PADEL players in Ayrshire are being invited to put their name forward to represent Scotland in a Home Nations tournament in the new year.

Members of the West of Scotland Padel Club are being asked to consider taking part in trials to represent Scotland in the seniors tournament in Bristol.

Trials will be held on the weekend of January 13 and 14 in six categories - for gents, the age groups are over 50, over 55 and over 60, and for ladies the categories are over 45, over 50 and over 55.

The Four Nations International takes place in Bristol on March 9 and 10.

Members of the club, which is based in Stevenston, can get involved in the trials by phoning John Byrne on 07974 654 597.

The racket sport is similar to tennis and uses shorter, stubbier racquets, with the ball staying in play for longer thanks to each court's toughened glass walls.

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It utilises the same points scoring system as tennis, and is underarm serve only.

The club has members across Ayrshire, including players from Largs, Ayr, Stewarton and Irvine.

The club, based at Stevenston Industrial Estate, was launched in 2017 by local business entrepreneur David McCulloch as the first of its kind in the west of Scotland

Padel is already popular in Spain and South America and has a fast growing profile in the UK.

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