EEP Capital Announces Latest Padel Investment, Bay Padel

JULY 20, 2023 – Introducing Bay Padel: San Francisco’s Premier Padel and Pickleball Club

Sports investment firm EEP Capital continues to expand its footprint of investments in the San Francisco region with its latest investment in Bay Padel. A visionary Padel and Pickleball club, Bay Padel enters into the vibrant sports scene of the Bay Area. With a commitment to inclusivity and fostering a sense of community, Bay Padel aims to redefine the club experience for Padel and Pickleball enthusiasts across multiple locations, starting with its first opening in San Francisco in September/October 2023.

“Lucas and Matias have been on our radar since we first met them. They presented a vision for a company that resonated – starting with their passion for padel growing up in Argentina to their business plan for a company in the US. They have shown drive and dedication founding their company and securing locations for padel centers. We’re excited to partner with them.” Alan Flatt, President EEP Capital.

Bay Padel is driven by a mission to create a distinct local club experience that takes a fresh approach. By focusing on fostering a warm and welcoming atmosphere, the club aims to be a place where members and visitors can come together, have fun, and forge lasting connections. Whether one is a seasoned player or new to the sport, Bay Padel’s facilities, services, and programs cater to players of all skill levels.

Bay Padel’s facilities will feature multiple Padel and Pickleball courts, equipped with great amenities to ensure an exceptional playing experience. The club’s inviting lounge area will provide a comfortable space for socializing, relaxing, and enjoying post-game conversations. Additionally, a pro shop will offer a wide range of equipment, apparel, and accessories to meet the needs of players.

With a state-of-the-art academy, players will have access to professional coaching and training programs, allowing them to enhance their skills and achieve new levels of proficiency. The club will also organize regular tournaments and events, offering an opportunity for friendly competition and a chance to connect with fellow enthusiasts.

“We are thrilled to bring the excitement of Padel and Pickleball to the San Francisco Bay Area in an exclusive yet inviting locations”, said Matias Gandufo, co-founder of Bay Padel. “Our clubs are designed to be a haven for players of all backgrounds and abilities, where they can enjoy the sports, socialize, and become part of a close-knit community. We believe that by promoting inclusivity and providing top-notch facilities and services, we can create an unparalleled experience for our members.” Lucas Tepman, Bay Padel member.

EEP Capital, the first dedicated venture capital firm for the US Padel market, already invests in New York City’s first and only club, Padel Haus, run by Santiago Gomez. The venture company also participates in the new professional padel league in North America, the Pro Padel League, as the owner of the Los Angeles franchise, Los Angeles Beat.  EEP Capital now holds core investments on both coasts of the US.

EEP Capital investors include Swedish, US, and Spanish sports entrepreneurs, including active NHL players Jacob Markström and Elias Lindholm, as well as professional Padel players on the World Padel Tour.

About Bay Padel

Bay Padel is a pioneering Padel and Pickleball club in San Francisco and the Bay Area. With a mission to create inclusive clubs that embrace players of all backgrounds and abilities, Bay Padel provides an exceptional environment for individuals to enjoy the sports, build a strong sense of community, and grow in their chosen disciplines. Through top of the line facilities, professional coaching, tournaments, and events, Bay Padel aims to revolutionize the local Padel and Pickleball scene and inspire a lifelong love for these dynamic sports. For more information about Bay Padel and its upcoming grand opening, join the Bay Padel community at

About EEP Capital LLC

EEP Capital was established in 2022 to provide early-stage venture capital and know-how to US based Padel entrepreneurs. EEP Capital invests in early-stage companies including consumer oriented padel clubs, high growth opportunities in sports technology, consumer goods, and sports teams, as well as providing best-practice know-how in padel sport to help secure long-term success. The company was founded by seasoned padel entrepreneurs, former corporate executives and professional athletes with main focus on investing in the US market. EEP Capital is based in Laguna Beach, CA, and is an affiliate of EE Padel, a global supplier of Padel courts and accessories. For more info, check out

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