10 places to play padel tennis in Abu Dhabi

Book a slot to try your hand at the game before the Modon Abu Dhabi Padel Master Tournament 2023.

Padel tennis has quickly found itself as one of the most popular sports in the country, which is probably why the capital is hosting the world’s first-ever padel master tournament.

From 21 to 26 February, Modon Abu Dhabi Padel Master Tournament 2023 will welcome 128 top-ranked padel players from around the world. And while they’re getting ready to smash it in court, there are plenty of places around Abu Dhabi where you can practice your swing too.


Al Forsan International Sports Resort


One of our favourites, Al Forsan International Sports Resort offers a variety of amenities for sports enthusiasts, including an indoor padel court. Book a slot today to try your hand at the game. For information, visit alforsan.com


The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal


The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal offers five world-class padel courts available for you to book. After the game, you can grab an energising meal from the hotel’s sports café, Dolce. Private lessons are also available on site. For information, visit ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/uae/abu-dhabi


Beach Rotana


Located adjacent to Abu Dhabi Mall, Beach Rotana also offers a wide range of recreational activities. The padel court on the rooftop terrace is the perfect place to relax with colleagues after work. For reservations, call 02 697 9000


Etizan Fitness


Serving as a premium wellbeing facility, Etizan Fitness has several courts for you to practice your serve. Available for you to rent, choose between an indoor or outdoor padel court. Rental equipment is also available on site. And girls, there’s a private ladies’ court just for you. For more information visit etizanfitness.ae


Abu Dhabi Cricket & Sports Hub


Abu Dhabi Cricket & Sports Hub offers a lot more than just cricket. Choose from a variety of padel courts, including indoor and outdoor rooftop where you can practice your swing. For more information visit abudhabicricket.ae


Yas Acres Golf & Country Club


Head to Viya Golf at Yas Acres Golf & Country Club to hone your padel tennis skills. Book one of their padel courts for a quick game with a friend or sign up for lessons. Viya Golf also offers a free 30-minute practise session before you make a long-term commitment. The venue hosts weekly Social Nights where you make new friends and play with others at the same level of the game. For information, visit viyagolf.com


Zayed Sports City


Book a padel court for you and your friends at Abu Dhabi’s sports haven, Zayed Sports City. You can also sign up for lessons offered by some of the best padel coaches in the region. For information, visit zsc.ae


ACTIVE Al Maryah Island


ACTIVE Sports Pavillion at ACTIVE Al Maryah Island has four indoor padel courts for you to book. Ladies, you get access to not one, but two women’s only indoor padel courts as well. Three outdoor padel courts are also available to book if you wish to play in fresh air. Padel lessons are also up for grabs. For information, visit activealmaryah.ae


321 Sports


Make your way to 321 Sports to escape the city and enjoy a variety of sports and entertainment options. Book a padel tennis session and surround yourself in the beauty of Al Hudayriyat Island. For more information visit hudayriyatisland.ae


Let’s Padel Academy


Another place in the capital to practice your serve is the outdoor padel court at Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana. The hotel’s Let us Padel Academy allows you to book a session and sign up for lessons. Padel equipment is also available on site to purchase. For information, visit playtomic.io


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