Padels Up for a Game of Padel Tennis

Join us for some fast-moving padel fun!

The Maldives is the perfect tropical escape, surrounded by white sandy beaches and embellished with lush natural island beauty. It is also ideal for active travellers looking for a retreat in a sunny paradise filled with many adrenaline-filled activities to break out a sweat in the tropical weather. The Signature Collection by Hideaway is the perfect destination for your next luxurious island vacation – secluded, opulent with the added bonus of having Hideaway’s extensive array of recreational experiences available including Padel Tennis.

Padel Tennis is considered the fastest growing sport in the world and has been attracting celebrity players and advocates in recent years, including Peter Crouch, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and Andy Murray. Padel Tennis courts are being built worldwide and Maldives is no exception with Hideaway proudly being one of the few providers of this experience here. Guests can book the courts to play together or opt to book one of our sports masters or tennis pros to have a hit around together. The new Padel Tennis court is next to the Hideaway Golf Centre – a fairly recent addition to Hideaway’s vast number of recreational activities, all available to The Signature Collection guests. Notable among these activities include, eSurfing, professionally surfaced two tennis courts, a huge and well-stocked gym, a rec room with table tennis and foosball, an outdoor gym with a punching bag, a half-basketball court, and many more experiences on the way.

How it’s done

Padel Tennis (also known as Padel) is a racket sport typically played in doubles on an enclosed court roughly 25% smaller than a tennis court. Scoring is the same as regular tennis, with similar balls but slightly less pressure. The court, rules, and play styles are very different from regular tennis. The main differences are that the court has walls where players can play the balls off them, similar to the game of squash, and that solid bats are used. The height of the ball being served must be at or below the waist level.

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