A paddle court is as expensive as a car. And, like cars, there are different prices, which change based on features and configurations. Do you want to invest in a paddle court? Here are 10 things to remember to properly evaluate a “serious” quote.

We have already seen how to build a paddle court and how important it is to choose the best materials to avoid unnecessary risks over time. Today, however, we want to talk about why it is worth investing in paddle and how much a court costs.

The cost of the court, the materials required, its measurements, necessary works, permits to open outdoor and indoor courts, guarantees… Here is all the information for those who are interested in an investment that can yield, on average, over 3,000 euros per month for each court installed. But first, some premise is needed.


1.The paddle market: a constant growth

It is estimated that paddle tennis is played by between six to 10 million Spaniards, compared to around 200,000 who actively play tennis. Created in the late 1960s by a Mexican billionaire whose mansion lacked the space for a full-size tennis court, the sport first spread to Argentina, where it has roughly two or three million players, before taking root in Spain. It has since become a €500m industry. According to a study carried out, it is estimated that the number of paddle tennis players in the UK has increased by 76% in the last year. Tom Murray, representative of the British Padel, said “As soon as I tried it, I understood why everyone was crazy about paddle tennis. It is very social. It is played between four people, the court is much smaller, so it is much easier to chat between points.”

In addition to Spain, a great expansion of paddle has taking place in the last two years in all of Europe and many famous people as well many sport celebrities as Henry Leconte, Francesco Totti, Novak Djokovic, José Maria Aznar, Rafael Nadal, David Lloyd etc. are practicing it and many of them are even investing in this fast growing and successful business.

Four years ago there were around 100 courts in Europe outside Spain. Nowadays in France you can find around 800, in Sweden the annual growth rate is 244%, in Portugal there are more than 12000 players, Italy boast around 750 padel courts and around 4 courts are opened per day. In the spring of 2014 it was an almost unknown sport, now there’s a queue to learn how to play and then have fun with friends.

On the rapid development of this sport in Italy the president of C.O.N.I. – the Italian National Olympic Committee – Giovanni Malagò said: “It looks like a repeat of the path of five-a-side football, born in Rome and then exploded throughout Italy. Some sports are about to become an Olympic discipline, such as surfing, so I am pretty convinced that even padel will have its moment of glory.

Furthermore Paddle is a sporting activity that, compared to tennis, is involving a higher and higher percentage of women and therefore is able to guarantee a greater balance on the court between men and women.

This is because paddle is an addictive sport for anyone who tries it. It is an easy game to learn and does not require much physical activity or technical skills. It can be played with mixed couples, among all family members, seniors and it is also not only accessible but even recommended to children. It can be played both indoors and outdoors and gives the players the opportunity to socialize easily.


2. Is it worth building a Paddle court? Yes: here are the advantages of the sport, numbers in hand.

  1. A Paddle court requires about 1/3 of the space (200 square meters) compared to a tennis court (648 square meters).


  1. It is a very profitable investment – in fact it is the sport that has had the highest growth rate for the number of members and players over the past 5 years.


  1. A Padel court has a relatively low cost and a medium to long term duration (about 20 years and obviously linked to the quality of materials).


  1. Typically, only two people play tennis, while Padel is mostly played by four players, two on one side and two on the other and the match lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes. So once the Tennis court is converted into three Padel courts, in the same space where only two people played tennis (1 Tennis court), now 12 people would play Padel (3 Padel courts). So it is convenient both for players, who would pay half of the price to use the court, and for the club that could enjoy triple of the profit.


  1. The average cost per game is 12 € per player, excluding balls and game rackets, for a total of 48 euros per game (90 minutes). Calculating that the smaller clubs organize 2 games every 24h on weekdays and 5 games every 24h on holidays, we arrive at an estimated € 3840 per month, which per year makes more than € 45,000 for each Padel court installed.


  1. To these earnings you can add the revenues of the internal shop of the club, which can supply clothes, balls and rackets. On average, the balls should be changed every 3 games and a non-occasional player changes his racket every 4 months.


Furthermore, clubs can also organize team building, tournaments, summer camps and many other events.


3. Padel courts for resorts, hotels, cruises, companies and individuals: where can a padel court be installed?


The Padel is not just an opportunity for sports clubs, but can also be an opportunity for those who offer recreational services to their clients, such as hotels, resorts and cruise ships.

In the last years, with the spread of the internet, these commercial realities have had an enormous difficulty in finding new customers: In fact buyers can find themselves a lot of accommodation realities, with increasingly competitive and similar prices among them. At this point a winning card could be to differentiate yourself in the services offered, offering first something that others do not yet offer.

A padel court could improve the appeal of your offer, compared to that of your competitors, with a limited investment.

The demand is constantly growing not only from the commercial activities: there are also many private individuals and companies that require the installation of a paddle court in their spaces – to train every day or to expand the recreational area of the employees.


4. How much space do you need to build a Padel court? Here are the measurements:

The main measurements of a paddle court are:


Length: 20 meters.

Width: 10 meters.

Wall height: 3/4 meters.

The free space around the playing surface must be 7 meters.


The Padel court can be positioned both outdoors and indoors.


The Padel Courts of a high quality consist of:


  • A floor of the playing field which must conform to the characteristics required by the project drawn up by an engineer. This work must not have imperfections such as depressions/bumps and / or ridges.


  • Anti-abrasion profiles with fully galvanized, powder-coated and thermo-laquered, anti-corrosion welding, accurate finishes, fully galvanized h


  • 12 mm tempered glass and laminated glass.


5. What models of paddle court are available? We have two: Deluxe and Panoramic

Italian Padel offers two models of Padel Courts ready for installation: Deluxe and Panoramic, which differ in features and prices.



It is an elite model that provides for the coplanarity of the glass with the metal mesh.


  • 12 mm tempered glass and laminated glass
  • Anti-abrasion profile
  • Perimeter support poles with reinforcement
  • Angled LED lighting poles outside the field
  • Optional: the 4 poles in the corners can be customized with the customer’s logo and with the possibility of backlighting.


The DELUXE Model is the padel court chosen by clubs, sports centers, seaside resorts and accommodation facilities. It combines a price in line with other proposals on the market, but with a very high quality, made in Italy.



It is an elite model which, since it has no back posts, ensures greater visibility, creating the effect of a maxi-screen cinema.



  • Transparent glazing discs
  • 12 mm tempered glass and laminated glass
  • Anti-abrasion profile
  • Fixing glass to the ground
  • Angled LED lighting poles outside the field
  • Perimeter support poles with reinforcement
  • Optional: the 4 poles in the corners can be customized with the customer’s logo and with the possibility of backlighting.


The PANORAMIC model is the modern and attractive Padel Court provided by Italian Padel in which some of the best players of the World Padel Tour in Rome played.

The padel champions have recognized it as one of the best Padel Court in the world they have played in and it has been appreciated for its quality and playability.

Two sides of the PANORAMIC Model are completely in glass (not interrupted by the metal structure); this allows viewers an optimal visibility of the game, free from any obstruction.


It allows you to install a Padel Court in areas or clubs without concrete flooring – for example near beaches or inside unused soccer fields, or in environments with architectural or environmental constraints.


Building a paddle court: permits and authorizations

Premise that any good manufacturer is able to provide proper assistance also for what concerns the bureaucratic aspect, it is necessary to take into consideration the following:

To construct a paddle court it is important to be aware of the fact that the works for its realization fall within the national technical standards for construction, therefore it is necessary to consult the technical office of the municipality of belonging to verify the need to present a correct procedure building with assignment of technicians in charge and qualified, who also foresee to carry out an appraisal of the nature of the land, of the presence of wind etc.

It is of fundamental importance, to exclude civil or criminal liability of managers and owners, to follow the correct bureaucratic procedure of realization, identifying companies able to guarantee products compliant with building regulations and guaranteed with an adequate guarantee of duration, assumed at least in 15/20 years.


6. How much does a Padel court cost?

So let’s get to the crucial part of this article: how much does it cost to build a padel field?

The answer is: it depends.

In fact, we need more information from you to be able to offer you a quote, as each project is unique and personalized and there are so many solutions.

Below this page you will find a small form to fill out. Once you have sent the requested information you will be contacted immediately by one of our salesmen who will propose you a customized solution.


Italian Padel: Professionals at your service.

Italian Padel is a group of professionals specialized in the production of structures for Padel courts. Italian Padel deals with the design, construction and turnkey installation of certified Padel fields, designed and manufactured entirely in Italy.

Among our most important contracts are the Padel Courts of the International Tennis Paddle 2016 at the Foro Italico of Rome for Officine del Padel.

We have built more than 200 Padel Courts in Italy and our clients include both private individuals and sports clubs.

We would be happy to give you the information you need about our Padel Courts and help you take your business opportunity forward.

You can take a look at our portfolio in the “Our fields” session and do not hesitate to contact us by email at info@italianpadel.it or phone +39 0309686073.

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