The origins of Padel played in its present form can be dated back to 1969, when Enrique Corcuera, a Mexican millionaire tennis player built the first padel court in his own garden. There are lots of rumors circulating around how it actually happened. It seems most likely, that he originally wanted to build a tennis court, but he didn’t have enough space for it, so he erected a wall around the court to keep the ball from going over to the neighbor during the game.
The game soon became popular in Mexico, Spain and Latin American countries. Currently the most important tournament is the World Padel Tour (WPT) which has begun international expansion, including in the United States, the United Kingdom (2011), but Padel becomes increasingly popular in several European countries as well. More news >