: Manuel Pappacena via UnsplashPadel is a rapidly growing sport. Picture: Manuel Pappacena via Unsplash (Image: Manuel Pappacena via Unsplash)

"Looking ahead to the future, we wanted to gauge the thoughts of our local community with regards to exploring the exciting possibility of a padel tennis court at Caldecott Hall Country Park."

Padel is an innovative form of tennis that is fun, easy to play and learn and sociable.

Described as a blend between tennis and squash, it is growing in popularity in the UK.

It is played mainly in a doubles format on an enclosed court - about a third of the size of a tennis court - and can be played in groups of mixed ages and abilities. 

Players use solid, perforated paddles, similar to those used in beach tennis.

To let Tingdene know what you think of padel tennis at Caldecott Hall Country Park and to register your interest, visit its website - www.tingdenelifestyleparks.co.uk/blog/padel-tennis-caldecott-hall-country-park