The time has come to take a closer look at the Padel landscape in North Carolina. With the recent surge in popularity of this racquet sport in the US, you can already find a few places to get your Padel fix in North Carolina.
While a lot of local players are waiting for the new flagship location of SWING to open up in Raleigh, North Carolina, there are actually two other locations that already offer Padel courts rental, lessons, and local tournaments.
Charlotte Padel Club and North Hills Club both have a selection of padel courts already playable and are listed as official USPA clubs.
Read on to learn about their prices and what type of offerings they have.
Charlotte Padel Club
Charlotte Padel Club or CLT Padel first opened up its doors in late 2022 but started to see traction in early 2023. Apart from the general offering of being able to book courts at your convenience, they offer both intro sessions and padel clinics for people that would like to try the sport or to improve their game.
Padel intro sessions are held three times a week:
- Monday 6:00 – 6:30 PM
- Friday 6:00 – 6:30 PM
- Saturday 10:00 – 10:30 AM
Because they’re new to the market, they are offering up a “founding member” membership at $40 per month or $400 per year. Note that this offer is limited to the first 100 members. Here’s what’s included in that offer:
- No Initiation fees
- 50% discount on court fees ($10 per hour)
- 20% discount on clinics
- 20% discount on lessons
- 10% discount on merchandise
- Book Courts 10 days in advance
- Participate in Members’ Only Events
|Type of Rental||Cost|
|Court fees:||$20 per hour*|
|Clinic fee:||$30 per hour|
|Private individual lessons||$65 per hour|
|Semi-private lessons||$50 pp – per hour|
|Padel racquet rental fee||$10 per play|
Price for Lessons
- Private Lessons – $52
- 2 Player Lessons – $40 pp
- 3 Player Lessons – $32 pp
- 4 Player Lessons – $24 pp
- Private Lessons – $65
- 2 Player Lessons – $50 pp
- 3 Player Lessons – $40 pp
- 4 Player Lessons – $30 pp
North Hill Club
North Hills Club is located in Raleigh, North Carolina. It’s an old private members club founded in 1961.
They offer amenities such as a state-of-the-art gym, pool area, tennis courts, and have quite recently opened their padel offering which is made up of three double padel courts.
As padel continues to rise as a racquet sport in the US, North Carolina is jumping on the trend and offering a few locations for players to enjoy padel.
Charlotte Padel Club in Charlotte, NC, and North Hills Club in Raleigh, NC are two great places that offer a total of 6 courts to play padel in North Carolina.
Both offer weekly classes, private lessons, and great atmospheres for all types of players, including kids. If you’re looking to have some fun with friends or get some serious practice in, either of these clubs is the perfect pick.
So don’t wait any longer and get out there to give padel a try!
FAQ – Playing Padel in North Carolina
There are currently two USPA-registered padel clubs in North Carolina. Charlotte Padel Club (CLT) is located inside Inside Matthews Tennis & Swim Club and North Hills Club in Raleigh both offer 3 double courts each.
As of March 2023, there are a total of 6 padel courts across two different locations known for booking in North Carolina.
Padel is definitely growing in popularity in North Carolina with more courts being built. The newly rumored flagship of SWING in Raleigh is going to at least double the number of courts later this year.
Lucas Sánchez is the founder of SimplePadel. Born and raised in Spain, Lucas has been living in the US and UK for the last 20 years and currently calls Miami his home. While he’s never played professionally, the dream is still alive.
Lucas loves nothing more than playing (and talking) about padel, and he considers himself lucky to have a wife and family that share his love for the game.