Padel is a sport that has gained popularity in recent years and has become one of the most practiced in many countries. But, did you know that there are some curiosities about this sport that you may not have known? In this article we will tell you about some of them.

  1. The origin of paddle tennis dates back to 1969 in Mexico, where it was played in the gardens of the homes of the rich and famous. In a short time, the sport spread to Spain and then to other countries in Europe and Latin America.

  2. Although it looks similar to tennis, paddle tennis has some important differences. The court is smaller (20 meters long by 10 meters wide), it is played with smaller rackets and the game is doubles in most cases.

  3. Padel is a sport with a lot of movement, and it is estimated that a padel player can burn around 500 calories in an hour of play.

  4. Unlike other sports, paddle tennis is played on a closed court, which means that it can be practiced even on rainy days or bad weather.

  5. The first paddle tennis regulation was written by a former Miss Argentina named Viviana, Enrique's wife, who gave it to her husband for his birthday.

  6. The first paddle tennis rackets were made of wood. Back then, paddle tennis was a sport that was mainly played in gardens and backyards, and wooden paddles were more than enough for the recreational practice of this sport. Some brands continue to produce wooden paddle tennis rackets, especially for players looking for a more authentic and retro experience on the court. But in general, they are less common and used mainly for recreational purposes.

  7. Although padel is considered a leisure sport, there are professional competitions all over the world and some padel players have become true stars.

In short, paddle tennis is a fun, exciting and accessible sport for everyone. We hope this article has helped you learn a little more about this sport and that it encourages you to practice it or continue enjoying it if you are already a fan. See you on the court!

Luisa Garcia
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