Stéphane Penso always offers you more tips to improve your daily padel. In this column, he talks to us about magnesia.

Magnesia, also called magnesium carbonate, is widely used by climbers and gymnasts to dry fingers and hands in order to have better adhesion to the wall or apparatus, and therefore avoid falls.

In trade we find it in different forms : solid, ie in stone type blocks, in a ball of fabric filled with powdered magnesia, or in liquid form.

The use of this drying powder is very suitable in sports requiring good grip, and padel is one of them. It's a very natural product which is suitable for all skin types because it contains no additives or chemicals.

For what type of player?

Magnesia is not however recommended for all types of players. Those who have the hands too dry, this product is not for you because it will not have any effect on the pala. If you are a “hyper” sweating player, which changes grip 3 times during a match and which, during the summer, trickles from the warm-up, magnesia is not for you either because in your hand you will end up with a paste.

It is therefore recommended to all other players who have sweaty hands and are looking for a more grip or who, during indoor matches on wet days, try to dry the handle.

For those who practice surfing, do not hesitate to test the wax!

Julien Bondia

Julien Bondia is a padel teacher in Tenerife. He is the founder of, a software very appreciated by clubs and padel players. Columnist and advisor, he helps you play better through his many padel tutorials.