In the Netherlands, the padel is starting to make a name for itself with the inauguration of the first indoor paddle club in this country which already has some outdoor and well-known fields.

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Located at 30 minutes from Rotterdam, the paddle club La Playa offers services that could piss off some Spanish clubs.

The playa first offers an indoor center composed of 4 paddle courts all panoramic. The height revolves around 8 meters so not too much trouble at this level.

During the day, this club is very clear with skylights everywhere to play almost without light. This is clearly an advantage for players who have some problems with the light of the field.

The club also offers 2 Beach Tennis courts which can be easily converted into a beach volleyball court. With a fitness room and 2 3 / 4 football fields, the sports complex is particularly well-supplied.

The huge asset of this club is this central space: "A terrace obviously covered in the middle of these panoramic grounds ... It must be said: ''A real favorite''.

Marcel Bogaart, the owner of this center says that "the padel is his great passion". He already owns two restaurants at 42 and has been trying for over a year to create his own padel center.

After 3 months of opening, it is near 200 different players who came in this center. "Pour the moment there is only 20 socios, but many players come at least once a week to play at least 2 hours ".

A wooded area, a well thought out bar, a very large mezzanine overlooking the central with a huge atmosphere. La Playa is very well named with two more spaces for beach tennis and beach volleyball.

For the inauguration, we were immersed in the Spanish culture with including the number 14 world pair, Uri Botello, who was able to show us a good part of the facets of the sport.

The padel continues its development more generally in Europe. But in France, the coming year promises to be explosive with many new padel clubs and some big centers that could hatch very soon ... Case to follow.

Franck Binisti - Padel Magazine

Franck Binisti

Franck Binisti discovers the padel at the Pyramid Club in 2009 in the Paris region. Since then padel is part of his life. You often see him touring France by going to cover the big French paddle events.