Bay Padel features four indoor padel courts and two outdoor ones, along with four pickleball courts. There is so much more to the club, though, as it also offers lounges, a gym, a pro shop, and even a coworking space and an art gallery. A restaurant is currently underway, rounding out the fascinating mix that makes up the substantial and dynamic space.
While pickleball has made headlines across the country with its sharp rise in popularity these last two years, padel has its own story of a surge, according to The San Francisco Chronicle, with the number of padel clubs in the United States doubling this past year from 35 to ~70.
Padel may not be the new big thing in the United States yet, but it’s been a beloved sport elsewhere for years. It debuted in Mexico decades ago, and its popularity swept through Europe and South America, where Bay Padel’s entrepreneurial founders hail from. The club’s Argentine founders, Matias Gandulfo and Lucas Tepman, grew up playing the sport every weekend with their families.