Type: Ball sports, Outdoor sports, Racket sports

Padel – free play

Padel is fast and accessible. Rent a court, get a membership or join a course at USC Tennis & Padel in Amsterdam!

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Padel at USC

USC Tennis & Padel has 2 official padel courts.
Rent a court or get a membership.
No experience or want to improve your skills? Join a padel course at your level!
The 2 padel courts are limited available for free play on weekdays from 17.00h, due to the courses.
On weekends, the availability depends on whether there’s competition or an event.
With your membership you can also use the tennis courts. Check tennis!

Which membership do you choose?

a little more expensive but a lot more flexible, this membership can be canceled monthly from scratch.

you’re stuck with us for a year, after which you can cancel your membership monthly. 

rent a single court and enjoy playing.

PADEL COURSES (check them here)
9 classes of padel at your level.

Making a reservation and checking in

  • You need a reservation for every visit to USC.
  • Book your court using the booking button above.
  • With a membership, you can make a reservation 6 days in advance. Renting a court without a membership is possible from 3 days in advance.
  • You can have 2 active reservations for the upcoming 6 days. But as soon as your first reservation is over, you can make a new one. So, you can work out more than twice a week (if there are free spots)!
  • There is a max. of 1 reservation per day. If the court is available after your timeslot, you can continue playing.
  • You can choose how you enter USC: by using the finger scan or by using the My USC – mobile access app. Download the app: Android and iOS.

Check out all reservation and house rules

Book with membership

  • You can make a reservation for timeslots from Monday to Sunday between 07.00 – 24.00h.
  • Do you want to play with a guest? Then you can make a reservation for timeslots from Monday to Friday between 09.00 – 23.00h and Saturday & Sunday between 10.00 – 20.00h. You pay for the guest online and let the guest in with your finger scan or the My USC access app.
  • Book your court via my.uscsport.nl.
  • Please note! Renting or purchasing equipment is only possible during the tennis front desk opening hours (Monday to Friday between 16.00 – 22.00h).

Single court rent

  • You can rent a court without a membership from Monday to Friday between 09.00 – 21.00h and Saturday & Sunday between 10.00 – 20.00h. You pay for the single court rent online and you get access to the tennis park by using the My USC access app.
  • Rent a court via my.uscsport.nl.
  • Please note! Renting or purchasing equipment is only possible during the tennis front desk opening hours (Monday to Friday between 16.00 – 22.00h).

Cancel your booking

Booked a court, but can’t make it? Please cancel in advance.

Cancelling with membership

  • Cancel up to one hour before the start of your reservation (but earlier is encouraged!).
  • Are you not cancelling (on time)? Then you risk a no show fee of €3,-.
  • Are you not paying the no show fee? In that case you can’t make a reservation/work out for 2 weeks.
  • Your no show fee doesn’t end up on the big USC company pile. Check in which sports goal we’re investing the no show fee income.

Cancelling single court rent

  • When you cancel within 24 hours, there will be no refund for the court rent, introduce tickets and/or rented material.
  • In case of unplayable courts due to rain/slipperiness, you can change your reservation to another moment free of costs. Send an email to tennisenpadel@uscsport.nl.

Cancel your court


Never played a game of padel? Or do you want to improve your skills? Join a padel course at USC Tennis & Padel on your level!

Rules of the game

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.

Adapted rules singles game
You play diagonally and you draw a line through half the field, as it were. This is quite easy to do: draw an imaginary line through the center line of the service compartment, all the way up to the rear glass wall. The normal rules of padel apply except for 1 important aspect!
If the ball bounces out of the field lines the first time (for example, just outside the center service line), but the ball would bounce back and bounce inside the field lines, it counts as a point.
You switch between diagonal as you would in tennis. After the first game, after the third, after the fifth, etc.

A.S.T.P.V. Chip & Charge

Chip & Charge is the student association for tennis and padel in Amsterdam. Check their website.

Check this video!

Check out our padel courses!

You can rent a single court, without a membership. Just click the booking button to book a court. Want a membership? Choose one of the memberships below.

Raise in fees per November 2023
We have postponed it as long as possible, but – just like many other businesses – USC cannot avoid it either: indexation of our fees. This means that the fee of all our ongoing Flex and Year memberships will be raised by max. 7,74% per November 2023. When you purchase a membership now, your monthly fee will also increase. Check your monthly fee starting November 2023.

First payment: pro rata
When purchasing a tennis+padel year or flex membership, you’ll pay a pro rata amount.

Direct debit
Subsequently, in the first week of every month, a term will be collected by direct debit.

Canceling is simple
Send an e-mail to usc@uscsport.nl, or cancel your membership in My USC. Your membership will expire on the last day of that month.*

*If you cancel a flex membership in the same month as you purchased it, the membership will end on the last day of the following month. This means that there is always at least one monthly debit via direct debit before a flex subscription expires.

Additional terms and conditions
Check the additional terms and conditions for all info!

Member categories
USC works with 3 different member categories. Check out to which category you belong.

Single court rent (per hour)
€ 29,-

€ 8,50- for all categories

Opening hours USC Tennis & Padel
– with membership: Mon-Sun 07.00 – 00.00
– single court rental and bringing a guest is only possible when the front desk of USC Tennis & Padel or USC Universum is open. You can make a reservation and pay for a court (and guest) online.
Note: When the tennis desk is closed, it is not possible to rent equipment.

Front desk
– Monday to Friday 16.00 – 22.00


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

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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