What is Padel Tennis?
Padel tennis is a hybrid sport – think of it as a mix of Tennis and Squash. It’s quick and easy to learn, taking most around 30 minutes of play time to fully understand the rules and begin enjoying the game to its fullest potential. In Padel, unlike Tennis, strategy rules supreme over strength, power and speed.
Shots are played either before or after the ball bounces off of the surrounding rebound walls. This establishes a heightened intensity of play.
Padel Tennis Popularity
Every week, more than three thousand people play padel tennis around the UK. According to the governing body for this innovative and exciting racket sport, the headcount of regular participants looks set to increase. Now part of the prestigious LTA (Lawn Tennis Association), experts see this popular game going mainstream and becoming a preferred choice.
However, the total number of padel courts available to British players is still less than one hundred. Given the significant size of the leisure market and the importance of personal fitness, the time is ripe for sports facilities to make the most of this opportunity and bring the new game to a broader market.