Welcome to Finland, the northern land of pure nature, thousands of lakes, advanced technology and education – and of course Santa Claus! It is said that Finns are the happiest people in the world but in their own opinion there is no need to exaggerate. Finns are a nation of 5,5 million humble and friendly people, who welcome you to explore their beautiful country.
Finns like ice hockey and cross-country skiing. But when the first padel court was built in Finland in 2003, Finns fell in love with the game and the rest is history. The number of padel enthusiasts has grown rapidly and is currently estimated at over 60,000. A new padel court is opened every week and there are already nearly 1,000 courts in Finland.
The city of Tampere is in the Western part of Finland and is the largest inland city in the Nordic countries. Tampere is defined by unique characteristics as it is surrounded by two beautiful lakes connected by Tammerkoski rapids that flow through the city center. Being in the forefront of industrial development and technological innovations has left a permanent mark on the city, as red-brick industrial buildings still frame the shores of Tammerkoski rapids.
Today Tampere is better known for its close proximity to nature. Urban nature and lake views in and around the city center paired with clean water and fresh air – the scenery does not get much better than this! Tampere plays a prominent role in modern Finnish society, with a broad selection of restaurants, cafés, shopping opportunities and museums. Tampere is famous for its 36 public saunas and is even named the Sauna Capital of the World.
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The people of Tampere are sports enthusiast. Tampere is called the capital of ice hockey in Finland, as the first ever ice hockey arena in Finland, Hakametsä, was opened in the city in 1965. A next generation, state-of-the-art sport and concert venue Nokia Arena was built in the city center in 2021. Tampere unquestionably has a strong identity in various sports.
As well as ice hockey, Tampere is the capital of padel in Finland. With more than 10 courts and 20 000 active players, Tampere offers a vibrant and exciting padel scene. Tampere has more courts per capita than any other city in Finland.
Padel Tampere is the largest operator of padel clubs and courts in Tampere. Padel Tampere clubs are modern and exciting places to play padel with a great communal atmosphere. At eight different locations, the clubs have all the facilities and services for an ultimate experience.
Padel Tampere is a partner of Padel Travel Finland.