Saturday, May 23, 2009

Padel tennis , who knew?

Who knew that Padel or padel tennis is the fastest growing sport in Spain?
Not I!
It is similar to my favorite sport, platform tennis, in that we use the same paddles and we play off the walls. Other than that it is different. You serve under handed, use tennis balls, and can play doubles or singles.

The reason I now know this?
I was just approached by a company interested in the paddle covers I sell HERE
At first I thought it was a joke. The customer was so persistent that I did some research and found out that over 4 million people play Padel in Spain!
I think it was arrogant of me to think that only people in the Northeast of the United States play paddle.
Click on header for updates Nicosia :)


Pink Martini said...

I would love to learn how to play but I have never seen a court for it. Is it played indoors or outside? Like racket ball with paddles?? I'll have to google it.

Frau said...

It's universal I guess.Have a great Sunday! Cool padel!

Susan said... market for you???
Love that Patriotic Golf Umbrella too! Enjoy the weekend...

OHN said...

I smell a whole new marketing arena! (and maybe you could take a really fun blogger with you-hint-hint-to Spain. Voy a por un diccionario de traducción y comprar vino.

Ina in Alaska said...

Preppy goes Worldwide!! Congratulations! PS I have something for you in my Sunday morning post!!! :)

preppyplayer said...

Pink- here, it is played in the winter, outdoors. It is on a smaller version of a tennis court with wire link walls.

Frau- you too :)
Susan- I hope!
Ohn- yes, I need you to come and translate, although I DO know what VINO is!


Anonymous said...

Hi there

where did you get your stats on the number of people playing Padel in Spain?