Although the padel is designed to be safe, accidents do happen. Hands or fingers can actually get stuck between the windows, especially when trying to recover balls near the wall or during a collision between players.
When we try to lean on the glass wall of the field of padel, it may happen that your hand slips and becomes stuck between two panes of glass. This situation can be painful and potentially dangerous. Fortunately for Tolito Aguirre in New York, although the incident was surprising, it turned out to be less serious than it seemed. He escaped with a slight scratch and this had no consequences for the rest of his game.
Here's how it can happen and what to do:
How does this happen?
Players often try to play balls that go towards the glass. If the ball is very close to the glass, a player may unintentionally place his hand between two glass “panels” when attempting to retrieve it, or during an accidental push by another player.
What to do if this happens?
- Stay calm : The first reaction is often panic, which can make the situation worse. It is therefore crucial to remain calm to assess the situation.
- Ask for help: If you can't free your hand yourself, ask your partner or opponent to help you.
- Assess the injury: Once the hand is freed, check for cuts, bruises, or other injuries. If so, disinfect and protect the affected area.
- Consult a doctor: If the injury seems serious or the pain persists, it is best to consult a doctor.
- Be aware of your surroundings: Even in the middle of action, try to always be aware of the proximity of the windows.
- Avoid sudden movements near the windows: When playing near windows, try to control your movements to avoid accidentally trapping your hand.
- Communicate with your partner: In the padel, communication between players is essential. Inform your partner when you approach the windows to avoid collisions.
Most land of padel modern are designed to minimize this type of accident, with well-fitted windows and secure seals. However, as with any sport, it is essential to always play safely and be aware of your surroundings.
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.