The growing popularity of padel in France continues to accelerate, as demonstrated by the recent statistics produced by Roman Taupin de Padelonomics which indicate a considerable increase in the number of padel and places of practice in the country.

At the time of writing this post, there are said to be 1672 football pitches. padel distributed in 689 places of practice across France. The year 2023 is set to see the strongest growth ever recorded in the history of the padel French.

In the context of this rapid expansion, private companies play a crucial role in accelerating the development of their existing structures. Thus, the group LE FIVE 4PADEL in Strasbourg has taken the decision to completely convert its facilities in favor of the padel, expanding to 14 pitches and ending its football offerings.

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Similarly, Forest Hill in Ile-de-France has undertaken to expand its center in Marne la Coquette, which will now include 20 padel. PadelShot, for its part, has also invested in the expansion of its centers in Caen and Saint-Etienne, thereby strengthening its presence in these regions. At the same time, UrbanSoccer has doubled the capacity of its Lille center, proof of its commitment to satisfying the growing appetite for this sport.

These developments occur in a context of land crisis in France. The shortage of land available for the development of new sports facilities offers existing companies the opportunity to exploit their privileged position to meet the growing demand. By focusing on expanding their current facilities, these companies are positioning themselves as leaders in their respective geographies.

These trends show that the padel is not just a passing fad in France, but a sporting activity that is experiencing unprecedented growth. With the continued expansion of dedicated facilities and growing enthusiasm from players, the padel seems to be on track to become a pillar of the French sports landscape

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.