Africa Padel is bringing the world’s fastest-growing sport – played in over 60 countries and by more than 10 million people – to the German Country Club.
A South African-Swedish business consortium is serving up a feast of a new kind of tennis like never seen before on the African continent.
Strictly speaking, it’s not tennis. It’s known as Padel, a hybrid between tennis and squash, and it’s universally referred to as the fastest growing sport in the world, with more than 10 million people playing in over 60 countries. Now Africa Padel is giving those on the African continent the opportunity to be part of the global phenomenon.
What is PADEL?
Padel is a mixture of “tennis with walls” and “squash in the sun,” and with the World Padel Championship scheduled for 2021, it may become an Olympic sport by 2024!
Padel is currently most popular in Spain, Sweden, Portugal, United Kingdom, Argentina and Mexico – where Enrique Corcuera invented the sport of padel in Acapulco in 1969.
It can be played in groups of mixed ages and abilities as it is not dominated by strength, technique or serve. An important skill is match-craft, as points are won by strategy instead of by sheer strength and power. It is played mainly in a doubles format on an enclosed court, surrounded by walls of glass and metallic mash about a third of the size of a tennis court. The rules are broadly the same as tennis, although you serve underhand and the walls are used as part of the game with the ball allowed to bounce off them like with squash.
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