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Woman plays padel at the Ericsson Globe arena in Stockholm

Photo: Globen Padel

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Get out on the padel courts in Stockholm

Publish date: 28 June 2024

Eager to try out padel for the first time? Or do you want to squeeze in some exercise during your Stockholm visit? Here's a selection of padel halls in town!

Padel is played on a field (or "box") quite similar to a tennis court and with roughly the same set of rules. But like squash, the box has glass walls on all sides for the ball to bounce off of. And in just a few years the sport has become a fitness phenomenon in Sweden. The reasons are many. Beloved athletes and celebrities like Peter Forsberg and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have invested in padel-ventures. And aficionados often point to its fast pace and fast learning curve as a big reason for its mainstream success.

No matter the reason, padel is probably here to stay. Currently, there are some twenty-odd padel facilities all around Stockholm, with new ones opening up, what seems like, every month. Here's a small selection of Stockholm's padel scene, catering both to experienced players and beginners.

Find an available court

Finding an available padel court isn't always easy, since the sport has grown immensely in popularity. Luckily there are a couple of options!

  • Matchi is an app and webpage that lists free time slots on any connected padel hall. Choose your area, day and see what's available.
  • Padel is usually played in pairs, 2 vs 2, and sometimes finding 4 friends for a game might be tricky. Padelpoolen is an open Facebook group where people list available spots in matchups where someone had to cancel.