Padel and Pickleball

Padel is a unique sport that combines the best elements of tennis, racquetball, and squash while eliminating the frustrating aspects of those three sports. Padel is played by four players in teams of two. The scoring is the same as in tennis. Play begins when the serving team serves the ball underhanded into the service box of the receiving team. After the return the ball can be volleyed, smashed or ground stroked. After the ball is struck it must travel over the net and hit the court surface. Once the ball hits the court surface players can opt to let the ball bounce against back walls, sidewalls, or the side wire fence and then play it back across the net. The players have two chances to hit the ball, one before the ball reaches the walls/fences and one after the ball bounces off the walls/fences surrounding the Padel court. 

The Houstonian Club was for many years home to the United States Padel Team, highest ranking at 7th in the world. Private and group lessons are available for all levels. The Club has two international Padel courts that are lighted and have a synthetic grass surface and was resurfaced in May 2023. 

Padel Lessons
Private Lessons: Racquet Sports Pros
30 minutes - $45            
1 hour - $85                        
90 minutes - $120

1 Hour Group Lessons:
2 people - $48 each
3 people - $40 each
4 people + - $35 each

90 Minute Group Lessons:
2 people - $65 each
3 people - $55 each
4 people - $45 each
5 people - $40 each

Padel Open Play 
Come out and meet other Padel players in an open play format. Players will be rotated according to skill level. 
Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - Intermediate/Advanced
RSVP to Chris Moore at

Junior Padel Academy with Chris Moore, USPA Certified, Top 3 Ranked Padel Pro.
Have your children learn one of the fastest-growing international racquet sports worldwide. Intermediate/Advanced.
Mondays and Thursdays,  4 to 5 p.m.

1 Hour Class - $160 per month
1.5 Hour Class - $220 per month
4 Classes Per Month
1 Hour Daily Rate - $50 per child

*Loaner and Rental paddles are available upon request in the Racquet Sports Office and also available for purchase.

For more information or to schedule a Padel court or lesson please contact Racquet Sports Department by phone at 713.685.6847. All lessons, clinics and programs must be canceled at least 24 hours in advance to avoid full charges


Pickleball is an exciting sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. This sport is created for all ages and skill levels to enjoy. The rules are simple and the game is easy to learn for beginners, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. This game can be played as doubles or singles. 
Courtside Pro Shop, Pickleball Court Reservations, and Racquet Sports Retail:

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Pickleball Lessons

Private Lessons: Racquet Sports Pros
30 Minutes - $45            
1 Hour - $85                        
90 Minutes - $120

1 Hour Group Lessons:
2 People - $48 each
3 People - $40 each
4 People + - $35 each

90 Minute Group Lessons:
2 People - $65 each
3 People - $55 each
4 People - $45 each
5 People - $40 each

Pickleball Open Play
Saturday Mornings, 9 - 11 a.m.
Tuesday Nights, 6 - 8 p.m.