Playing padel in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Padel, a sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and squash, is quickly gaining popularity globally. Its compact court, low walls, and fast-paced gameplay make it a unique and exciting experience for players of all skill levels. In this article, we’ll dive into the world of padel and explore what makes it such a thrilling sport.

Please note that these are answers and recommendations from community members and their personal experiences. Answers can be slightly edited for clarity.

The basics of padel

Padel is played with two players on a court that measures 20×10 meters, using a low net of 1.07 meters. The walls of the court are made of glass or transparent materials and stand 1.5 meters tall, providing players with an extra dimension to the sport. The rules of padel are similar to tennis but with a few important differences, such as the “let” and “no-let” rules. These rules, along with the smaller court size and lower walls, create a fast-paced and challenging game that requires speed, agility, and endurance.

You can rent padél rackets at Dreamfit Pádel El Muelle.
Sonia | 16-01-2023

Strategic and tactical gameplay

One of the key features of padel is the use of walls in the game. The walls provide an extra dimension to the sport, allowing for shots that would be impossible in tennis. Players can use the walls to their advantage by hitting angled shots and playing off the rebound. This makes padel a much more strategic and tactical sport than tennis. Players must be able to quickly cover the court and hit shots with power and accuracy, making for an intense and physically demanding game.

Dreamfit Pádel El Muelle: Where Pádel Passion Meets Spectacular Views

Dreamfit Pádel El Muelle is a haven for paddle enthusiasts seeking a vibrant and enjoyable environment that balances casual play with professional coaching. With a strategic rooftop location atop a mall, players not only indulge in thrilling matches but also savor stunning panoramic vistas. The center’s dedication to convenience shines through its clean premises, on-site cafeteria, and collaboration with Playtomic for efficient court bookings. While some players have noted minor court inconsistencies, Dreamfit Pádel El Muelle’s unique setting, and commitment to enhancing the paddle experience make it a premier choice for players of all levels.

Overall the courts are okay, just don’t book court number 6.
Reka | 20-07-2023

We play there often and I think they padel courts are fine at Dreamfit Pádel El Muelle.
David | 19-07-2023

The padel courts at El Muelle are ok but a bit sandy. I only played there and in La Azotea and the courts at La Azotea are much better in my opinion.
Ariel | 19-07-2023

La Azotea: Elevated Padel Excellence with Rooftop Views

La Azotea Padel Center, perched atop a building and true to its name, offers an impressive range of courts where padel enthusiasts can engage in lively matches while relishing captivating urban panoramas. The court quality is exceptional, and the attentive service from staff members like Aaron and Oscar enhances the overall experience. However, improvements are needed in certain areas. Access via stairs might inconvenience those with mobility concerns, and the men’s changing room requires modernization and better upkeep. Despite these minor issues, La Azotea’s recently renovated courts and competitive pricing make it a prime choice for padel aficionados seeking a top-tier experience in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Rising popularity

In recent years, padel has gained a huge following, particularly in Europe and South America. Major padel tournaments are now held around the world, with top players from Spain, Argentina, and Mexico leading the way. With its fast-paced, high-energy gameplay, it is no wonder that padel is becoming one of the most popular sports in the world.

The sports section in El Corte Inglés sells lots of padél stuff (balls, rackets, overgrips, etc)
Vishal | 27-05-2023

El Corte Inglés has everything you need for padél.
Oleg | 30-03-2023

Check Decatlon if you need things for padél.
Jonathan | 27-03-2023

Playtomic: the app for padel enthusiasts

Digital nomads in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria can now join the padel craze by participating in matches shared on the app Playtomic. This app not only helps you find players to play with but also tracks your score, keeps track of your stats, and allows you to find local courts to play on. It’s a convenient way for digital nomads to stay active and connect with other padel enthusiasts in the area.

Play padel with other digital nomads

In Slack you’ll find a dedicated channel to padel (including other racket sports like tennis, tabletennis, squash and beachtennis) in which community members usually share their matches and are looking for players!

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The Live it up, Las Palmas! community is using Slack as a communication tool. The Slack group is split up into different channels and is moderated actively, to keep communication simple and organized. It’s used to share events, find sports buddies, discover new restaurants, rent a car together, find exclusive community discounts and much more! Live it up, Las Palmas! is your starting point for an amazing time in Gran Canaria. See you there!

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