Meet your Padel Coach, Craig Mcbride

Craig McBride Scottish Padel Coach

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GetInPadel Coach, accredited by PadelMBA


Craig is an Edinburgh native who has been playing padel since Hatton Sports Club installed one of the first courts in Scotland in 2016.

Last year Craig joined the first LTA padel coaching course to be held in Scotland, which opened his eyes to the potential for growth in this great sport. This inspired him to take the game more seriously and he subsequently spent the first half of 2023 in Spain, where padel is a national obsession.

While in Spain, Craig spent his time in Malaga, a particular padel hotbed, learning all about Spanish padel culture and coaching. He also had the chance to train and play with some high-level players and completed the Certified Padel Coach course through PadelMBA. Now he is back home and looking to serve a slice of what he found to Scotland. Group and individual coaching is now available at Hatton, David Lloyd Edinburgh Shawfair and Game4Padel at Thistle Padel, Colinton and Edinburgh Park.

Craig can offer classes to players of all levels and athletic backgrounds. As padel is a game that is accessible and open to all with a strong emphasis on social interaction, he is particularly keen to introduce those who are brand new to the sport or even to sport in general.

In August '23 Craig led the organization of the 6th annual Padethon charity event at Hatton Sports Club, introducing dozens of new players to padel while raising over £6,000 for Alzheimer's Scotland.

Here are some of the things that Craig can offer you as your coach:

  • Expert knowledge of padel: Craig has been playing padel for many years and has a strong understanding of the game. He can teach you the basics of padel, as well as more advanced techniques.
  • Personalised coaching: Craig will work with you to develop your individual skills and game plan. He will help you to identify your strengths and weaknesses and will provide you with the tools you need to improve.
  • Fun and engaging coaching: Craig is a great communicator and he makes learning padel fun. He will keep you motivated and engaged throughout your coaching sessions.

As well as offering coaching Craig can also organise padel events and tournaments. The highlight of the year always being the annual charity Padel Marathon - Padethon - held at Hatton and raising thousands of pounds for a great cause every year.

For more information about coaching, events or anything else padel related you can reach Craig by telephone or email:

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