Padel tennis is the latest fitness trend in the city and one of the fastest growing sports across the world. A cross between squash and tennis, a padel court has walls so shots can be played off them like squash, with scoring the same as normal tennis. The courts are about 25% smaller than tennis courts, and the game is typically played in doubles.
Fun facts you should know about Padel:
- Padel balls are smaller than Tennis balls
- Padel rules are similar to Tennis, but you serve underarm
- You can run out of the court and play it back in
- The rackets don’t have strings, but are solid with holes
Want to try Padel but unsure where to start? Here’s our list of nine fully equipped Padel courts all over the city - perfect for beginners or experienced players.
1 - ISD, Dubai Sports City
Inspiratus Sports District, in the heart of Dubai Sports City, offers six indoor courts or three outdoor courts for Padel. Perfect for tournaments, there’s seating for 530 surrounding the main court.
For more information: isddubai.com
2 - RRA (Real Racquet Academy), Emirates Golf Club
Holding the Padel racquet correctly is the first step to enjoying a good game, and if you’re not sure if you’ve got the right grip the experts at the RRA (Real Racquet Academy) are on hand to show you how.
For more information: rrapadel.com
3 - Matcha, Al Quoz
This boutique club and community is perfect for those wanting to unwind, reset and have fun - Padel is a social sport! This sport is played in doubles, so round up the team for an enjoyable game ahead.
For more information: matcha-club.ae
4 - Padelae, Al Quoz
Padelae in Al Quoz is one of the largest indoor Padel clubs in Dubai, with four branches across the UAE. The top-notch facilities and equipment are some of the key reasons Padel fans return. There is also a dedicated ladies Padel club, open all year round.
For more information: Padelae
5 - Central Padel, Al Quoz
This fast and fun sport can be played on one of the seven courts at Central Padel in Al Quoz. Need some help getting started? No problem - book one of the energetic coaches for all ages and abilities.
For more information: Central Padel
6 - WPA, Al Quoz
WPA offers state of the art courts for Padel coaching, tournaments and Padel academy. Stay active and sign up to the academy, there are specific programmes depending on the age of the player, their experience and their Padel objectives.
For more information: wpa.ae
7 - Padel Kingdom, Al Quoz
Padel Kingdom in Al Quoz serves up a treat, with a jam-packed schedule of ladies classes, junior Padel academy and a men's tournament - this club has it all. As it’s a game of doubles, there is no need to find three others to play.
For more information: thepadelkingdom.com
8 - Padel Point, Al Quoz
Padel with air conditioning? Head on down to Padel Point with the family for a friendly game in one of the many courts. After, swing by the Padel Bar and treat yourself to a natural fruit shake, protein shake or the delicious acai bowls.
For more information: padelpointae.com
9 - Padel Pro, One Central
Are you looking to perfect your Padel? Padel Pro offers private 1-to-1 sessions for two or more people. Impress your friends at your next Padel session showing off your new skills.
For more information: padelpro.ae