Le padel is a magical sport that brings together four players on a 200 m² track. The proximity in space inevitably creates an atmosphere, a dynamic which does not necessarily exist when playing tennis on a court which is generally 648 m².

But be careful, if we only see the positive sides, we do not always see the negative aspects of a sport where arguments can take place.

And yes, the padel can drive you crazy! And couples are not spared. Of course, you can have great encounters, meet your soul mate at padel, and then see the future in padel thanks to this “love at first sight in Manhapadel”, but be careful, if you are a couple and you decide to play padel, this can be very dangerous.

You have understood, this article relates experiences lived by a certain number of players who do not necessarily prefer to put themselves forward, and we can clearly understand this through this article, but who want to warn: the padel, it's a double-edged sword, it's either make or break.

And for now, the padel can also “destroy couples”.

“We realized that we were not wired in the same way while playing padel. We don't speak to each other, or we don't speak well, and above all we don't understand each other on the track. Assessment: after the game of padel, the couple can sometimes take a hit!”, we are told.

"The padel, it’s a real test for a couple. This is perhaps the essential step to knowing if a couple can last in the long term, because it is a sport where communication must be good. The problem is that playing as a couple can bring out flaws in a story. And sometimes this flaw can have consequences right after a game: separation.”

Surprisingly, through this paper, we realized that this theme that we thought was isolated was not that isolated, even more so with the explosion of mixed tournaments.

“Mixed tournaments are great, but the FFT should prohibit us from doing them as a couple”, they explain to us with a touch of humor (well maybe not that much anyway ).

And as is often the case when we talk about mixed tournaments, we talk about the opponents, who may not be very friendly with the couple and who take the opportunity to press where it hurts while playing, let's admit it, mainly on the poor player, frustrating thus the partner and creating a certain instability in the couple, let's say it, sometimes causing post-match earthquakes for the couple.

Especially since the consequence of this frustration is that the isolated partner suddenly wants to take more balls on the track. The isolated partner who thought he was coming to the rescue of the “campi” is yelled at: “stay at home, you’re stealing my balls”.

Is the equation solvable for these couples? Can we play as a couple or not? padel ? Is this possible without the track gates shaking?

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.