For several years now, the padel is the "fashionable sport“. More and more people are practicing it, for leisure or competition. It didn't take long to hear the meteoric development of padel.

The number of practitioners has quintupled in 4 years and is constantly progressing. Today, we count more than 110.000 licensees padel among all FFT licensees (this therefore includes the multi-racket license and the license padel).

So why padel Did it explode like this when only 10 years ago no one had heard of it? We don't have to go back very far. In 2020, Covid-19 is rampant around the world and the governments of all countries – or almost – impose strict confinement on the entire world population… it is March 2020.

During the summer, the country opens up again but October is just around the corner when a new confinement arrives with the particularity, this time, of authorization to leave in certain cases. Sport is one of the privileges. Problem: indoor or team sports are prohibited. Many will improvise as joggers while some discover this sport, authorized at the time: padel. While maintaining sociability, we could respect barrier gestures.

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Therefore, many tested themselves and many joined. Even after the lockdowns ended, people continued to come to the fields. Word of mouth was also essential for the development of the padel.

Today, the number of practitioners is constantly increasing. The number of licensees is exploding and tournaments are multiplying throughout France. THE padel is much more than a “fashionable” sport. He becomes independent and promising. There is no doubt that it will become a must-have in a few years, until, perhaps, become the most practiced sport in France...

Gwenaelle Souyri

It was his brother who one day told him to accompany him on a track. padel, since then, Gwenaëlle has never left the court. Except when it comes to going to watch the broadcast of Padel Magazine, World Padel Tour… or Premier Padel…or the French Championships. In short, she is a fan of this sport.