Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel is delighted to announce a thrilling addition to our picturesque hotel grounds – brand-new Padel courts. Nestled in the charming suburb of Killiney, our family-run castle hotel has further enriched its leisure offerings with the introduction of these state-of-the-art courts, combining the best of tennis and squash for a unique sporting experience.
Padel, the rapidly growing sport that has taken the world by storm, captured the hearts of players of all ages and skill levels. Its unique features, including glass walls, shorter court dimensions, and solid walls as part of the game, set it apart as a dynamic and accessible sport. At Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, we were thrilled to embrace this exciting addition, bringing a fresh and fun dimension to our offerings.
Mark Scott-Lennon, Director at Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, expressed his enthusiasm for the new amenity, saying, "This exciting addition enhances the experience for both our guests and the local community. Our investment in these state-of-the-art Padel courts underscores our commitment to providing unique experiences at Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel." Joseph Scott-Lennon, Manager at Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, believed that Padel would be a fantastic addition to the leisure options available at our hotel, creating opportunities for friendly matches, family bonding, and a great way to stay active while enjoying our beautiful surroundings. Padel's widespread popularity had seen renowned athletes like Rafael Nadal and celebrities like Cristiano Ronaldo embrace the sport. It offers an ideal blend of physical activity, competition, and social interaction that keeps both newcomers and seasoned players coming back for more.
The grand inauguration of Padel at Fitzpatrick's took place on Saturday, October 7th. It was nothing short of a spectacular affair, filled with fun and energy that permeated the air. The event was graced by the presence of notable individuals, including our very own owner, Eithne Fitzpatrick Scott-Lennon, Hotel manager Joseph Scott-Lennon, General Manager Mark Scott-Lennon, Minister of State at the Dept of Finance, Jennifer Carroll MacNeill, and President of the Padel Federation of Ireland, Naomi Nicholl. Their attendance added a touch of prestige to the occasion, signifying the importance and potential of Padel at Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel.
The day began with a burst of excitement as we kicked off our FREE Padel Clinics, followed by an exhilarating Exhibition Match that featured four elite players showcasing their Padel prowess. Throughout the day, participants and spectators had the opportunity to win spectacular spot prizes, adding an element of surprise and delight to the event. The Padel At Fitzpatrick’s launch event was a resounding success, and it couldn't have been possible without the support and enthusiasm of all who attended. We are excited to continue this Padel journey with our guests and the local community, making it a sport that brings us all together.