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Paddle tennis on outdoor courts

At Daftö, there are two outdoor courts located up on the Höglandet. These can be booked through and are available for both guests staying at the resort, local residents, and day visitors. Rackets can be rented, and balls can be purchased at the reception during its opening hours.

Play padel tennis at Daftö in Strömstad

We have two outdoor courts at Daftö. If you arrive by car, you can park opposite the courts.

Alternatively, if you want to play padel tennis indoors, Strömstad Padel has plenty of courts to offer. These can also be booked via Matchi and are only 5 km from Daftö Resort.

Book a court

You book the courts through Matchi, and you can rent rackets and buy balls at the reception during its opening hours. You book the courts for 60 minutes, and they are open from 6:30 AM to 10:30 PM. Upon booking, you will receive a code for the court, which you will also use for the gate leading up to Höglandet.


How do you play padel?

It is played on a court with two halves separated by a net, just like in tennis. However, players can also use the walls in the game, which is more similar to squash. The rules are a combination of both sports.

A padel racket is made of composite material with perforations on the hitting surface. It does not consist of strings like in tennis and squash. The absence of strings means that the ball impact does not have the same force, resulting in a softer hit.

The ball in padel is essentially the same as a tennis ball but slightly softer. There are rules for how hard the pressure should be, but for amateur play, a regular tennis ball works just fine.

The serve must be underarm. A ball that hits the walls or the ground is still in play, similar to squash. It is allowed to rebound the ball off one's own glass wall onto the opponent's court. The scoring system is the same as in tennis.

Skill Levels - Which level do you belong to?

  1. Never held a racket.
  2. Beginner. Learning the basics of padel.
  3. Beginner Advanced. Knows the basics but struggles with groundstrokes and wall shots.
  4. Recreational player. Familiar with the basics and can increase the pace but not consistent.
  5. Average. Played for a couple of years and can get the ball over the net most of the time with reasonable force. Serve/drop and similar may still be inconsistent.
  6. Average Advanced. Like level 5 but with better smashes and special shots. Also more consistent and controlled.
  7. Experienced. Can defend and turn the game against the opponent. Can maintain pressure with heavy volleys and build up and hit winners. Besides matches, you probably have started specific padel exercises.
  8. Skilled. Mastered all technical and tactical aspects of the game. Can read the game and use different tactical elements depending on the opponent. You are probably among the best players in your club and play padel regularly, likely with a coach.
  9. Expert. Belong to the absolute best and master the game at the highest level, able to play national competitions with good results.
  10. Like Fernando Belasteguín, Paquito Navarro, or someone similar in their prime but better.
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