Where to play Padel in California, US?

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.


Taktika Padel

Facts

Homepage of Taktika Padel in San Diego, California.
Homepage of Taktika Padel in San Diego, California.

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.

Furthermore, Taktika offers a plethora of tournaments and leagues as well as summer camp for kids wanting to play padel.


Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM


Overview of prices at Taktika Padel inside the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego, CA (please note that these are from 2022). Image source: Taktika Padel.
Overview of prices at Taktika Padel inside the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego, CA (please note that these are from 2022). Image source: Taktika Padel.

South End Racquet and Health Club

Facts

Homepage of South End Racquet and Health Club in California.
Homepage of South End Racquet and Health Club in California.

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.


Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday: 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Closed on: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years


Monthly Memberships

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.


Summary

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

Where can you play 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.

How many padel courts are there in the California area?

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.

What is the price range for playing padel in California?

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.

Is padel growing in the California?

Padel is definitely growing in popularity in California. In 2023, we will see the first official USPA tournaments played in California at Taktika padel.


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