What is Padel?

Padel is Europe’s fastest-growing sport. It is a mix between tennis and squash and is easy to play. It comprises mainly a doubles format on an enclosed court about 25% smaller than a tennis court and can be played in groups of mixed ages and abilities.

The rules are broadly the same as tennis, although you serve underarm, and the walls are used as part of the game, with the ball allowed to bounce off them.  Rackets are very different to ordinary tennis rackets, stringless, much thicker and shorter and with holes.

The game is less dominated by strength, technique and serves as it is in tennis and therefore is ideal for men, women and youth to compete together.  Skill is match-craft, as points are won by strategy rather than sheer strength and power.

Want to learn how to play Padel?

Don’t worry if you don’t know how to play or would like to meet others who are new to the sport.

We will be offering Learn to Play courses which will introduce you to the basics of the game, such as the rules, how to score, court positioning and how to use the glass & cage. These sessions will cater for all abilities, and no experience is necessary.  All the equipment is provided.

Beginners Coaching (4-week course)

£50 non-members, £40 member price

Intermediates Coaching (4-week course)

£50 non-members, £40 member price.

Our Padel Courses can be booked using the link below.

Padel Courses

Padel membership

Padel membership is £10.50 per month (free with any tennis or squash membership). Membership offers you benefits such as discounted court booking fees and preferential booking rights.

Pay & play sessions are available to non-members.

Court fees – based on four players


  • Peak – £32 p/hr (with £4 off for each additional member, £20 for 4 members)
  • Off-peak – £21 p/hr (with £3 off for each additional member, £12 for 4 members) 


  • Peak – £35 p/hr (£8.75 each)
  • Off-peak – £24p/hr (£6 each) 

If you want to play Padel at Redland Club, please click here (members and visitors).

Book a court

Padel Timetable

Click here to see the weekly timetable.

Padel Box League!

Exciting news, we will soon launch a doubles Padel Box league! If you’d like to take part, please send details of your team to by 25 June!
Please check the new Padel notice board adjacent to Padel Court 1, for all up coming events and news!

Frequently asked questions

See below our answers to some of the questions we’ve been asked by potential members and players to give you more information about the game and what to expect from your membership and playing experience at Redland Green Club.