Qualifying Rounds to the XIII° World Padel Championships for National Teams Lisboa 2016.

The draw-lot for composition of the National Teams groups of the classification phase to the XIII ° World Padel Championships Lisbon 2016 has been done in Lisbon.

 Were attending the Draw-Lot Ceremony the President of the I.P.F. Mr. Daniel Patti, the President of the Portuguese Federation of Paddle Mr. Ricardo Da Silva Oliveira, the President of Jamor, organising company of the World Padel Championships Mr. João Lagos, players of Portuguse National Team, organiser’s staff, media and public.

 The Group A Female will play from June 10th. to 12th. in Rijswijk-The Haghe, The Netherlands, and the Group B from August 26th to 28th. in Ghent, Belgium. The Group A is composed by The Netherlands, Germany, United Kingdom and France, and in the Group B are includes Belgium, USA, Switzerland and Finland.

Only the National Team who will win the Round-Robin of the own group will classify to play the Final Phase to be held in the city of Lisbon from the 14th till 20th of November, 2016.

The National Team who will win the Group (after Round-Robin phase) will classify to play the Final Phase to be held in the city of Lisbon from the 14th till 20th of November, 2016, and the two second of each group will play a definitive match (of three single matches) in order to try to reach the third available place.

The California TEAM is ready to fight!!

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Padel or Paddle?

Great article from WikiPadel , platform that helps all players of Padel to find a fun, fast and easy way with an interactive map, which shows which professionals from Padel are near your home, in your city or in your country and help Padel professionals come forward and get many more students or clients to their services without intermediaries and for free.Gabriel Gonzalez talks about the differences between what we called Padel (European Padel)  and Paddle Tennis ( American Padel).

Finally it seems that with the passing of the years are the players, clubs and padel federations around the world have come to “formalize” internationally the word “PADEL” to call this “new sport” growing at lightning speed.

In the 90s yet the word “Padel” and “Paddle” lived together for the same sport, but when it began to internationalize the padel, the English speaking preferred to adopt the original word “PADEL” because in their language the word “paddle” little sense because it created immense confusion with a popular rowing and more confusion even with the “paddle tennis” which has different rules than the original padel.

Today existing padel federations in the United States, United Kingdom, Belgium, Netherlands, France, Australia, Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Spain, Mexico, Paraguay, Dominican Republic, Sweden, Switzerland, Uruguay and other … The list is growing month to month and all federations agree to adopt the word “PADEL” as the “official” word and their respective clubs in these countries, which in 95% of cases have also adopted the same word spontaneously “PADEL” as the official word internationally to call this sport.

In the 80s and 90s was not clear what word to use, the original word “Padel” or “Paddle”, but apparently there is already a tacit agreement internationally where federations, clubs and players around the world have officially chosen the word “Padel” and today we can see cases where oldest clubs that were called “paddle club” or similar names, have been forced by the confusion created by the same players to change the name and update, call the club for the word almost “official” in all the contries, call it by the name that today all know: “PADEL”.

It is today, in the 2013 when almost no one questions it because everywhere we see is the word PADEL and it seems normal and logical, as we see in the Spanish-speaking padel federations and in the english-speaking padel federations, we also see the word “padel” in the major professional padel circuits, such as the World Padel Tour, the Padel Pro Tour and other major tournaments, whether professional or amateur level, today, everybody use the word “Padel”, so we find it very strange and outdated now see a padel club with “Paddle word” but still exist, very few but there are still some who resist to global trend.

In conclusion, it seems the world has made a decision, taken spontaneously by players, federations and clubs around the world, will be the word “PADEL” the “official” word.

Article by Gabriel Gonzalez padel playing usa

Invitation to play Padel in Los Angeles

The PadelBox invites you to try this amazing sport at South End Racquet Club in Torrance. South End not only offers Padel but also Paddle Tennis, Tennis, Squash and Racquet Ball.

  • Players: Played in doubles only.
  • Serves: Both 1st and 2nd serves must be underhand.
  • Score: Scoring method is the same as in tennis.
  • Ball: Very similar to tennis balls with less pressure.
  • Paddle: Solid with no strings.
  • Walls: Walls are used as part of the game.

You can participate in our Court Challenge every Saturday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. For private and group lessons please call us at (347) 722-4510.

Get in contact to play at padel@padelbox.com.

Come by to try this new sport in Los Angeles!

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Padel Rackets ON SALE Black Friday

Thepadelshop.com is offering special discounts up to 30% in paddles. Check out  Black Friday sales.

After Black Friday aditional discounts will be still available.

DUNLOP FUSION 1.3

Paddle tennis/padel racquet for advanced and professional padel and paddle tennis players that require the maximum performance from their paddle in each shot with an exceptional combination of power, control and comfort.

Individual bag included.

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  • Weight: 360-375 gr
  • Width: 38mm
  • Frame protector: Yes
  • Power: 10
  • Control: 10

DUNLOP SPACE KEVLAR

Paddle tennis/padel racket ideal for an intermediate player in progression seeking a paddle with great power and good control and comfort in the strokes.

Individual bag included.

SHIPPING INCLUDED IN PRICE IN USA

  • Weight: 360-375 gr
  • Width: 38 mm
  • Frame protector: No
  • Power: 9
  • Control: 8,5

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South End Raquet Club Padel

South End just added Padel to the Club.  Come try this amazing sport.
It is one of the fastest growing raquet sports in the world.
It is the second most played sport in Spain and
spreading fast through Europe & other continents.
More than 10 million people & 21 countries play Padel.
In USA you can play in Texas, Florida &  California.

Easier and less demanding on your body.
Exciting, fast growing sport.

It´s  a combination of Tennis and Squash.
It´s extremely social and easy to play.
Learn to play with the wall.
The artificial grass is enjoyable and easy on the joints.
Try another fun sport.
Good for all ages.

Try Padel Free for a promotional time only.

Reservations needed at padel@padelbox.com

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California Padel Association

Welcome to the Official California Padel Association.

Our mision is to promote the sport of Padel in California.

To develop the game in general and approach youth and school communities.

To promote the game of Padel as a fantastic and fun way to gain physical fitness.

Facilitate exhibition matches and coaching clinics to introduce, promote and develop the game of Padel.

To establish a code of conduct for players.
To set high standard of amateurism and to nourish tournaments in California.

Working with local governments and authorities to build Padel Courts in the community for local parcitipation in the sport.

To develop the game in general and approach youth and school communities.
Become a member at www.californiapadelassociation.org

California Padel Association

Come try Padel at South End Raquet Club

Saturday November 2nd you are invited to try Padel at South End Racquet Club.

The game of Padel has been likened to ‘tennis with walls‘ and ‘squash in the sun’. It is a sport that combines the best elements of tennis, squash and racquetball. It has gained tremendous popularity due to its simplicity and similarities to already existing racquet sports.

The rules allow for the use of the back and sidewalls, resulting in longer rallies. The balls used are similar to tennis balls, the scoring the same as tennis, all the serves are underhand.

Padel is a fun game to play and appeals to a wide population. Children enjoy playing as it is easy to learn, promotes teamwork,  improving their hand-eye coordination. It is a family game. The smaller court size brings everyone closer, making social conversation a much more integral part of the game. Padel is a great game for players of all ages and skills as it is both quick and easy to pick up and is less physically demanding than similar sports like squash. Most players get the grasp of the game within the first 20 minutes of playing and find it easy to achieve a level of proficiency so that they can enjoy it because the game is not as dominated by strength and serve as tennis.

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The Padel Shop is now open.

Find the best paddle tennis racket and accessories in the market at The Padel Shop. Featuring Dunlop and Head. More brands are coming. Padel Revolution offers you clothing for Padel, Paddle Tennis and Tennis. Take advantadge to the special opening discount of 10% adding this Code until July 10TH. 3TFZPAP9

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How to choose the best racket?

The weight of a racket:

Most rackets range between 355gr. and 395gr. A light racket would be between 355 gr and 375gr. A heavy racket would range 375gr to 395gr.

Lighter rackets are suitable for beginners and women as they are easier to handle.

Thickness of the racket:

Most rackets range 36mm to 38mm. Advanced players should use thicker rackets to hit the ball harder. For beginners it is recommended thinner rackets because they are easier to use.

Materials of the racket:

Most of the frame of the racket is made of fiberglass or carbon. The face may contain kevlar. Carbon and kevlar are introduced to some higher end rackets to make them extra resistant to shocks and accidents.  The face of a padel racket is usually made of soft materials (foam) or hard materials (eva). A high-density, also known as firm core,  the racket provides more power. A low density, also known as soft core, the racket provides more control. A soft core paddle also provides more comfort and is a better choice for a player with tennis elbow. To choose the right one  remains a personal choice.

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