Type: Ball sports, Outdoor sports, Racket sports

Padel – free play

Padel is fast and accessible. Rent a court, get a membership or join a course at USC Tennis & Padel in Amsterdam!


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    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!
    With your membership you can also use the tennis courts. Check tennis!

    Which membership do you choose?

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

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

    rent a single court and enjoy playing.

    PADEL COURSES (check them here)
    9 classes of padel at your level.

    Making a reservation and checking in

    • You need a reservation for every visit to USC.
    • Book your court via my.uscsport.nl.
    • You can make a reservation 6 days in advance.
    • You can have 2 active reservations for the upcoming 6 days. But as soon as your first reservation is over, you can make a new one. So, you can work out more than twice a week (if there are free spots)!
    • If the court is available after your timeslot, you can continue playing.
    • You can choose how you enter USC: by using the finger scan or by using the My USC – mobile access app. Download the app: Android and iOS.
    • You can rent a racket and balls are for sale at our location’s front desk. PLEASE NOTE: only during our front desk’s opening hours.

    Check out all reservation and house rules

    Corona virus entry pass

    • From Monday to Friday between 12.00 – 17.00 it’s possible to play without a corona virus entry pass.
    • Want to play outside the hours mentioned above? In that case, all players need a valid membership and you need to show your corona virus entry pass at the front desk of USC Universum before you can play.
    • Single court rent and playing with a guest is – for the time being – only possible from Monday to Friday between 12.00 -17.00.

    Book with membership

    • You can make a reservation for timeslots from Monday to Sunday between 07.00 – 17.00.
    • PLEASE NOTE: do you want to play with a guest? For the time being, you can only play with a guest from Monday to Friday between 12.00 – 17.00. You can get access to the tennis park by using the intercom.
    • Book your court via my.uscsport.nl.

    Single court rent

    • For the time being, single court rent is only possible for timeslots from Monday to Friday between 12.00 – 17.00. You can get access to the tennis park by using the intercom.
    • Rent a court via my.uscsport.nl.

    Cancel your booking

    Booked a court, but can’t make it? Please cancel in advance.

    Cancelling with membership

    • Cancel up to one hour before the start of your reservation (but earlier is encouraged!).
    • Are you not cancelling (on time)? Then you risk a no show fee of €3,-.
    • Are you not paying the no show fee? In that case you can’t make a reservation/work out for 2 weeks.
    • Your no show fee doesn’t end up on the big USC company pile. Check in which sports goal we’re investing the no show fee income.

    Cancelling single court rent

    • 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 tennisenpadel@uscsport.nl.

    Cancel your court


    Never played a game of padel? Or do you want to improve your skills? Join a padel course at USC Tennis & Padel on your level!

    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.

    Check this video!

    Book your court here!



    Category I € 20,-

    Category II € 28,-

    Category III € 37,-

    SubscribeTariff categories


    Category I € 15,-

    Category II € 22,-

    Category III € 29,-

    SubscribeTariff categories

    You can rent a single court, without a membership. Just click the button to book a court. Want a membership? Choose one of the memberships above.

    First payment: pro rata
    When purchasing a tennis+padel year or flex membership, you’ll pay a pro rata amount.

    Direct debit
    Subsequently, in the first week of every month, a term will be collected by direct debit.

    Canceling your tennis+padel flex is simple
    Send an e-mail to usc@uscsport.nl, or cancel your membership in My USC. Your membership will expire on the last day of that month.

    Additional terms and conditions
    Check the additional terms and conditions for all info!

    Single court rent (per hour)
    € 25,-

    € 8,- for all categories

    Opening hours USC Tennis & Padel
    – with membership + corona virus entry pass: Mon-Sun 07.00 – 17.00
    – without corona virus entry pass: Mon-Fri 12.00 – 17.00
    – single court rent/with guest: Mon-Fri 12.00 – 17.00

    Front desk
    – Mon-Fri 12.00 – 17.00


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

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    Categories shortened for full categories

    Cat. IStudents UvA and HvA, other Dutch day universities
    Cat. IIEmployees UvA/HvA, alumni HvA, AUV-members UvA, other full time students of universities of applied sciences
    Cat. IIIAnyone else