Uluwatu is Bali’s most trendy destination. A laid-back surfer retreat that offers tourists a taste of true luxury, Uluwatu balanced play, party, and peace in perfect measure.
This week Uluwatu has welcomed an incredible new sports club to the scene. The tourist destination is undergoing a phase of rapid growth, and it is bringing out the best in entrepreneurship and hospitality.
The Island Sports Club is located on the Uluwatu Main Road, between Bingin Beach and the world-famous Padang Padang Beach.
The Island Sports Club is a specialist sports facility, proud to be the first company to create padel courts in Bali. Have you ever heard of padel? It’s a fun, fast-paced, and super-social evolution of tennis.
The impressive facility is unmissable as you drive along the winding roads of Uluwatu. The Island Sports Club looks poised to become the surf town’s next biggest health and wellness hangout.
Complete with four panoramic panel courts, a locker room, and a quintessentially Ulu outdoor cafe with patio seating and an equipment shop for good measure.
So, what is a padel? According to The Island Sports Club, “panel is the fasts growing racket sport in the world.” The game is in the midst of a popularity boom, making The Island’s Sports Club’s opening in perfect timing. The game has its roots in Mexico and was established back in the 1960s. Padel has spread to courts in Europe and is as popular as ever in Latin America.
Described as a ‘fast-paced, exciting and competitive game for serious athletes, it is also very easy for beginners to get started”. The Island Sports Club in Uluwatu offers not only access to world-class quality panel courts but also lessons and group classes for those who are new to the game or want to hone their skills.
One-to-one lessons with the head coach start at IDR 700,000, and there are private group classes available for up to four people. Open group classes include Padel 101, offered every Monday and Wednesday morning, with an evening class on Thursdays.
The class schedule also includes a beginner class for those who have an understanding of the game and want to establish a padel practice. There is a Ladies’ Morning class every Tuesday and a social mixer hang-out session every Tuesday and Thursday.
Court rental is also available, with pricing based on four players for either a 60 or 90-minute session. Discounts are available for Indonesian residents and KITAS holders.
The Island Sports Club has a clear mission to support health, wellness, and community in Bali. They say, “our goal at The Island Sports Club is to bring the community together through sports.
Besides being a great workout, padel is an accessible, social sport that fits all age groups. Our team welcomes you to come join us in Uluwatu – to have fun on or off the court.”
2023 is a big year for The Island Sports Club; they are opening their first venue in Uluwatu and are already busy constructing a second venue in Canggu. Details about the Canggu venue are being kept under wraps for now, so keep a close eye on what’s happening in Berawa if you’re a sporty soul.
Are you looking for more sports, wellness, and social clubs in Bali? There is so much on offer! Finns Recreation Club in the heart of Canggu is known as ‘Asia’s Best Recreation Club.’
Open to members and non-members; the club has some of the best sports facilities in the province. As part of the Finns group, the Finns Recreation Club is just a stone’s throw from the world-famous Finns Beach Club on Berawa Beach.
Further, inland visitors and locals in Bali can find even more exceptional sports facilities. In Ubud Titi Batu Ubud Club is a must visit.
Known as the first family, sports, and wellness club in Ubud, visitors can simply rock up and use the facilities on a pay-as-you-go basis. For those who want to become part of the Titi Batu tribe, there are memberships available too.
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