Au padel, we must regularly change rackets, in any case much more frequently than in tennis.

Yes, there are no strings, but when we play often padel, it can become an expensive sport. So could we play with a racquet padel broken?

A priori no. As soon as a crack appears, we are supposed to replace it because we should feel a little more vibration, sometimes even a loss of sensitivity of the racket.

Obviously, it depends a lot on where and how much wear and crack the racket has. padel. However, there are times when players hold onto the racket thinking that there is no impact on the performance of the racket. And some time later a “padel elbow ”. It is therefore wiser to change it quickly.

Problem: it is expensive to change! This is why you should not hesitate to protect your racquet with protective film at the edge of the racquet. Be careful, the thicker the protection, the more effective it is. On the other hand, the protection will be heavier and will tend to modify the balance of the racket with a greater weight in the head.

And yes, nothing is simple!


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.