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Padel Is Bali’s Fastest Growing Sport With Tourists Getting Involved Too

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The island of Bali may be ancient in many ways, but this remote province of Indonesia is often ahead of the curve when it comes to trends.

Whether it be for music, fashion, travel, or sport, Bali is pioneering in more ways than one. 

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In one particular sector, Bali is paving the way in Southeast Asia.

It’s fair to say that interest in padel is booming right now. It seems like every active person on the planet has booked their next session on the court and is ready to go. 

In fact, padel is the fastest-growing sport in the world. It is estimated that in 2022, there was around 40,000 padel courts around the world, but with more courts opening up in nearly every major city in the world every month, this number will grow significantly in 2024. 

Spain has the largest number of padel players in the world. With over 4 million registered players, although the sport was invested in Mexico.

The game, which is a cross between tennis and squash, is now booming in Bali. It has proven to be a smart business move for investors and is only growing in popularity amongst local communities, expats, and increasingly tourists, too.

Jungle Padel is one of the fastest growing padel businesses in Bali and the first multi-court padel facility on the island. With courts now open in Pererenan, Canggu, Ubud, Kerobokan and Kedungu, Jungle Padel are the pioneers of the game in Indonesia. 

For tourists thinking that their next vacation in Bali the right time to give padel a go, they’re in the right place. Jungle Padel offers tourists everything they need to get a solid introduction to the game and return home on the way to becoming a pro!

Jungle Padel offers 1-2-1 coaching sessions starting at IDR 500,000 for one person for an hour. Or those who want to get the whole gang involved can book for up to four people starting at IDR 1,200,000.

Sessions with the Jungle Padel senior coach and head coach are priced at a premium. Lessons include court rental, the coach’s time and expertise, a racket, balls, and training equipment. All tourists have to do is rock up in their gym gear with a bottle of water and a can-do attitude!

Those who are already confident with the basics and rules of padel can simply rent a court. Court rental costs IDR 130,000 per person for 60 minutes and IDR 190,000 per person for 90 minutes.

Most people play doubles, and courts are hired out based on a doubles game; those playing a singles game will be charged the full court rate. 

Part of the reason why padel has undergone such a rapid period of growth is the highly social nature of the game. Much like five-a-side football, the social aspect of a game before, during and after gives almost as much of a serotonin boost as the sport itself. 

Jungle Padel is all about community and has been named a club player of the month. In March, Sherif Refaat was honored and shared his love of the game on social media.

He said, “As someone who has usually been all about watersports, diving into the padel scene has been like finding a hidden treasure chest on a snorkeling adventure! I mean, who knew swinging a racket could be so addictive and fun, right?”

He added “The blend of cardio, technique, and non-stop banter on and off the court is just pure magic. And here in Bali, the padel community’s warmth and diversity make every match an absolute joy.”

He added “Jungle padel club’s facilities are top-notch, the booking app is smoother than a wave on a calm day, and the staff? Well, let’s just say they’re the icing on the cake – always smiling and ready to serve up some fun! Can’t wait to smash some balls with you all again soon!”

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Wayan Bo

Sunday 5th of May 2024

It’s evident that worlds best tennis player Novak Đoković was in Bali.

James Bond

Tuesday 7th of May 2024

@Wayan Bo, obviously you don't know the difference between Padel and Tennis.