Highlights from the Global Padel Report (2023)

About a month ago, Playtomic and Deloitte (Monitor Deloitte) released their yearly “state of padel”-report called Global Padel Report.

It’s the second consecutive year Playtomic partner with Monitor Deloitte to release the report which normally is a fantastic read for all players following the sport closely.

The report focuses on the growth of the sport both from a leisure and professional perspective and also showcases the growth of the sport as an industry.

In the introduction of the report, Pablo Carro, the Co-Founder of Playtomic writes:

We are very certain about the fact that Padel has become a global sport, showcasing robust annual growth and promising signs of real traction in key-markets that will drive us to a 6 billion industry in 2026.

Pablo Carro (Co-Founder Playtomic) & Elena Martin (Senior Manager Monitor Deloitte)

That’s a phenomenal number. The report actually doesn’t mention whether this is euro (€) or dollar ($), but regardless it showcases the strength of the traction that Padel has gotten in a wide array of countries.

I’ll break down the key points from the report in a digestible manner in this post. Feel free to add your commentary or questions and I’ll get back to you.

Breaking Down the Best Padel Balls: A Complete Guide and Reviews for All Levels

Padel is a sport that’s rapidly increasing in popularity. A variant of tennis, padel is played on a smaller court than tennis and uses a form of tennis balls with less pressure inside.

With many star players jumping to Padel, many would-be padel players have been exposed to the sport. This has led to a rise in padel schools, padel clubs, and even padel ball manufacturers.

This wide array of padel balls has padel enthusiasts scratching their heads. Which padel balls should they choose? Which balls are the best if you play with a lot of spin?

Let’s go through some of the best padel balls on the market. We’ll discuss how padel balls are made, how much they cost, and which ones will allow you to get a head start in the sport.

Best Padel Rackets For Beginners: Top Picks for New Players (2023)

Diving into the exciting world of padel? Choosing the right racket is crucial for beginners to ensure a comfortable, enjoyable, and injury-free experience on the court.

As a novice, it’s essential to understand the key features that make a padel racket suitable for beginners, such as control, balance, and maneuverability.

In this article, we’ll guide you through what to look for in a beginner’s racket and reveal our top picks for 2023, with the Adidas Adipower Ctrl 2023 standing out as the best overall choice for newcomers to the sport.

How to move your feet when playing padel

In padel tennis, exceptional footwork is the key to unlocking your full potential and beating your opponents on the court.

Mastering the art of great movement on the padel court not only allows you to dominate games but also enhances your shot accuracy, whether you’re attacking or defending.

For beginners and those new to racket sports, honing your footwork skills is a must to gain an edge over your competitors and excel to the next level. Great footwork goes hand in hand with great positioning on the court.

By focusing on improving lower body coordination, agility, and dexterity, you’ll be able to execute powerful shots with less effort.

Dive into our comprehensive guide on padel footwork to elevate your game and become a better player on the court!

How to play Padel – Everything you need to know (Beginner’s Guide)

Padel was originally invented in Acapulco, Mexico, by Enrique Corcuera in 1969. It is currently most popular in Spain and its former colonies, specially Mexico, Argentina and Chile.

In recent years, it has also gained relative popularity in European countries such as Italy and the Nordic countries, although it is now beginning to spread rapidly across Europe and to other continents, such as North America.

The Different Shots of Padel Explained

Have you grown some interest in playing padel lately? Are you an amateur tired of using the most overrated padel shots on the court? Are you already sick of the same old predictable shots you’ve been throwing?

Maybe it’s already time to crank up your gameplay! To do that, you must master the basic shots of padel while throwing advanced tricks at your rival.

Don’t fret if you have zero knowledge of padel shots. After reading this article, you’ll know how to hit the ball on the court like a World Padel Tour player!

Valid Padel Point or Not? Dubious Padel Points Explained

Rules of padel can be confusing, especially if it’s your first time to play padel. Determining valid or invalid shots, and understanding the point system, is difficult.

But, knowing the rules governing padel courts helps avoid errors and penalties.

This article will teach you to determine valid points and playable balls. 

X-Grip Padel vs. Hesacore: Which Is Better?

Great grips changes the entire padel game. You may not think much of it, but the wrong grip will throw you off guard, decrease power, and make you prone to error.

Whether you are an amateur or professional, using a grip is an added help for a better game. The most known ones are X-Grip and Hesacore grip. The question is, which one should you use?

How do you change a Padel Grip? (Quick Tutorial)

Funnily enough, many padel players are beasts on the court with excellent skills and backhand serves — but they don’t know how to change padel overgrips.

It’s understandable, really. Because, in many cases, padel players don’t do it themselves. Or worse, they rarely replace them.

The use of grip sprays and gels is also becoming more common. We recommend the 4on totalgrip spray, it’s an incredible product.

Let’s change that today. You’ll start changing padel overgrips by yourself in no time and see the value of what a fresh padel grip can give you on the court!

How to warm up for Padel (Beginner’s Guide)

Before doing any low or high-impact physical activity, it’s vital to do an initial warm-up first. This helps prepare your body, improve blood flow, elevate temperature, and lessen physical risks of injury.

This applies to all physical activities, including padel.

It doesn’t have to be a 30-minute padel-specific warm-up either; a good five minutes will do if you’re doing it correctly, with the proper exercises, technique, time length, and muscle focus.

This is probably the largest hurdle getting over when it comes to a warm up. Try to make it count rather than counting the minutes.

In this article we’ll show you how to warm up “padel-style”, including the why, length, focus, as well as give you the actual exercises you should be doing before your padel game.

Good luck, and let us know how you feel about our suggestions in the comment section!