Spain is with Argentina, the country where the padel is the most developed. If in all Spain padel is omnipresent and continues its ascent, we can say that the city that stands out as being the center of the padel in Spain and maybe even in the world is Madrid.
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A city bathed in the padel
There are in the province of Madrid no less than 94 clubs affiliated to the Madrid padel federation for 897 terrains. And that's without counting the innumerable events related to the padel in the region: Stage of the World Padel Tour and Master WPT, Youth Championship of Spain.
Most padel clubs are located in the metropolitan area of Madrid, where indoor structures have multiplied in recent years and can play all year round. To illustrate this, we went to visit one of the big clubs of Madrid: Padel New Mega Indoor.
Padel New Mega Indoor: 8000 players
This club is located in the city of Arganda Del Rey, a town of 55000 inhabitants, 20 kilometers southeast of Madrid. Padel New Mega Indoor is a complex exclusively dedicated to the padel composed of 15 covered grounds, including a central ground and all the necessary space to host major competitions.
This structure, of more than 6000 square meters, also includes a gym, a pro shop and a friendly bar. The club was taken over in August 2015 by Susana Zeledia (manager), Javier Sanchez and Emilio Parillo (Co technical directors).
This dynamic trio explains us that "8000 people have already played padel in the club, and 4000 play there regularly ". The club is provided by Javier and Emilio very good players of first category Madrid.
"After 18h, all lands are occupied"
Among the practitioners, there are 25% of children and 20% of women. It should be noted that from 18h all fields are occupied by practitioners or classes. Javier adds that " this attendance is the same for 6 other clubs in the city "(Structures composed of at least 7 terrains). Many tournaments are organized every week and weekend for the club's practitioners. This club is also very popular with some professional players who regularly come to train (Sanyo Gutierrez, Maxi Sanchez, Juani Mieres, Willy Lahoz ....).
If you go to Madrid, take a leap into this great club. The atmosphere is very good. And no problem if you are looking for partners.
Franck Binisti discovers the padel at the Pyramid Club in 2009 in the Paris region. Since then padel is part of his life. You often see him touring France by going to cover the big French paddle events.