Padel is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Many people who used to play tennis move to this new and attractive sport. In this article we’ll tell you all you need to know about the sport and we’ve also listed the best courts to play padel in Berlin. If you want to jump to a specific section, just press the links below:

What is padel?

Padel is a sport which can be best described as a mix between tennis. squash and beachvolleyball. You always play 2 against 2 and the points are counted just like tennis (15,30,40). You need to win two sets of 6 games to win a match. The big difference is that you are allowed to let the ball hit the walls and hit it back after. As soon as the ball bounces on the floor twice or you hit the ball in the net you lose a point. Padel is more accessible than tennis because of several reasons (jump here to read them).

The sport Padel is played 2 against 2
The sport Padel is played 2 against 2

Where to play padel in Berlin?

Although padel did not grew as fast as many other cities and countries, the sport is becoming increasingly popular in Berlin too. In 2012 the first courts have been built. Right now there are three registered padel courts in Berlin. They differ quite a bit when it comes to location, prices and offer. To help you decide we have listed the courts just like we did with the tennis courts in Berlin too.

Padel Berlin Friedrichshain

As mentioned above padel has been available in Berlin since 2012. The first courts were the ones of a club called Padel Berlin Friedrichshain. These courts are located on walking distance of station Ostkreuz which makes it the most central location in Berlin so far. Padel Berlin Friedrichshain offers tournaments, online booking, training courses and rental material. It’s a bummer that they do not offer a bar to have a drink after you played.

The indoor court of Padel Friedrichshain
The indoor court of Padel Friedrichshain

Only indoor padel court in Berlin

Besides two outdoor courts Padel Berlin Friedrichshain offers an indoor court too. It’s the only indoor court in Berlin so far and allows fans to also play during rainy days. The outdoor courts cost 32€ per hour and the indoor courts cost 36€. If you play with 4 people this means it costs 8€ per hour to play. Compared to the other two padel locations in this article this is the most expensive location.

Name: Padel Berlin Friedrichshain
Address: Wiesenweg 1-4, 10365 Berlin
Amount of Courts: 2x outdoor, 1x indoor
Price per court (hour): Outdoor 32€, Indoor 36€
Opening Hours: 10.00 – 22.00
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Padel Club Berlin International

One year after the first padel courts in Berlin were opened the Padel Club Berlin International followed by opening its courts. This club is located in the southeast of Berlin in an area called Johannisthal. This club offers three courts and has a awesome sun terrace to have a drink after you’ve been sweating.

Padel Club International - Terrace
Padel Club International – Terrace

Play padel for 6€ per hour

Padel Club Berlin International offers padel for 24€ per hour which means each person only has to pay 6€ for an hour. It’s great that this club has a special offer to get to know padel for free. Besides that you get 2 hours for free if you buy 10. All in all this court in Berlin is a bit cheaper than the one in Friedrichshain but you might have to be willing to travel a bit more.

Name: Padel Club Berlin International
Address: Sterndamm 241, 12487 Berlin
Amount of Courts: 3x Outdoor
Price per court (hour): 24€ Outdoor
Opening Hours: 09.00 – 22.00
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Padel Berlin Reinickendorf

The third place to play padel in Berlin can be found in Reinickendorf. The club is called Füchse Berlin and offers more than 20 sports from badminton to kickboxing and from basketball to swimming. This club only offers one court but if you are located in the north of Berlin this could be the best place to play padel outdoor. But also if you are located in the center of Berlin you will only need about 30 minutes to get to these courts.

A view of the court in Berlin Reinickendorf
A view of the court in Berlin Reinickendorf

Just like the other two padel courts in Berlin, you can book your slot online conveniently. The Füchse Berlin do not offer training courses and rental material but have a gastronomy to have a drink after your game. The courts cost 24€ per hour which comes down to 6€ per person.

Name: Padel Berlin Reinickendorf
Address: Kopenhagener Str. 33, 13407 Berlin
Amount of Courts: 1x outdoor
Price per court (hour): Outdoor 24€
Opening Hours: 09.00 – 22.00
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All you need to know – FAQ

Padel is a sport which is not as known as tennis, football or basketball. Therefore you still might have some open questions. We’ve tried to list the most common ones.

How much does padel in Berlin cost?

You can rent a padel court in Berlin for 24€ which means each player needs to pay 6€.

How is padel different from tennis?

The biggest difference between tennis and padel is that you are allowed to let the ball bounce off the walls. A padel court is way smaller than a tennis court. This makes the sport a bit more accessible because you do not have to run that much. It’s also good for beginners that you do not have to do the tough overhead serve of tennis.

Do I have to be a member to play padel in Berlin?

No you do not need to be a member. You can just book a court at one of the websites in this article and then you can start playing. If you want you can become a member though.

How do you pronounce padel?

Lots of people say “paddle” when they refer to the sport padel. The word padel comes from Spain and is pronounced pá-del.

Author

My Name is Job and originally from the Netherlands. In 2012, a girl I met in Australia motivated me to move to Berlin. I love to share the best places, activities and events in Berlin with you on my blog.

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