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Padel during lockdown

  • USC Tennis & Padel is open, but only for members with a valid membership.
  • No introduces. No single court rent.
  • For the time being, no new padel memberships can be purchased.
  • You can play, but only with two. No double dates on the court, unfortunately.
  • Bring your own gear! No rackets are rented or balls are sold.
  • The front desk, dressing rooms and canteen are closed.
  • A reservation is still required!
  • With your padel membership you can also use the tennis courts. Check tennis!
  • Valid membership, but your finger scan or app don’t work and you can’t access the park? Send an email to and we’ll try and fix things for you.
  • Courses: Courses have been discontinued. It’s also unclear when subscription for the next course period can start.


Padel at USC

USC Tennis & Padel has 2 official padel courts.
Rent a court or get a membership.
No experience or want to improve your skills? Join a padel course at your level!
Corona proof: mandatory reservations and additional house rules.
With your padel membership you can also use the tennis courts. Check tennis!

Which membership do you choose?

– rent a single court and enjoy playing.
– rent a fixed court and play every week at the time of your choice. 

 you’re stuck with us for a year, after which you can cancel your membership monthly. 

a little more expensive but a lot more flexible, this membership can be canceled monthly from scratch.

9 weeks/classes of padel at your level.

Booking a court

  • You need a reservation for every visit to USC Tennis & Padel.
  • Max. 1 reservation per day per couple. Please don’t book two joint timeslots on different names.
  • If the court is available after your timeslot, you can continue playing.
  • 4 players on a court are allowed, as long as you keep 1.5 meter distance from each other.
  • Want to rent a racket? Contact the USC Tennis & Padel front desk during opening hours.
  • Read all additional house rules thoroughly before coming to the tennis park! We can only keep things safe together.

Single court rent

  • You can make a reservation for Mon. – Fri. between 08.00 and 23.00 and for Sat. + Sun. between 09.00 and 21.00.
  • Book your court by using the button above.

Book with membership

  • You can make a reservation for Mon. – Sun. between 08.00 and 23.00.
  • PLEASE NOTE: do you want to play with an introduce? Check the reservation hours under Single court rent.
  • Book your court by using the button above.

Cancel your booking

Booked a court, but can’t make it? Please cancel in advance! You can cancel your court on

  • When you cancel within 24 hours, there will be no refund for the court rent, introduce tickets and/or rented material.
  • In case of unplayable courts due to rain/slipperiness, you can change your reservation to another moment free of costs. Send an email to


USC Tennis & Padel offers courses to learn the game or to improve your skills, at different levels:

Beginners course
You have no experience in racket sports. we start from the beginning and build up to the basic strokes. You learn forehand, backhand, volley, smash and lobs: the most important strokes in padel! We will also discuss the rules of the game in detail.

Level 9
You have some experience in racket sports and you can play a forehand and backhand back and forth a number of times (5x or more). The same goes for the volley. In this course, we improve the strokes from the back of the court and the volley. We also teach you how to do a padel lob and smash.

Level 8
You have padel experience and / or you already feel quite confident in the strokes from the back of the court, you can play these back and forth 10 times or more. You can also maintain a rally at the net, while volleying. You know the rules. We will mainly focus on the volley and how you can best build points. Lobs are being practiced and we are going to start on playing back via the walls. You will also practice some match situations.

Level 7/6
You have been playing padel for a while and are looking to improve your game! You can play rallies from the back and at the net (10x back and forth, or more), and you are also familiar with lobs and smashes. In this course we will focus more on working with the walls and how you can take over that net position. We will also prepare you to be able to win matches using tactics.

Level 5/4
You have mastered all basic strokes. Forehand, backhand, volleys, lobs and smashes can be played back in a targeted manner and 15x or more. Now it’s time to get started on the advanced strokes: the chiquita and bandeja. These are two strokes that are very different from the other strokes and where some experience in tennis might even work against you. We’re also working on perfecting your other strokes, as well as on using the walls.

Rules of the game

Padel is a combination of tennis and squash. The game has been increasingly popular in Spain and Latin America. It is played as a double on a 20x10m court surrounded by a fence and a glass wall. So. Why padel? It is easier than tennis. At least, the basics are. Impressive rallies will begin right from the start of your first game…

The biggest difference with tennis and squash might just be the racket. The padel racket is made of plastic and has no strings. There are holes in the round racket blade, to avoid air resistance. And the little string at the bottom of the racket should be around your wrist to avoid you tossing it all over the court.

Adapted rules singles game
You play diagonally and you draw a line through half the field, as it were. This is quite easy to do: draw an imaginary line through the center line of the service compartment, all the way up to the rear glass wall. The normal rules of padel apply except for 1 important aspect!
If the ball bounces out of the field lines the first time (for example, just outside the center service line), but the ball would bounce back and bounce inside the field lines, it counts as a point.
You switch between diagonal as you would in tennis. After the first game, after the third, after the fifth, etc.

A.S.T.P.V. Chip & Charge

Chip & Charge is the student association for tennis and padel in Amsterdam. Check their website.

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It’s not possible to purchase a padel membership at the moment, or to rent a single court.


Opening hours USC Tennis & Padel
– with membership: Mon-Sun 08.00 – 23.00

Front desk
– closed


USC Tennis & Padel
Radioweg 80
1098 NJ Amsterdam
(020) 525 89 32

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Cat. I Students UvA and HvA, other Dutch day universities
Cat. II Employees UvA/HvA, alumni HvA, AUV-members UvA, other full time students of universities of applied sciences
Cat. III Anyone else