You may have played it before: padel.
It’s a mix of squash and tennis and above all it’s great fun! Here in Spain the sport is very popular and we’ve noticed that foreign visitors get excited when they’ve played it. That’s why we dedicated a short blog to padel, so you can all get just as excited!
Padel the game
Padel is usually played with four people (two against two). The ball is similar to a tennis ball but the racket is different. Also, the walls around the court are used, just like squash. In addition, the scoring is the same as in tennis.
How it started
Padel is a young sport. It was created in 1969 in Mexico by a man who didn’t have enough space in his garden for a tennis court. He marked off an area of 10 by 20 meters with 3 to 4 meter high walls. And so the first padel court was born. From Mexico, padel later spread to Spain, to Marbella. In 1974 the first European padel club was founded, in Marbella. With the promotion of King Juan Carlos, the popularity of the sport was increased nationally. The first World Championship was held in Seville in 1992 and has since taken place every two years, with tens of thousands of spectators.
World Padel Tournament
In August 2021 the World Championship will be organized in Malaga, so buy tickets if you want to see this spectacle! As soon as we have more information regarding the ticket sales, we will post it on our website.
Padel on vacation
Would you like to experience the fun of padel? Book a padel training during your vacation on the Costa del Sol! Or would you like to improve your padel skills? Book a padel vacation and get trained by professionals! How great is that: Exercise and enjoy a wonderful vacation! Everything will be tailor-made for you, so you can make the most of this week. Malakapadel is the address for professional training. They also organize padel vacations. Learn the game or improve your skills!
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