Le padel is a young sport on social networks. Nevertheless, it is now present on the main platforms: Instagram, Facebook, Tik Tok or even LinkedIn! But, what allowed a rapid rise of the padel at the digital level is the YouTube channel of World Padel Tour (WPT), and its presence on Twitch.
At the start, the players of padel tended to snub a little padel on the various social networks. The player of padel loved to play but was not necessarily a fan. Thanks to the work of many actors in the sector, things are changing and the padel seizes more and more of a good media space. So much so that today some points of the WPT have been seen several million times! Which ? We have selected two!
Marcello Jardim's point
This is the point of reference for purists of the padel since he is the first to have toured the planet. In particular, it enabled the padel to cross barriers that were previously thought insurmountable. Many people around the world have come to realize that this is an ultra spectacular sport.
The point took place at the Seville Open in 2016 between the world number 2 pair of the time: Paquito Navarro and Sanyo Gutiérrez, against Marcello Jardim and Franco Stupaczuk.
It is a point that brings together all aspects of padel, impossible blows, smashes, returns of windows, with an unexpected end to say the least!
The WPT made the buzz thanks to this point on YouTube. It has more than 1 million views, and a lot of comments.
Belasteguin Point and Lima
During the Granada Open in 2017, the point between Fernando Belasteguin and Pablo Lima against Miguel Lamperti and Juani Mieres has far surpassed his predecessor in terms of views.
A point that had nearly 2,5 million views alone on YouTube before the video was deleted. You can find this epic moment from 2min38 on the video just below. A point that perfectly sums up this mythical quarter-final offered by the 4 players on the track!
Alexis Dutour is passionate about padel. With his training in communication and marketing, he puts his skills at the service of padel to offer us articles that are always very interesting.