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The western end of the Costa del Sol is famed for its world-class sporting facilities. As a result, this part of Spain is renowned for its golf courses, tennis academies, and riding schools. Racquet sports clubs often include paddle tennis, known simply as pádel in Spanish, an activity that ranks as one of the most popular on the Costa del Sol. If you like to play or fancy learning, we’ve put together a list of the best paddle clubs in Marbella and Estepona (in alphabetical order). They include oldies and newbies, but all have one common denominator: excellent installations.
Best paddle clubs in Marbella
Our first listings include clubs within the central area of Marbella.
With 2 hard tennis courts and 3 paddle courts, this is a great venue to play either racquet sports or both. It’s located in Nueva Andalucia, so handy for central Marbella. Open matches are played regularly and there’s also an academy.
Urb Parcelas del Golf 29, Nueva Andalucía, +34 634 028 993
This club in Puerto Banús is more of a venue to play tennis – its courts have ATP standards – but there are also two paddle tennis courts. You can take lessons at the school in tennis and/or paddle. The club has a bar and social club plus a specialized shop.
Ctra de Cadiz km 173.5, Marbella, +34 952 813 341
Originally founded by hallowed tennis champion, Manolo Santana, this club ranks as one of the best in Spain. It enjoys a privileged location on the road to Istán in Marbella and provides first-class sporting facilities including paddle courts.
Ctra de Istán km 2, Marbella, +34 952 778 580
Paddle & Tennis Club El Mirador
Perfectly located for Sierra Blanca residents, this well-established club has 6 paddle tennis courts with night lighting for evening play. Private and group classes are available and the club organizes regular tournaments.
Urb El Mirador, Marbella, +34 952 860 707
Belonging to the iconic Puente Romano hotel on the Golden Mile in Marbella, this tennis club hosts regular world championships such as the Davis Cup and Fed Cup. As well as some of the best clay courts in the south of Spain, this club also has 4 paddle tennis courts.
Boulevard Principe Hohenlohe, Marbella, +34 951 239 380
Also in Puerto Banús, this club is an excellent option for players living or staying in Nueva Andalucía or the Golden Mile in Marbella. There are plenty of courts, the largest paddle tennis school on the Costa del Sol, and a long list of other facilities including a restaurant and gym.
Calle Rio Amazonas, Marbella, +34 651 439 395
Best paddle clubs to the east of Marbella
There are fewer paddle clubs on this side of the resort, but the emphasis here lies on quality, not quantity.
This 5-star GL hotel has recently refurbished its racket sports installations and they include 7 tennis courts and 6 paddle tennis courts. You can also take classes at the Racket Academy, join in a tournament, or shop at the Adidas store on site.
Ctra de Cadiz km 187, Marbella, +34 952 771 700
This members’ only club is in Elviria and offers 10 paddle tennis courts. Members can also take classes and join in regular mix-ins. Additional facilities include a gym and restaurant.
Urb Los Patios de Santa Maria Golf, Marbella, +34 722 224 857
Located in El Rosario, this club has 2 paddle tennis courts as well tennis courts, a fitness club, and a pool. Lessons are available and there’s an onsite restaurant with tables next to the pool.
Ctra de Cadiz km 188, Marbella, +34 952 837 651
Best paddle clubs to the west of Marbella
This area has plenty of excellent clubs, based at different locations between Marbella and Estepona.
Located in the Paraiso area of Estepona, a short distance from Guadalmina in Marbella, this club offers 4 paddle courts. It also has an academy and holds regular mix-ins and tournaments. Indoor and outdoor fitness classes are available too.
Calle del Tenis, Urb. Bel-Air, Estepona, +34 952 883 221
Club de Pádel Alhambra Golf
Located in the Casasola area of Estepona, this club has several paddle tennis courts and holds regular friendlies and tournaments. Additional facilities include a restaurant and shop.
Avda Andaluces, Gualalmina Baja, +34 952 887 776
6 paddle tennis courts are available at this club in the Forest Hills area of Estepona. It provides a year-round calendar of paddle tennis-related events and there’s an onsite restaurant.
Calle Sidney, Urb Forest Hills, Estepona, +34 952 801 579
Located in the heart of Estepona, this large club has 10 paddle tennis courts, including one panoramic for optimum views of a game. Classes are available for all ages and the club holds mix-ins every weekend. There’s also private parking and a restaurant with a covered terrace.
Calle Eslovenia 5, Estepona, +34 952 113 211
If you’d like to combine excellent sporting facilities with stunning scenery, this paddle club in Marbella is for you. It sits in Sierra Bermeja and offers numerous activities including paddle tennis (there are 5 courts), pilates, boxing, and functional training.
Mirador Estepona Hills, Estepona, +34 951 668 008
One of the largest paddle clubs in Marbella, these recently refurbished facilities offer 16 paddle tennis courts and a pro shop. The club organizes regular tournaments.
Avda de Barcelona, San Pedro de Alcántara, +34 639 779 315
One of the best hotels in Estepona also provides excellent paddle tennis facilities. They include no less than 15 courts and the Prodigy Padel Academy, the first high-performance competition to be established in Spain.
Villa Padierna Hotel, Estepona, +34 606 059 391
Need more information?
Finding the best place to play your favourite sport is, of course, just one step to settling in on the Costa del Sol. If you’d like help or advice on any of the others, do get in touch with our team. We’ve been living and working in the Marbella area since 1992, so we know a thing or two about local facilities!