15 December 2023

7 of the Best Padel Courts in London

Padel's meteoric rise in London has completely transformed the city’s sporting landscape. We’ve witnessed a surge of court facilities, abundance of tournaments and padel rackets peeking out of gym bags on the tube, it’s clear the sport is captivating Londoners.

Live in or around the capital? These are the padel courts near me.

Central London Padel Courts

Park Sports, Hyde Park 

1 outdoor court. ~£21-£43 per hour. BYO racket and balls, there is no facility to rent.

As sporting locations go, playing padel in Hyde Park is pretty special. Located just inside the park on the south side, the closest tube stations are Knightsbridge and South Kensington. Although the court is based in the city’s most expensive neighbourhood, Park Sports runs affordable courses for both beginners and advanced players.

Hyde Park, South Carriage Drive, W2 2UH

Book via ParkSports.co.uk.

Park Sports, The Regents Park 

2 outdoor courts. ~£21-£43 per hour. BYO racket and balls, there is no facility to rent.

Another of the Park Sports locations - there are two outdoor courts at Regent’s Park in their impressive tennis facility a short 10 minute walk from Baker Street Underground Station. There is a cafe onsite, including beers and wine, perfect for a post game debrief whilst you watch the other games taking place. Similar to their location in Hyde Park, you can book onto padel courses and drill sessions. 

The Regent's Park, York Bridge, Inner Circle, NW1 4NU

Book via ParkSports.co.uk.

West London Padel Court

Padel Social Club, Earls Court

1 outdoor court. £50-£55 per hour. Padel rackets available to rent for an additional charge and balls to purchase. 

An outdoor pop-up court by Padel Social Club. The court is next to West Brompton station, with a reception and bar area. This is the taster for things to come with Padel Social Club who are opening a flagship court at the O2 in 2024. 

Empress Place, London SW6 1TT

Book via Playtomic.

East London Padel Court

Padium, Canary Wharf 

7 indoor and 1 outdoor courts. £80-£100 per hour. Padel rackets available to rent for an additional charge and balls to purchase. 

An impressive, luxe indoor padel club and the only club on the list with showers (with towels included). Along with regular social events, you can join open matches with players at the same level via Playtomic. For those looking to improve their technique, the show court is equipped with an AI camera that sends you detailed stats. 

You might even end up playing next to sporting greats. Padium recently hosted the third Pro Am Padel Tour with legends John Terry and England ODI captain Jos Buttler competing with padel professionals.  

10 Bank Street, E14 4DE

Visit Padium.com. Book via Playtomic.

South West London Padel Courts

The Padel Yard, Wandsworth 

3 outdoor courts. £50 per hour. Padel rackets available to rent for an additional charge and balls to purchase.

The Padel Yard is a vibe. The courts are surrounded by a lounge area with deckchairs, bean bags and pickleball courts. A killer sound system, juice bar and ice cold beers provide the perfect setting to hang out after your game. However we like it best in winter playing under the floodlights, with the dramatic urban skyline behind you. If you squint hard enough, you could be mistaken you were in New York. The club hosts regular intro sessions, social tournaments split by playing level and private coaching.

2 Armoury Way, SW18 1SH

Visit ThePadelYard.com. Book via MATCHi.

Playtime Padel, Battersea

1 outdoor court. Discounted Winter rates £20-£40 per hour. Rental rackets and balls are included in the court hire cost. 

Described as like playing on your own private court, this pop-up near Clapham Junction is offering discounted rates over the winter, perfect for perfecting your skill ready to show off to your friends when the sun comes back out in the summer. For beginners, we recommend signing up to the socials on Friday nights.

Battersea Sports Centre, Hope Street, SW11 2DA

Visit PlaytimePadelClub.com. Book via Padel Mates.  

South London

Crystal Palace National Sports Centre

2 outdoor courts. £32-£36 per hour. Padel rackets and balls available to rent.

Launched by the tennis legend Annabel Croft in association with Game4Padel and Better Leisure, with the aim to make padel accessible for the whole community. The courts are part of the National Sports Centre and have already built a thriving community on WhatsApp where you can find other players and information on coaching sessions.

Ledrington Road, SE19 2BB

Visit Better.org. Book via MATCHi.

It’s time to lace up those trainers and gather your pals.

About Polesdon

Polesdon is an independent British padel brand. We craft high-performance carbon padel rackets, designed in London and handcrafted in Spain.

We believe that the spirit of padel should be widely celebrated and experienced by all. We actively seek to create opportunities for players from diverse backgrounds and inspire the next generation of players, by supporting grassroot initiatives, collaborating with organisations, and providing resources to promote accessibility and inclusivity in padel. 

We would love to hear from you, get in touch at hello@polesdon.com.