As Padel continues to grow in the US, we continue our in-depth guide of the best places to play Padel in the United States. With New York, Texas, Pennsylvania, and Miami done and dusted, the turn has now come to zoom in on California!
There are currently two USPA places to play padel in California; Taktika Padel and South End Racquet and Health Club, but we expect many more to be built and registered before 2023 has come to an end.
These clubs enjoy a total of 5 courts (all doubles) and the prices range from $8 to $15 per person and hour depending on time of day and club.
Both clubs offer their courts to both beginners or experienced players which is great for the game of padel and its development in the US.
Read on to find out where you should go to enjoy a great game of Padel in California.
- Number of courts: 3 (doubles, state of the art “carbon panoramic”)
- Address: 4490 W Point Loma Blvd, San Diego, CA 92107 (inside Barnes Tennis Center)
- Phone: (619) 221-9000
- Email: [email protected] (or [email protected])
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/taktikapadel
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/taktikapadel/
- Website: http://taktikapadel.com
Taktika is one of the first Padel clubs in California and it is located in Ocean Beach, San Diego. The state-of-the-art facility features three courts that are fitted with all the necessary equipment for a great game of padel.
Armando Rodiel has had a long-standing career within the sport of padel, having served as both Director and Coach at Taktika since inception. Hailing from Spain, Armando is an International Certified Padel Coach with over 15 years of experience in coaching and playing around the world.
Armando is an influential figure within the padel community in the US, serving as both the Sports Director for the United States Padel Association and founding head coach of the California Padel Team. His impressive list includes management responsibilities over USA Junior & Senior teams while putting his own spin on coaching success.
The Taktika club also offers lessons from their resident professionals which will help you to improve your game and make the most of your time there. The lessons also offer great value for money, with a one-hour lesson costing just $50 if you are three people.
South End Racquet and Health Club
- Number of courts: 2 (doubles)
- Address: 2800 Skypark Drive Torrance, CA 90505
- Phone: (310) 530-0630
- Email: [email protected]
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/southendracquetandhealthclub/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/southendracquetandhealthclub/
- Website: https://southendclub.com
South End Racquet and Health Club is another USPA-registered padel club in California, located between downtown Santa Monica and Long Beach. This facility has two courts that are open to the public and offer a variety of lessons and programs.
The club prides itself on offering an incredible range of padel opportunities for all levels, from beginners to experienced players. These include drop-in sessions, private coaching and even tournaments that are held multiple times a year. It’s a great padel club, or club really – for meeting new friends to enjoy padel with.
The club provides a great CA-atmosphere and experience that makes it one of the best places to play padel in California.
Monthly membership is a popular way to experience South End. These monthly memberships offer club access for members of all ages in three different tiers which gives you access to different parts of the facilities.
T1: Full Club Membership
Full really means full at South End. A “no expenses spared” option such as access to all racquet courts (tennis, padel, pickleball, squash, basketball) as well as gym, cardio, classes, pool, steam & sauna access.
T2: Racquet Membership
Access to all racquet sports BUT not the 10 tennis courts (!?)
If you play padel continuously – this would be our pick 🔥
T3: Health & Fitness Membership
Access to gym, cardio, classes, pool, steam & sauna etc – but no access to racquet sports.
As padel continues to grow in the United States, California is quickly becoming a hub for padel in the US.
There are currently two great USPA-registered clubs to play the sport. Taktika Padel in Ocean Beach, San Diego offers three courts with all necessary equipment and features an International Certified Padel Coach with 15 years of experience.
South End Racquet and Health Club located between downtown Santa Monica and Long Beach offers two courts, lessons and tournaments giving the perfect opportunity for all levels of padel players.
Make sure you check out both clubs before the year comes to an end for a unique padel experience in California!
FAQ – Playing Padel in California
There are currently two USPA-registered padel clubs in California that offer a variety of amenities and services. Taktika Padel and South End Racquet and Health Club.
As of January, 2023, there are a total of 5 padel courts currently available for booking in California. But many more are in the process of being built.
The price for playing padel in California ranges from $8 to $15 per hour per person ($35-$60 per court per hour) to $100 an hour for a private lesson with the club’s padel pro.
Padel is definitely growing in popularity in California. In 2023, we will see the first official USPA tournaments played in California at Taktika padel.
Isabella Torres is originally from Madrid, Spain, and has been playing Padel as a semi-professional for the past five years. After completing her education as a journalist, she discovered her true passion in life was writing about Padel.
She loves staying up late watching intense rallies on YouTube, and is excited to share her knowledge about the sport with SimplePadel’s readers.