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Canada’s first-ever indoor Padel courts

Aforza has partnered with Padel Canada to install Calgary’s first-ever indoor Padel courts. There are three courts inside our building and available for booking by both public and members during regular business hours. The courts are installed as part of a trial from August 2021 to September 2022.

What is Padel?

Padel is a unique mixture of tennis and squash. It is played over a tennis net, using the tennis scoring system and tennis balls, but on a 10- x 20-metre court with enclosed glass walls — much like a squash court.

Why would a tennis player want to play Padel?

Padel combines action, fun and social interaction. It’s a great sport for players of all ages and skills because it is easy to pick up and becomes more intense as a player’s skill level improves. Most players get the basics within the first half hour of playing, which allows them to enjoy the game right away.
Tennis skills are easily transferred to the sport of Padel (i.e. volleys, overheads, return of serve) but playing on a smaller court and being able to use the walls add a new elements of fun and make the rallies more exciting and longer. If the balls gets by you in tennis the point is over, but with Padel you can play it off the wall.

Padel history

Padel was created in Mexico in 1969 and is now hugely popular in many European and Latin American countries. In Spain it is now second only to football in participation numbers. The number of courts in the UK has doubled in just one 18-month period. Padel is often said to be the fastest-growing sport in the world and one of the most fun and addictive.

Tennis players naturally gravitate to Padel. Just ask Daniel Nester, former #1-ranked doubles player in the world and a Davis Cup player for Canada. Daniel loves the sport so much that he is spearheading two new locations for indoor Padel in Canada. Rafa Nadal, Maria Sharapova, Andy Murray and Martina Hingis are also enthusiastic about this sport.

  • check-markFun at all levels and very social
  • check-markEasy to play
  • check-markPeople with injuries can play competently and have fun
  • check-markAt the highest levels it’s a very physically demanding sport
  • check-markAt the recreation level the physical demand is mild to moderate
  • check-markSuitable for all ages
  • check-markAffordably priced with four people per game

Play Padel

These programs are for kids ages 9 – 15 who want to learn and play Padel but who may not be interested in competing in provincial tournaments. Participants learn the necessary techniques and tactics to feel comfortable playing a game of singles or doubles with a friend or their parents.

Aforza offers introductory, intermediate and advanced padel programming. Whether you are completely new to padel, learning beyond your basic skills or focused on building on a strong foundation of existing padel skills, we’ve got the right program for you.  

Every padel player has areas of their game that need improving. Whether it’s strengthening strokes, improving fitness, or becoming tactically smarter on the court, ​​private bookings allow the coach to design lessons specifically around what the player needs.

We offer U12 and U16 padel camps. Athletes are challenged in a variety of game-based drills that improve their physical ability and tactical skills. Our coaches end each day with a fun game that keeps your children asking for more.

Aforza offers four levels of padel league programming. Whether you are completely new to the sport or already a pro, this is a great way to meet other players your level.