Le padel continues to develop on the other side of the Pyrenees. According to his latest press release, the Spanish Federation of padel (FEP) announces having reached an unprecedented number of 101 licensees, for an estimate of 370 million practitioners!

All the lights are green for the president Ramon morcillo and its federation. After crossing the 100 mark in October 000, the padel Iberian is now targeting 104-000 licenses by the end of the year. A forecast which confirms growth of more than 105% over the last decade!

Le padel consolidates its place in the top 10 of the most practiced sports in Spain. In terms of licensees, it is sixth behind football (1), basketball (140), hunting (000) golf (380) and mountain-climbing (000).

According to FEP data, it is mainly men who play padel (65,1%, compared to 34,9% for women). Another astonishing figure: half of the licensees are over 39, regardless of gender. This category of “veterans” is well ahead of 24-39 year olds (32,5%), U23s (5,5%) and minors (12,1%).

It was through his father that Auxence discovered the padel, one evening in June 2018. Today, he passionately follows the international circuit and teases the pala in his training club, Toulouse Padel Club. You can also find it on La Feuille de Match and LesViolets.com, two specialist media on Toulouse Football Club.