Padel is the fastest growing sport in the world and is known as the best way to stay fit and have fun. It’s played on a court that has a net in the middle and it’s usually played with two players per team, who alternate serving. Padel was originally invented in Acapulco, Mexico by local businessman Enrique Corcuera, as he had only limited space in his backyard. Today, Padel has gained popularity among many celebrities because it combines physical exercise with fun and excitement.
Let us share more news and information of the most commonly known people who are hooked into Padel.
Messi is an avid Padel player
Leo Messi is a big fan of the Padel and often plays it with his friends and teammates. He has been known to play Padel with friends and family members like Gerard Piqué, Cesc Fàbregas, Sergio Busquets, and other members of FC Barcelona’s first team.
Beckham is looking for a new sport
“Padel is a very exciting new sport that has recently been introduced to the UK,” said Beckham. “I have had a great time playing with my sons Brooklyn and Romeo and learning from some of the best players in the world.”
While he’s taken up padel so far as a hobby that if he decides to pursue it further as his main athletic pursuit: He could be one of our greatest ambassadors.
David Beckham is looking for a new sport to play and has found out about padel. The ex-footballer plays padel in Majorca and shows he has given up football. Beckham played with his sons and one of the padel players. He had a great time at the game where it’s similar to tennis but you’re allowed to hit the ball off one wall before returning it back over another one into play.
Rafael Nadal always manages to play Padel
Nadal always manages to play Padel every time he attends a Grand Slam. He is a big fan of the sport, and his passion for it only grows with each passing year. He’s even won the French Open Padel tournament five times!
Rafa Nadal Academy has several Padel courts and they organize weekly Padel Camps. Surely his official Academy is specialized in Tennis mainly. It is also great to seehow they have recognised a great opportunity in Padel and support juniors to enjoy of both of these wonderful racket sports.
Zlatan is Padel player and investor
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been spotted playing Padel with his friends like Ronaldinho. Padel is a sport that many celebrities enjoy and they have been known to play it with their friends as Zlatan did with Ronaldinho.
Zlatan is a big sports fan, so it’s no surprise that he would want to try something new. He has played many sports in his life including soccer, basketball, table tennis, and judo!
Zlatan has also invested in and established his own Padel club chain Padel Zenter. They operate five Padel clubs in Sweden and opening one in 2023 in Italy, close to Milan.
Zidane has Padel courts at his sports club in France
Zidane has been seen playing Padel at his homes in Madrid and Marbella for multiple years as well as teaching his kids how to play the sport. He is an avid padel player and enjoys spending time with his family on the courts, as well as with friends also playing the Padel.
Zinédine Zidane has his own sports center in Provence, France. Z5 centre is including both 5-A-Side Football and Padel courts in the same location. In the same venue in Aix en Provence they also a restaurant, children’s daycare services, and even dealerships of used cars. They offer team-building events for the companies and also rent their premises for different seminars and corporate meetings.
Cristiano Ronaldo loves playing Padel
Ronaldo loves playing Padel and even played against a former football player, Sergio Ramos. The two were taking part in a friendly match at an event organized by Real Madrid, but Ronaldo decided to use his skills as a left-footed player to win the game. He also took part in another game with some of his friends who are also famous worldwide like David de Gea and Gareth Bale.
Serena Williams played Padel at the Spanish Open
Serena Williams is an avid Padel player. She played the sport at the Spanish Open, with Rafa Nadal’s Institute, a few years ago.
After her match, Serena took time to explain why she chooses to play Padel over tennis:
“I love the game because it’s fast-moving and I feel like there isn’t as much pressure as playing in front of thousands of people. Every single person on my team is awesome – we’re all friends and we hang out together after matches.”
French President, Emmanuel Macron, is an avid fan of tennis and Padel
French President, Emmanuel Macron, is an avid fan of tennis and Padel, who even built an indoor tennis court at the Elysee Palace. As a well-known sportsman, Macron has visited French Padel open events since 2017 in Toulouse.
In 2016 he played with Rafa Nadal during his visit to France. In 2017 he also played Padel with David Beckham during his visit to Paris and recently with Portuguese football legend Cristiano Ronaldo.
It is great and also important to see top European politicians like, President Macron, is supporting the development of Padel to larger audiences. In our impression, they have a genuine interest to make this sport easily available. Padel is such a fun and social game that it clearly increases the happiness and wellness of the people in any country where it’s played and practiced.
Formula 1 -drivers are hooked into Padel
There are increasing number of Formula 1 drivers who play Padel globally when they travel from one race to another and during the race weekends. The most known Formula 1 stars playing Padel are Scuderia Ferrari drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz Junior. Also Belgium-British McLaren driver Lando Norris loves to play and have fun with his colleagues in playing Padel. One of the latest entrants to the world of Padel is Nicolas Hülkenberg from Germany and a driver of the HAAS Formula 1 team.
The game appeals to everyone ranging from children to adults – young or old!
Padel is a fun game for everyone. Whether you are young or old, tall or short, fit or not so fit – you will have a blast playing it! You can play Padel with your friends and family to spend time together and get in shape at the same time.
Padel is a great sport for anyone to play and we can see that it appeals to everyone. It’s very easy to set up and play as well as affordable, so why not try it out with your family or friends?
Padel is a sport that can be played by anyone and it’s easy to understand. The rules of padel are so simple: if you hit the ball over the net and touch it before it bounces twice, you win. It’s that simple! Players can play with either one or two hands on their racquet, but both players must use their own racquet for each point (although there are no restrictions on what kind of racket they use). The ball must bounce after every serves and shot from both sides within the bounds of play – this means that anything outside those boundaries will result in a loss of the point or time-out penalty depending on where it lands.
This fast-paced sport has become increasingly popular in Europe over recent years thanks to its relaxed pace, but also due to its simplicity which makes it accessible for everyone regardless of age or ability level!
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