Padel was founded in Mexico in 1969, but it is a new sport to South Africa, with the first court launched at Val de Vie Estate in Paarl in late 2019. There are currently 16 sites in South Africa where you can play, with a total of 38 courts. However, there are numerous courts currently under construction all around South Africa.
So where can you play the sport now?
Below is a list of the current courts in South Africa, with many currently in the pipeline, so keep an eye out on this website for news of more courts.
The current sites are as follows:
- Val de Vie Estate, Paarl - 1 court.
- Glen Beach, Cape Town - 1 court.
- Rotunda Hotel, Camps Bay, Cape Town - 5 courts.
- Century City, Canal Walk, Cape Town - 2 courts
- Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape - 1 court.
- Johannesburg Country Club, Auckland Park, Joburg - 3 courts.
- Clearwater, Roodepoort, Joburg - 2 courts.
- German Country Club, Sandton, Joburg - 4 courts.
- Velocity Gym - Hilton, Kwazulu Natal - 1 court.
- Lourensford Wine Estate, Cape Town - 2 courts.
- V&A Waterfront, Cape Town - 4 courts.
- Camps Bay Retreat, Cape Town - 1 court.
- Huddle Park, Joburg - 4 courts.
- Pirates Sports Club, Greenside, Joburg - 4 courts.
- Sugar Village, Umhlali, Durban - 2 courts.
- Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town - 1 court.
- Gayle Padel Club, Raswlouw Pretoria - 1 court.
Sites coming soon:
- Constantia, Cape Town.
- Franschhoek, Cape Town.
- Sandton, Joburg.
- Ruimsig, Joburg.
- Rivonia, Joburg.
- Benoni, Joburg.
- Claremont, Cape Town.
- Stellenbosch, Boland.
So get out there and give the sport a try, we promise you won't be disappointed.