In padel, one must regularly change rackets, in any case much more frequently than tennis.

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

A priori no. From the appearance of a crack, 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 the location and the degree of wear and tear of the paddle racket. However, players sometimes keep the racket thinking that there is no impact on the performance of the racket. And appears some time later a "padel elbow". It is therefore wise to change it quickly.

Problem: It's expensive to change! This is why you should not hesitate to protect your racket with protective film at the edge of the racket. Be careful, the thicker the protection, the more effective it is. However, the protection will be heavier and will tend to change the balance of the racket with a weight in the head more important.

And yes, nothing is simple!

Franck Binisti

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.