Start your own padel business
This JUBO PADEL guide is designed to help anyone who is interested in starting this project, and who needs some advice and suggestions, to get it right.
In JUBO PADEL we have a long experience in the management of padel and sports clubs in general, since they have been our clients for more than 20 years. We always share 100% of our knowledge with our customers, for which we have the JUBO PADEL network. In this guide, you will find some of our best tips and suggestions to start your own padel club.
Mark your goal
Before starting your project, you should consider the following basic aspects.
Choose the right place
There are many details to consider when choosing a location. Here are some:
What permits are needed for the opening of the business?
The economy is always a fundamental factor. It is important to have the correct expenses in order to be competitive, also to stand firm in the situation of greater competition and decrease in rental prices for padel courts. Here are some economic factors to consider: :
The choice of the correct padel court
Depending on the price, appearance and function, you can choose between different models, according to your needs. You can read here more about the JUBO PADEL courts models. Choose the right model for your sports center, according to the right conditions. The PANORAMIC court is more expensive and slightly more fragile, but it gives an open and spectacular impression. The VISION court (standard court) is the most stable and versatile, also suitable for all players, easy to transport and install. The FORTE court is the classic model, the most robust, extreme weatherproof. All are prepared to be installed outdoors, even with the possibility of incorporating protections and extra reinforcements (although the standard courts are all the highest quality and work excellently).
A wide variety of accessories are available to customize the padel courts according to the wishes and requirements of the client. Examples of accessories are the different types of scoreboards, benches, protections for the entrances and net posts, sliding doors, extra zinc primer (previous to painting), custom corners with laser cutting, use only large glasses (WPT system), lighting columns with different shapes, etc. More information about JUBO PADEL accessories here.
99% of the world's padel courts come from Spain. The transport can be by truck or by container (maritime transport). Check with the supplier so that transportation is included in the price. Make sure that the supplier protects the material so that it arrives in perfect conditions.
The installation of the courts must be done by professionals, because many construction auctions require experience and knowledge of the assembly. Although installing a metallic structure may seem simple, it must be calibrated perfectly correcting the millimeter unevenness of the floor so that there is no problem with the installation of the glass and the end of the turf below the structure. If you are thinking of saving some money and want to install the court yourself, JUBO PADEL can send a smaller team to help you. The installation time for a good quality court is approximately three days and three people. Additional time may be required if many accessories must be installed.
Make sure your supplier delivers extra material from each component to facilitate future maintenance of the padel courts. For example, extra sand, glue, screws, plugs, LED floodlights, glass, etc.
Consult your supplier to obtain a maintenance manual for the courts you buy. Also make sure you have someone who can carry out the regular maintenance of the courts and if the provider can help you with this.
Consult your supplier about the applicable warranty conditions. Normally, these are different guarantees depending on what parts of the court are involved. The guarantee in construction is usually 3 years and up. The guarantee on glass generally does not exist, since it depends on "external circumstances". The guarantee on the turf also varies according to the quality of this, as well as for the lighting.
Important things to think about
Starting and executing activities with padel is quite new (not in Spain or Argentina), but as the padel continues growing, it also continues to accumulate experience, creating development and learning, including JUBO PADEL that manufactures and installs padel courts since the year 1998 with more than 1500 courts made. Here we have gathered some tips and suggestions:
It is important to think and plan how to bring the courts to the installation place. An opening / door of at least 3.5 x 3.5m is required (better if the truck can arrive directly to the installation place). Once the courts are unloaded at your installation site, you can reduce the size of the entrance, although you should always think about future maintenance or replacements. Most suppliers require that you receive the material by yourself, for which a truck crane and 4 people are required. In any case, you should consult with your provider about everything you need. In JUBO PADEL we send a personalized unload manual, photos and videos during the loading of your courts, and a manual with all the practical information prior to installation. JUBO PADEL can also do the download if you are hired this.
Remember to always use a qualified electrician to do and be responsible for all electrical installations. Saving money here can be very expensive in the medium or long term.
Remember that you must install the buried tubes for electrical cables until to the lighting columns of the padel courts (you can also install the light on the ceiling, if it is covered, avoiding vibration in the floodlights by receiving hits during the game).
Get help from companies that previously created padel clubs, talk to the owners, get their advice, suggestions and experience. This is also available for free on the JUBO PADEL network
Schools are an interesting target group to create visits and income during the day. One way to get a more efficient use of a padel court is to install an adjustable net that can be used for both padel and volleyball (volleyball is a popular school activity and can be played well on a padel court). Think of offering other sports to expand your service portfolio. In the mornings, offer services or special prices for retirees, for companies or for groups of friends.
If you do not have space for another padel court of standard dimensions (which has exterior dimensions of 20.8x10.8m), then you may be able to place a padel singles (with the outer dimensions of 20.8x6.8m). Excellent as a technical court, appreciated among friends and couples, because sometimes it is difficult to gather 4 people, good for training from small children to seniors, so that they become familiar with the ball, racket, net and walls.