This is the question asked by our colleague from Padelonomics. Do you have the feeling that the padel is more expensive than other racquet sports?
Not tired after a game of padel ?
If we compare the padel with his cousins the squash and badminton, it would seem that at first glance the padel come back more expensive. But this is only an impression according to the message of Padelonomics.
Play at padel evenings can cost the same as a game of squash or badminton. So far so good. But if we compare over a week, it would seem that the players of padel come back to the hall or the club while squash or badminton players go less. Why ? For the price ? No. Rather for the effort and physical expenditure that each sport requires.
When you practice squash or badminton, in 1 hour you can end up exhausted, and you will need several days to recover from these efforts. At padel, at the end of a game, however complicated, a good night's sleep and voila, you want more.
So why ? According to Padelonomics is because in squash and badminton, all the time you spend on the track pays off. You are running and you are active all the time. Au padel, players tend to activate only when the ball is coming towards them.
Keep your legs moving
So yes, if we analyze the profitability over a 1h30 game, each player should be active for a quarter of the time, or 22 minutes. This is why you are not that tired and ask to play two or three times a week, sometimes doing explode your monthly sports budget (for the happiness of the clubs).
What to do ? If you have a large budget, continue down the same path, have fun on the track several times a week. But if your budget is tight and you practice padel to exert yourself physically, opt for the game “without ball”, that is to say that no matter the moment and the trajectory of the ball, you continue to move your legs, remaining active… and you will see that you will finish “ rinsed ”.
Julien Bondia is a teacher of padel in Tenerife. He is the founder of AvantagePadel.net, a software very popular with clubs and players of padel. Columnist and advisor, he helps you to play better through his many tutorials padel.