What is Padel?

What is Padel?

Padel is a racket sport that combines elements of tennis, squash and badminton and is played by over 12 million people. Padel is doubles only and played outdoors and indoors.

A padel court is smaller than a tennis court (10m x 20m) and is surrounded by glass walls and steel fence. The similarities to tennis are the presence of a net, the scoring system and the balls (slightly softer). Padel bats are small so easier to manoeuvre than tennis rackets.            

Padel is fun, accessible and very sociable. It is an appealing game for all ages and levels of players.

 

Young adults

  • During an hour of padel each player will be actively involved for 50 minutes.
  • It makes of Padel a fun workout over a short period of time
  • 30% of padel players are women
  • 30% of padel players are new to racket sports

Seniors

  • Perfect intermediate between tennis and golf.
  • Less strenuous on the body than tennis or squash but still offers great cardiovascular exercise                                  
  • A great moment to share with the whole family

Children

  • Can start playing padel from 4 years old.
  • They love playing padel because the game is relatively easy for them, they can start having rallies immediately
  • Promotes teamwork as well as hand-eye coordination
  • A helpful starting point towards tennis.

 

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