Have you ever spent a winter holiday under the sun and warmth of Andalusia?

Do not hesitate any longer, put away your skis and take out your snowshoes, your shorts and your t-shirts!

Yes the padel was born in Acapulco (Mexico) at Enrique Corcuera, but it was in Marbella that it landed in Europe and developed there to become the sport it is today.

Marbella, the pioneer city in the padel

The export of the discipline to Spain is due to Corcuera who, during the summer, invites his friends to play with him on his court at Las Brisas in Mexico. It was his friend Prince Alfonso of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, property developer and founder of the Marbella Club, who was instrumental in this expansion.

He was responsible for bringing it to Spain and introducing it to the Costa del Sol in 1974, building two tracks in his hotel-club, the first to be built in Spain.

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Luis Nieto on the first court of padel in Spain in Marbella

Between 1980 and 1990, the courts of the Marbella Club hosted the famous "Pro-Am" tournaments, sponsored by the "Smith & Smith" stores of Las Arenas, owned by the man who would become the first president of the International Federation of Padel (1991), Julio Alegría Artiach, one of the most important people in the history of this sport and who established international regulations on the padel.

The personalities attracted by this sport

The key moment in the evolution of padel in Spain, it was at the beginning of the 90s, when personalities from the political, economic and journalistic worlds became passionate about this new fashionable sport, still in Marbella.

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José María Aznar former head of the Spanish government

The rapid success of padel has attracted tennis personalities such as Manolo Santana. The Spanish champion gave his development a final big boost when he organized tournaments in Marbella, attracting ever more people.

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Padel unforgettable trip

Do padel in Marbella is like going surfing in Hawaii! The sun, the palm trees, the beaches, the ocean...

With an average temperature of 18/20 degrees in winter and 28/30 degrees in summer, this city will offer you the ideal conditions for playing outdoors. You will have the privilege of playing in one of the best clubs in the world (Nueva Alcantara) which has an ideal location by the sea, ultra-experienced coaches and state-of-the-art facilities.

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After the effort, comfort. Marbella and its surroundings are an endless well of outdoor activities, not to mention its famous ultra-famous "nightlife"! Among other things, you can do:

  • Sailing trips to see dolphins
  • Typical Andalusian horse shows
  • Kitesurfing in Tarifa on majestic beaches
  • Day trip to Morocco
  • Visit of the beautiful surrounding villages
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And much more…

Do not hesitate any longer and ask our partner Sports To B for more information, who is preparing a unique trip for you, which will probably turn into a pilgrimage!

Weekend Padel in Marbella with Sports To B

  • 3-day course (between 3 and 4 hours per day, certified coaches, balls, snack). Total 10 hours of internship:
    • theoretical classes, techniques, tactics, coached matches, matches against local players, tournament by level if desired.
  • 2 nights in a **** hotel near the club. Breakfast included, double room.
  • All transport (included A/R from the airport)

From €780 including tax per person

Contact :


phone & whatsapp: +34 685 40 88 03

Franck Binisti

Franck Binisti discovers the padel at the Club des Pyramides in 2009 in the Paris region. Since padel is part of his life. You often see him touring France going to cover the major events of padel French.