Monitor Deloitte, the international strategy consulting firm, and the software Playtomic looked into the state of the padel in France and its forces.

If we unfortunately note that France is not so well positioned compared to its neighbors in terms of “popularity”, it benefits from a base which can propel it as a leading nation.

Tennis: a chance for padel

The report indicates that the advanced development of tennis in France promotes the growth of padel (there are about 31 tennis courts in the country).

In the years to come, we expect a strong substitution of tennis courts by padel, which will increase the return on investment for club owners.

According to the report, France has seen a growth in the number of courts of 181% since 2019 and, according to the firm's estimates, it should have 2208 courts by 2023.

In France, we are only at the beginningranking queries padel google

In France, interest in padel remains moderate compared to other countries in Europe and the world. The expert firm compared the interest in the word “padel” in different countries around the world and surprise: France only comes in 15th position in 2021!

In Europe, France ranks 9th. It is overtaken by Spain, Sweden, Finland, Portugal, Italy, Denmark, Norway and the Netherlands.

To popularize the sport as in Spain, it is the challenge of the European nations. Sweden has already won, thanks in particular to 83,5 million euros of investment over the past two years. Others follow suit.

With events like the Human Padel Open in Toulouse, Paris Premier Padel Major, the FIP GOLD of Perpignan… and a French Tennis Federation which invests more and more in the padel, there is no doubt that the popularity of padel in France will soon experience a nice boost!

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.