Padel Court Credit Image Abu Dhabi Country Club
Credit Image: Abu Dhabi Country Club


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Clueless about padel? Not to be confused with paddle-we tell you all!

We had to share the news because we have recently spotted padel signs by the courts in Abu Dhabi Country Club and it is quite the IT sport abroad right now.

Introduced in 1969 in Acapulco (Mexico) and widely spread across Spain and Argentina over the years, this sport is somewhere in between tennis and squash. Players practice this sport in doubles only, on a field smaller than a regular tennis court equipped with walls, fences or windows to allow the ball to bounce.

Separated by a tennis net, the two teams playing against each other use these walls that allow the ball to bounce in unexpected directions which spices up the game. No need to fear about the rules regarding scoring as they are the exact same as in tennis.

Credit Image: Abu Dhabi Country Club


What’s special about padel?

This game is quite popular and often played while people are on holiday as with four players on the field, the games are fun with a usually friendly atmosphere.

Excellent for fitness and keeping you in shape while working the whole body, it requires a bit of cardio obviously as the ball bounces on walls and windows but still less intensity than squash.

Where to practice padel in Abu Dhabi?

Abu Dhabi Country Club
Abu Dhabi Country Club is the first club in the city to have their own padel courts. They welcome members as well as non-members to come and play padel.

Want to know more about Padel? Please contact their Front Desk or our Padel Coach (details below) or call 02 657 7777
Mr. Raul Cuesta Santos  / Ms. Laura Dana
Mobile: 055-5022679     / +971 2 657 7703
Email: [email protected] sport-fac-rec/basketball- courts-and-jogging-track/


Emirates Palace 
Their Tennis Coach can navigate you around the rules and nuances of the sport in a one hour “Introduction to Padel” lesson. Padel courts are open from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm. Court time, padels and balls are free of charge to in-house guests and beach club members.For all enquiries, please contact them at [email protected] or call them at +971 2 690 8897. abudhabi/emirates-palace/ meetings/sports/padel/



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