Play the Game that’s taking the World by storm in a safe and secure environment at Zwartkop Country Club

Bookings, payments and cancellations are done via the Playtomic App so download it today!

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Once the App is installed, open it and select the blue “register” button. Fill in all the registration form, including name, email and a password. Tick the required boxes and select “Create an account”. Select your “level” and then complete and verify your profile.

What Is Padel Tennis?

Padel tennis has become a fast-growing sport in South Africa, with hundreds of well-established courts nationwide in 2023, despite the first court only arriving in the country in late 2020.

Being a fun mixture of tennis and squash, padel can be enjoyed by all ages and skill levels.

The growing popularity of this sport is not unique to South Africa, as it has garnered over 25 million players across 90 countries worldwide.

According to, padel is now Spain’s second most popular sport after soccer, with 6 million players and 20,000 courts countrywide. Argentina is estimated to have over 2 million players, while Italy boasts around 5,000 courts countywide. In 2023, there will be 15,000 new padel courts currently under construction across Europe, the group said.

While the sport has a similar scoring system to tennis, its plays, courts and racquets are very different. The courts are enclosed and gameplay allows for the ball to be played off them. The racquets, meanwhile, are solid and stringless.

The sport has become so popular that it is increasingly being included in international events, with the aim of getting it into the Olympics.

There were roughly 176 padel courts nationwide as of the end of 2022 – with more courts opening up in Gqeberha, Knysna and Ballito, among other places, in 2023.

According to estimates, South Africa’s player base is in the hundreds of thousands.

How do you play padel tennis?

Padel is similar to tennis in that:- 

- It is played either as a doubles game (4 people) or as singles (2 people).

- Scoring is the same

- Players have 2 attempts at a serve and must hit into an opponent's box to start the game.

- Matches are made up of three sets, each with six games. The winners of two out of the three sets are the winners

-A set is won when a team wins six games (with at least a two-game difference), failing that, the set gets decided by a tie-break

Padel is different to tennis in that:-

- The courts are smaller than a tennis court and have glass and wire mesh walls. Shots can be played off the walls like in squash, but the ball must bounce on the ground before hitting the glass wall or wire fencing. The ball may not hit the wire fencing on the serve.

- For the serve, the ball must be dropped behind the baseline and may not bounce higher than the waist. The serve must then be hit underhanded, diagonally into the opponents square.

- Padel balls are slightly smaller and have slightly less pressure than tennis balls so do, so they do not bounce as much.

- Padel bats have no strings and are much shorter than a tennis racket.

Operating Hours

Monday to Sunday

06h00 – 22h00 (last booking at 21h00)

(Ball purchases and racket rentals can be done at the TopTrack Range Counter)



  • Bookings, payments and cancellations are done primarily via the Playtomic App. Call our padel / range phone on 072-629-3569 for assistance
  • Download the App and create an account.
  • To Book a Court open the Playtomic App and click on “Book a Court”. Search for TopPadel @ Zwartkop or add TopPadel @ Zwartkop to “Your Clubs” in your Playtomic Account.
  • Select “Book” and choose the date and time you want to play. Scroll down to select the court you want to book and how long you want to book for (rates are charged by the hour). Tap on “Pay your part” or “Pay for everything” and choose your payment method. Select “Continue Payment” to complete the booking process.
  • Balls at R150 for a sleeve can be purchased and rackets can be rented, from the TopTrack Range Counter.
  • Rackets may be purchased but are also available on a rental basis from the range kiosk at a rental fee of R50. Rackets must be returned to the range kiosk / padel staff directly after your game. 
  • T’s & C’s apply to rentals, and players who damage equipment intentionally will be liable for the replacement cost of the racket.

  • Cancellation Policy
    You can cancel your booking up to 24 Hours in advance of your scheduled match through the Playtomic App. Refunds would be credited to your original payment method, so either via Playtomic or the Club, minus the cancellation fee.
  • For cancellations within 24 hours, please contact the padel / range phone directly on 072-629-3569, explaining the situation and requesting them to cancel your reservation. Refunds within 24-hours would be effected to your Playtomic Wallet (minus the cancellation fee) or via EFT
  • To cancel a booking via the Playtomic App tap on “Play a match” then “My  Matches” in the top right corner. Tap on the match that you want to cancel & then on the three dots at the top right corner of the screen. Select “See booking or cancel”. Tap on “Cancel” at the bottom of the page.

    If you are already at the Club and are unable to play due to weather, you will receive a refund as above

  • Discovery Vitality Points System
  • TopPadel Zwartkop is now a Discovery Vitality Points linked fitness facility so you can get Vitality Points for playing padel!
  • If you are a Discovery Vitality member, make sure that you scan in at the start of your session using the Octiv QR code at the Toppadel Zwartkop kiosk on the range.
  • You must scan out again at the end of your session as the QR code is updated everyhour. You will be rewarded with 100 Vitality Points when you exercise for at least 30 minutes. (Please note that it can take 3 – 5 days for points to reflect)


TopPadel at Zwartkop Rates

Rates R100 pp / hour i.e. R400 per court per hour

Bookings are made and paid for via the Playtomic App. Please note that Playtomic charges a nominal booking fee.

Members receive a 10% discount which is applied in the payment process on the Playtomic App. 

20% OFF FROM 06h00 - 09h00 & 40% from 10h00 - 15h00 (MONDAY TO SUNDAY)

Acknowledgement of Risks, Injury & Obligations

By partaking in padel tennis at Zwartkop I acknowledge that the activity I am to undertake is a dangerous activity and that by participating in it I am exposed to certain risks.

I acknowledge and understand that whilst participating in such activity:-

  • I may be injured, and may even die
  • My personal property may be lost or damaged
  • Other persons participating in such activity may cause me injury or may damage my property
  • I may cause injury to other persons or damage their property
  • There may be no or inadequate facilities for treatment or transport of me if I am injured
  • I assume the risk of and the responsibility for any injury, death or property damage resulting from my participation in the activity.

Release and Indemnity:-

I agree that I participate in the activity at my sole risk and responsibility.

I release, indemnify and hold harmless, Zwartkop Country Club, its servants and agents, from and against all and any actions or claims which may be made by me or on my behalf or by other parties, for or in respect of, or arising out of any injury, loss, damage or death caused to me or my property whether by negligence, breach of contract or in any way whatsoever.


The Club can be contacted on (012)654-1144, the padel / range staff can be contacted directly on 072-629-3569 or email for more details on TopPadel at Zwartkop.

They will be able to advise you on how to use the courts, availability and bookings for private, VIP or Corporate Functions plus all you need to know about equipment and accessories.

Let Cloud9Padel assist you with Padel as a Corporate Entertainment Tool, Team Building or a Health and Wellness Programme at TopPadel Zwartkop.  Cloud9Padel can put together a FUN event to suit your specific needs and budget as well as arrange a Dunlop Activation for a minimum of 12 people! 

Contact: Gina Read at Cloud9Golf + Cloud9Padel / 082 805 6098 /


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