Pickleball has become a popular pastime in America over the last few years. Real estate developers nationwide have been adding courts to their projects, and players have been building courts at home.

Next up is Padel, now the fastest-growing sport in the U.S., with courts being offered as the new hot amenity at luxury residential developments. Padel is played on a court similar in size to a pickleball court but has walls that can be used in play, like racquetball and squash.

Padel originated in Mexico and expanded to the Middle East, Asia, and Europe. It is finally gaining traction in the U.S. as a fast-paced, social sport requiring athleticism. Padel courts have been popping up across America, especially in NYC and Miami. It’s attracting top professional athletes as both players and investors. David Beckham and Dwyane Wade have invested in Reserve Padel, which has pop-up facilities in both Manhattan and on Watson Island in Miami.

The Reserve Cup was held recently in February at Padel Reserve located at the Seaplane Base overlooking Biscayne Bay in Miami. It was a star-studded social affair among top-notch players and spectators. These courts are quite the spot to see and be seen outdoors nowadays, rather than inside a dark nightclub.

Founder Wayne Boichs Reserve Padel is a swanky spot offering waterfront sunset viewing while imbibing in premium food and drinks and listening to live DJ tunes. Since Miami is such an international city and Padel a global sport, many already knew and played the game, so popularity rose fast.

In NYC, developer Michael Stern added Padel to his prestigious 111 West 57th residential tower. One Park Tower, part of SoLe Mia in North Miami being developed by LeFrak and Turnberry, will be home to the first permanent Padel club from Reserve Padel with four indoor and six outdoor Padel courts. This North Miami residential master-planned community will also have two pickleball courts. A few other luxury residential developments that will include pickleball courts as an amenity include St. Regis Miami, The Standard Residences Wynwood, Cipriani Brickell, and Vita at Grove Isle in Coconut Grove, plus The Perigon in Miami Beach.

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