Padel tennis (or just PADEL) is a racquet sport played extensively in Spain, Europe and Latin America. Padel has been linked to 'Tennis with walls'.
At the present moment Padel is expanding at the USA and it is organized by International Padel Federation (FIP), and already exist an association called The United States Padel Association.
Padel is typically played in doubles on an enclosed court about half of the size of a Tennis court. It is a sport that combines the best elements of Tennis, Squash and Racquetball.
It has gained tremendous popularity due to its simplicity and similarities to already existing racquet sports.
The balls used are the same as in Tennis and the scoring is also the same, just with a little less pressure. Therefore, the biggest difference is that the court has glass walls and the balls can be played off them in a similar way as in Squash. The rules allow for the use of the back and sidewalls, resulting in longer rallies.
Padel is a great demanding than similar sports like Tennis. Most players get the grasp of it within the first 20 minutes of playing and find it easy to achieve a level of proficiency so that they can enjoy it because the game is not as dominated by strength, technique and serve as it happens in Tennis. In fact, the serve in Padel is under-arm. It is considered a family game. Men and women and youth can compete together without physical strength being key to win.
Padel has recently been launched in the UK . Padel England Association goal for the sport is to increase padel participation to 1 million participants in 2015.
Our mission is to promote and develop Padel in USA as a fun way to exercise , socialize and stay in shape.
Padel is considered one of the fastest growing sports globally, with approximately 10 million players