With the sunny days, outdoor clubs will be stormed by all fans of padel whether in France or in countries with humid climates. And a debate will resurface, the possibility of playing on the track of padel shirtless. If in some clubs this way of playing is tolerated, other clubs will wage war against players who play shirtless for many reasons.

There are several reasons why clubs padel might prefer that players do not play shirtless, beyond the club's image. Here are some arguments often mentioned:

  1. Hygiene and cleanliness : Playing topless can increase direct skin contact with shared equipment and surfaces, such as benches or track walls, potentially promoting the transmission of bacteria or viruses. Sweat left on equipment and surfaces requires more frequent and thorough cleaning to maintain a clean and healthy environment.
  2. Player Protection : Sportswear, including t-shirts, offers some protection against sunburn, abrasions, and other minor injuries. Playing shirtless exposes the skin to additional risks, especially in outdoor environments where players are under the sun for extended periods of time.
  3. Respect for other players and the public : Dress code in sports clubs is often subject to rules aimed at maintaining a comfortable and respectful environment for everyone. Some players or spectators may feel uncomfortable or consider it inappropriate to play topless.

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Franck Binisti

Franck Binisti discovers the padel at the Club des Pyramides in 2009 in the Paris region. Since padel is part of his life. You often see him touring France going to cover the major events of padel French.