Why Everybody Is Talking About Boutique Padel Venue Matcha Club

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Al Quoz hotspot Matcha Club is bringing padel to the masses

Whether you’re a gym bunny, part-time partaker or only do marathons of the Netflix variety, chances are you’ve heard Dubai’s fitness fanatics buzzing about padel. Landing somewhere in the middle of tennis and squash, padel is played using smooth fibreglass racquets and low-pressure tennis balls on a court roughly 25 per cent smaller than a traditional tennis court. Its popularity has skyrocketed among athletes and novices alike as it’s played in doubles and requires no previous experience. While padel clubs have been sprouting up all over the city to meet demand, none are as Instagram-worthy as boutique padel venue Matcha Club.


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Located in the oh-so-trendy Al Quoz, Macha Club comprises six outdoor padel tennis courts, a studio wellness programme and French-Japanese restaurant Nette. Outside, the terracotta courts are punctuated with lush greenery and Al Quoz’s signature stripped-back aesthetic, but venture into the restaurant and you’ll be presented with sleek interiors, rattan accents and earthy tones perfect for unwinding after a competitive match. From the creators of Dubai eatery Cassette, Nette offers an extensive menu of good-for-you dishes and delicious beverages including, of course, a matcha latte.


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Matcha Club ensures even the most gym-averse in the group will have a great time by straying away from the often intimidating atmosphere of a gym and instead insisting visitors join the club to connect and build relationships with one another. After all, Matcha Club describes itself as “a community hangout for forging connection, celebrating the outdoors and providing a mindful escape from the hustle.” We could all use more than a little of the latter. Book Now

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  • Words by Savanna Smith