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.

What is the North American Pro Padel League (PPL)?

Padel league is the world’s fastest-growing sport, especially in Latin America and throughout most of Europe. Mexican business owner Enrique Corcuera founded the sport in Mexico in 1969.

As the sport progressed over the years, it has been introduced to different countries, including Spain, the Nordics, US, and Canada.

The Pro Padel League (PPL) is North America’s first Professional Padel League (similar to WPT) and it is excited to bring everyone the fastest-growing sport in the world to a wider audience in North America.

How will the league work and how does it operate? Let’s dig into the details we know so far!

Where to play Padel in North Carolina, US?

The time has come to take a closer look at the Padel landscape in North Carolina. With the recent surge in popularity of this racquet sport in the US, you can already find a few places to get your Padel fix in North Carolina.

While a lot of local players are waiting for the new flagship location of SWING to open up in Raleigh, North Carolina, there are actually two other locations that already offer Padel courts rental, lessons, and local tournaments.

Charlotte Padel Club and North Hills Club both have a selection of padel courts already playable and are listed as official USPA clubs.

Read on to learn about their prices and what type of offerings they have.

Where to play Padel in Pennsylvania, US?

Are there any clubs where I can play padel in Pennsylvania? Of course! We continue our guides of the best places to play Padel in the US. With New York, Texas, California, North Carolina, and Miami done and dusted, PA’s up!

There are currently three USPA clubs to play padel at in Pennsylvania; PADELphia, Philadelphia Cricket Club (PCC), and Merion Cricket Club.

As you can hear from the names, PADELphia is your best bet for an exceptional padel-experience, whereas the other two started with Cricket and are expanding.

Funnily enough, we haven’t been able to find any information as to whether the PCC and Merion actually have padel courts, it seems that their main offering is primarily pickleball and platform tennis.

However, if you’re passionate about padel and don’t mind a bit of travel, PADELphia is the place to be! They offers lessons, tournaments, as well as clinics for both kids and adults.

Where to play Padel in California, US?

As Padel continues to grow in the US, we continue our in-depth guide of the best places to play Padel in the United States. With New York, Texas, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Miami done and dusted, the turn has now come to zoom in on California!

There are currently two USPA places to play padel in California; Taktika Padel and South End Racquet and Health Club, but we expect many more to be built and registered before 2023 has come to an end.

These clubs enjoy a total of 5 courts (all doubles) and the prices range from $8 to $15 per person and hour depending on time of day and club.

Both clubs offer their courts to both beginners or experienced players which is great for the game of padel and its development in the US.

Read on to find out where you should go to enjoy a great game of Padel in California.

Where to play Padel in Texas, US?

Padel has come to the US like a thunderstorm, giving real competition to the historically more popular pickleball. Coast-to-coast, Padel has become popular in places like Miami, California, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and New York, but there’s also a plethora of padel courts available across Texas.

So, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced player, read on to find out where you should go to enjoy a great game of Padel in Texas.

Where to play Padel in Miami, US?

Padel has come to the US, and it’s in Miami to stay. With more pros joining USA (USPA) powered clubs, the sport so many Europeans have come to love is here to stay. We’ve previously seen new courts and clubs being developed in Texas, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and California.

If you’re looking for a great place to play Padel in Miami, then you’ll want to check out the following six locations. There are a total of 25 courts (doubles) in Miami as of early 2023.

Each of these venues (most of which are in a sports complex) offers something unique and exciting that will make your game-playing experience enjoyable.

Be aware that not all of them offer a practice wall if you’re used to warming up with one.

So, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced player, read on to find out where you should go to enjoy a great game of Padel in Miami.

Highlights from the Global Padel Report (2022)

A few weeks ago, Playtomic and Deloitte (Monitor Deloitte) released a massive 115 pages report labelled Global Padel Report. The report, focuses on the growth of the sport from both a leisure and professional perspective and shows a lot of interesting points.

In the introduction of the report, Martita Ortega and Fernando “Bela” Balasteguin speaks about how they got started with playing padel. Even though the report is labelled as global, the US is hardly mentioned, probably because of its relative growth to pickleball in the US.

In this article, we’ll give you the most important highlights from the report.

Pickleball vs. Paddle Tennis (Pop Tennis) vs. Padel: What’s the Difference?

Pickleball, paddle tennis, and Padel are three racket sports that have been more popular lately. At first appearance, these three sports appear to be extremely similar.

Other similar sports that use racquets and tennis balls include Padel Ball, Beach Tennis, Squash, etc.

Padel is coming to New York!

Where to play Padel in NY, US?

Restaurateur Santiago Gomez, co-founder of restaurants Cosme and ATLA signs lease of warehouse in South Williamsburg to create Padel Haus – New York’s first padel club and padel venue.

There’s also signs of The Padel Club NY opening, but no real information in terms of facts as New Yorkers get excited and prepared.

The potential for padel is tremendous

Santiago Gomez

The ever growing sport of padel is finally coming to New York in the US. It seems only right that it’s a man of Mexican origin that is bringing the world of padel to New York back from his home country.

It’s said that Padel as a sport originated in 1969 in the Mexican beach resort of Acapulco which is exactly where Santiago Gomez stayed during the covid pandemic to get the idea of bringing padel to NY.

As padel continues to grow, make sure to read our complete coverage of the growth of padel in the US.