Padel has gained some popularity recently in Bahrain, but the sport has been around since the 1960’s when it was invented in Mexico.
This aerobic sport has some similar rules as tennis, but they are quite different sports. It also has similarities to squash in that the padel court has walls where shots can be played off.
When a ball is served it must bounce once on the floor then hit from below or at waist height. When serving, players have two attempts to hit into the opponent’s box.
Like tennis, a set is won when a team wins six games with at least two games difference. Failing this, a tie-break will be needed to decide on a set. A padel match is played the best out of three sets.
Here are 3 great courts in Bahrain where you can begin your padel journey:
Padel Bahrain (@bahrainpadel)
Location: Juffair (click here for Google Maps)
Timing: 8am-12am (Sat-Wed) and 8am-1am (Thu-Fri)
Booking: AirCourts app
Contact: 3327 7360
Let’s Padel (@letspadel.bh)
Location: Seef (watch this video for directions)
Timing: 4pm-2am daily
Contact: 3926 4115
Padel Park (@padelparkbh)
Location: Gravity Village, Zallaq (click here for Google Maps)
Booking: Malaeb app
Contact: 3223 0303