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History of Padel

The origin of Padel is not entirely clear and there are several versions of its development.

Many people claim that the game was invented many years ago in British cruise to entertain the passengers. Then, in the mid 1920s, an American by the name FrankBeal brought this sport in New York parks. A decade later made changes in land, adding hardwood floors and tall fences around them so they do not lose the ball the winter in the snow. This became known as the "platform tennis" and is basically the ancestor of today's land.

However, many people believe that the Padel coming from Mexico. It said that Enrique Corcuera, who lived in Acapulco, has not enough room around the house to build a tennis court. So, taking an area of ​​200 square meters built a 20x10m sized tennis, fencing it with walls three and four meters in height. Instead of a tennis racket, the game was played with a shorter wooden racket. In 1974, a friend, AlfonsodeHohenlohe, traveled from Spain to visit in Acapulco. He liked so much this new game that decided nato bring back to his home in Marbella, Spain.

After study and deliberation regarding the proper design of the field and the game rules. The first two Padel courts were actually in ClubMarbella. The Alfonsode Hohenlohe was happy to share his experience and passion for Padel with the jet set of Marbella. Within a very short time was very well received and has become popular throughout Spain.

Soon, big names like Manolo Santana, interested in Padel and began to organized tournaments along Costadel Sol, as more and more associations built their own stadiums.

A friend millionaire Alfonsode Hohenlohe, who regularly visited the Marbella, was so impressed with this game to took the idea with him back to Argentina. Today, over two million Argentines playing Padel. In addition, there are over eight million Spanish players, which renders the Padel one of the most popular sports played in Spain. Finally, Padel continues to show very high growth rates in other South American countries, USA, Canada and England.