Type: Ball sports, Racket sports



Padel is speedy and accessible. Exciting rallies are guaranteed. Come and join padel at USC Tennis. It is a joy to play!


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Padel at USC: how does that work?

  • USC Tennis has 2 official artificial grass padel courts with light installation.
  • You can rent a padel court onetime.
  • You can rent a padel court on a regular basis via
  • Rackets and balls can be rent.

Padel court reservation

You do not have to be a USC member to reserve a padel court. Everyone can rent a court onetime and come and play padel.

I want to play between Monday – Thursday 17.00 – 22.00 or Friday 17.00 – 20.00

  • Use the above timetable and easily make a reservation for a court online or call (020) 525 89 32.
  • You pay in advance for your reservation at the tennis pavilion desk.
  • Need rackets and balls? No problem! You can rent these at the desk.
  • You can make a reservation maximally 6 days in advance (online).
  • If you are not acquainted with the rules there is someone who can explain the padel game.

I want to play outside these hours

  • If you want to play outside the above hours call (020) 525 89 32. You can do this from Monday up to and including Thursday between 17.00 and 22.00 and Friday between 17.00 and 20.00. You will hear what to do in order to play.

What is Padel?

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.


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Court rent (per hour)
Cat I € 10,-
Cat II/III € 20,-
Check your category,

NB: Players in different categories? The court rent is determined per player: Cat I € 2,50 and Cat II/III € 5. If you play with less than 4 people minimal court rent is € 10.

Racket (rent) € 2,50
3 balls (buy) € 6,50

As an introduction
Chip & Charge members can use the padel courts for free. You can make reservations by phone no more than 2 hours beforehand. When you make a reservation more than 2 hours beforehand normal court rent applies.

Opening hours USC Tennis
– Tennispark
Monday – Sunday 8.00 – 24.00
Tennis desk
Monday – Thursday 17.00 – 22.00
Friday 17.00 – 20.00

Outside the opening hours of the tennis desk you can turn to sportcentrum Universum.


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

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Tariff categories

Categories shortened (for full categories)
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
One-time subscription fee  € 10,-