Padel in Manchester: Your Guide to the Best Venues

Manchester has always been a city with a rich sports culture, and now there's a new game in town that's quickly gaining popularity, Padel. This dynamic and fast-paced racquet sport, a mix between tennis and squash, is capturing the hearts of sports enthusiasts across the city. Let's dive into why Padel is becoming the next big thing in Manchester and explore the best venues where you can play.

Padel is an incredibly accessible sport that offers a fun, social, and competitive experience. Played in doubles on a smaller court than tennis, surrounded by glass walls, it’s easy to pick up for beginners and still challenging for experienced players, offering longer rallies and more points to be won, making the experience positive for most participants. Not to mention the amount of celebrity endorsements Padel has had from huge stars such as David Beckham, Neymar, Jay Shetty and many more. It is clear to see why Padel is becoming so popular and, of course, Manchester is quickly accommodating for the demand of leagues, tournaments and facilities.


Top Padel Venues in Manchester…

Club de Padel

This was Manchester’s first Padel Club Among and a standout one at that! Club de Padel located in the heart of the city, in Castlefield, is a premier destination for padel enthusiasts with a stunning backdrop of Sky Scrapers. The Club has state-of-the-art courts, professional coaching, and a welcoming atmosphere for players of all levels. The club prides itself on its vibrant community, regularly hosting social events, leagues, and tournaments that bring players together. 

Location: Owen Street, Manchester M15 4TQ

The Northern 

Located in Didsbury, The Northern accommodates Tennis, Squash and other fitness activities as well as Padel. Boasting two indoor Padel courts, you are able to play all year round but have to book well in advance to get secure a court!

Location: Palatine Road, West Didsbury, Manchester, M20 3YA

Manchester Padel Club

Join the Club dedicated solely to the sport of Padel in South Manchester! Experience the state-of-the art covered centre court, panoramic outdoor show courts and social space within the vibrant community that accommodates beginners and advanced players and offers 1 on 1 and group coaching sessions with leading professional coaches that bring a wealth of expertise. With more courts and a fitness area coming soon!

Location: Trinity Sports Centre, Cambridge St, Manchester M15 6HP

Soul Padel Club at Decathlon Stockport

This club offers two tournament grade outdoor Padel courts right next to the Decathlon store in Stockport. Plenty of free parking, a small club house with access to equipment and an onsite cafe serving coffee, cold drinks and snacks. There are regular social events including Intro to Padel for beginners, LGBTQ+ Padel Socials, Padel Mind and Soul, Ladies Morning, Over 60's Social,Summer Soulstice, Group Training Sessions and many more!

Location: Bartle House, 9 Oxford Court, Manchester, M2 3WQ

David Lloyd Manchester North & Manchester Trafford City

Known for its luxurious sports facilities, both David Lloyd's in Manchester include high-quality Padel courts. Members can enjoy a full range of amenities, from fitness classes to swimming pools, along with their Padel sessions.

Location: Heywood Old Rd, Middleton, Manchester M24 4TH / Barton Embankment, Trafford City, Manchester M17 8RH 

The Padel Club Wilmslow

The club currently has 4 high specification courts built for high performance, lit by sports LED lighting. It is a society in Wilmslow that aims to 'unite players, start conversation, have a laugh, and discover the exciting new sport!' There are plans for more courts around Manchester due for building to commence this Summer in Trafford City and this Autumn in Gloucester Quays.

Location: Handforth, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 3PE


The Padel community in Manchester is rapidly expanding, with more players joining the fun every day. Local clubs and venues are not only providing excellent facilities but also creating leagues, tournaments, and social events. Whether you're a seasoned athlete or just looking for a new way to stay active, Padel offers a unique and enjoyable experience.

If you’re interested in joining the Padel craze, then head to one of Manchester's top venues and give it a try. Most clubs offer equipment rental, so you can jump straight into the action without any hassle. Keep an eye out for beginner clinics and open days if you're new to the sport – it's a great way to learn the basics and meet fellow players.

As Padel continues to gain traction, Manchester is poised to become a hub for this exciting sport. So grab your racquet, find a partner, and start playing - you might just find your new favourite hobby!