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Mexican businessman Enrique Corcuera in 1969 decided to adapt his Squash court at his home in Acapulco (Mexico) with elements from the game of tennis creating what he called "Paddle Corcuera". He is considered the inventor of Padel.

Soon after, Enrique's Spanish friend Alfonso of Hohenlohe-Langenburg tried this new game of Enrique's at his home and instantly felt in love. Immediately after, he decided to create the first two Padel courts in a Tennis club in Marbella (Spain) in 1974, and the rest was history. Today Padel is the fastest growing sport in Europe & continues to build momentum on a daily basis.


Padel courts are smaller in size compared to traditional tennis courts. Their compact design encourages quick reflexes and close-up action, making every point an exciting exchange.

One of the most distinctive features of a padel court is the surrounding walls, allowing players to use them strategically in their shots. Padel courts often feature glass panels on one or more sides, providing a unique viewing experience for spectators.



Padel racquets are solid and perforated and generally smaller and more lightweight than traditional tennis racquets. The racquet's perforated surface - known as the "honeycomb" - allows players to achieve better ball control and spin, making it easier to execute shots such as topspins, slices and volleys.


Unlike traditional tennis balls, padel balls are depressurised. This results in a slower and more controllable bounce. Typically made of rubber, these balls are designed to fit the dimensions of a padel court, ensuring that rallies are extended and players can execute strategic shots.


This combination of padel racquet and ball encourages strategic shots, fast reflexes and exciting rallies on the court.


Padel is a very easy game to pick up. It’s usually played in doubles and the scoring is similar to tennis - with games, sets and matches. The serve must be underhand and it must be hit diagonally to the opponent's service box. The ball must bounce before it's hit by the receiver. The walls are in play during the rally. You can use them to your advantage, bouncing the ball off them strategically. Unlike tennis, both players on a team get a chance to serve. The serve alternates between the teams and you switch sides after each game. Typically, a padel match consists of the best of three sets. The first team to win two sets wins the match.


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