Goodbye football, long life padel ! The sport invented by Enrique Corcuera is now the most practiced in Madrid, surpassing football... Historical. Indeed, according to SPSG Consulting's barometer of sporting habits, Madrilenians practice more padel than football.

In this report, we observe the capacity that the padel to attract a wide range of people. 17,8% Madrilenians practice padel et 17,5% football. A real change for the Spanish capital where football has always been the emblematic sport.

This trend proves one thing: le padel continues to increase its importance, even in Spain. The country is the birthplace of this sport originating in Mexico. It is also on the other side of the Pyrenees that we find the most practitioners. and licensees in the world. Despite this, we see today that le padel has not yet fully peaked in Spain. The proof with this study which clearly shows the influence that this sport takes on each year.

In addition, the padel has become much more than a sport for Spain today. It is also a vector of tourism. How many people go to the country for an advanced training course each year? Enormously. It has even become common for French amateur players to take this kind of trip.

Madrid has allowed players to play in different centers, with new structures, new centers and a constant renewal of the discipline. It is the first large city where the padel has gone beyond football in terms of practitioners.

It remains to be seen whether other Spanish metropolises will experience the same trend... like Barcelona for example.

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.