Padel: the future of tennis?

May 6, 2006

While traveling in Argentina and Spain, I came across an amazingly fun racquet sport called padel. Not to be confused with the American paddle or platform tennis, this fast paced game is a mixture of tennis and racquetball and mostly played in doubles. It’s a lot easier to pick-up than tennis, requires a smaller area and costs only $25,000 to install a court. Most importantly, while in a tennis match only a few points are truly intense and fun in an entire set, with well balanced teams every point is heavily disputed in padel!

You can see a few points of padel played in the video below:

Padel is now my favorite sport above tennis and skiing. I hope someone installs a few court in New York soon!

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