Padel is taking the world by storm. It’s an energising racquet sport that combines the best elements of tennis, squash, and badminton. The game is played on a court one third the size of a tennis court which is enclosed by a glass and metallic fence. It combines action with fun and social interaction and is a great sport for players of all ages and skills, as it is both quick and easy to pick up. Most players get the basics within the first half an hour of playing, so they can really enjoy the game.
Men, women, and youth can compete together, without physical strength being the sole determinate of the winner. With mind-craft the more important skill, points can be won using strategy over power and strength.
Shots are played either before or after the ball bounces off the surrounding glass walls, adding a unique dimension to the sport over conventional tennis.
Due to the nature of the sport not relying on power shots, kids can start playing Padel as early as 5 years. Children love Padel because the game is easier to pick up than tennis and they can start rallying much faster. Being a doubles sport, it improves team bonding, along with improved motor skills, such as footwork and hand-eye coordination.
And Padel really is for everyone! How many sports give seniors the chance to play with their grandkids? Not many. But Padel is definitely one of them! It is truly a cross-generational game, which allows seniors to play with the whole family while enjoying a good workout. For them, it represents the perfect intermediate between tennis and golf.