Description of Padel

 
Referred to by many as "squash-in-the-sun" - Padel is one of the fastest growing sports of the 21st Century. 

The game is played in doubles on an enclosed court, measuring about half the size of a tennis court. The scoring system is the same as in tennis, and the balls used are the same with slightly less pressure in them.

There are several places in the U.S. to play Paddle- Click here! 

 

History of Padel 

 

In the 1960's, the Meixican Enrique Corcuera, considered to be the inventor of the sport, found inspiration in America's platform tennis. The new sport was born when Mr. Corcuera modified an existing Fronton Court (measuring 20 by 10 meters) by enlosing the court with walls and a metallic fence of up to four meters on all sides. He called the sport Paddle. 
One of Enrique's friends was Alfonso de Hohenlohe, one of the founding figures of Marbella in Spain and the man most associate with turning the sleep town into the well-known beach resort destination  that it is today. While visiting Mexico in 1974, Hohenlohe enjoying this new game so much he decided to import it to Spain's Costa del Sol- it was here he built Spain's first two paddles courts at the Marbella Club.  Paddle gained extreme popularity among the exlusive members of the club, and soon paddle tournaments were being organized all along the Costa del Sol as more and more clubs built courts. in 1975 an Argentina member of the Marbella club brought Paddle back to South America where the sport exploded in popularity. Today there are more than 2 million officially licensed paddle players in Argentina. 

From Argentina the Sports populatity spread through out South America and it is growing in Mexico, the United States and Canada.  

 

 
 




Padel Courts in the United States  

Miami Padel
147 Ives Dairy Rd
Miami, FL
786.924.3534
www.miamipadel.com 
AB Sports Club
15781 NW 7th Ave
Miami, FL
305.978.5018
www.absportsclub.com 

Sports Culture
17951 Interstate 45 South
Shenandoah, TX
940.923.9699
www.sportsculture.net 


The Club
6130 Auburn Lake Dr. 
Spring, TX
832.559.7443
www.theclubtw.com  


The Houstonian Hotel
111 North Post Oak Ln
Houston, TX
713.539.3110
www.houstonian.com 

Sunset Padel
5115 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
424.477.2335
www.sunsetpadel.com 

The South End
2800 Skypark Drive
Torrance, CO 90505
310.530.9050
www.southendclub.com