P.ala was born in California to offer Padel Rackets and accessories creating affordable products for New Padel players. The brand is all about crafting cutting-edge, top-quality, hand made and affordable equipment and accessories for Padel players. 🎾 Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just discovering Padel for the first time, there is something special for you.
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P.ala Padel does things differently with a personal touch that sets them apart. The goal is to make the game accessible and enjoyable for everyone, especially beginners stepping onto the court for the first time.
More Than Just Padel
Committed to providing fun and affordable products like padel rackets, bags, balls, hats and accessories for the game of Padel. P.ala understands the unique needs of padel and racket sports enthusiasts, and are dedicated to surpassing your expectations.
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Introducing P.ala MONTECARLO and MONACOinspired by racing car designs are an exciting venture, blending the speed, sleek lines, and aerodynamics of race cars with the functionality of high-performance sports equipment.
Both models include Aerodynamic hole design that enhances speed and power, helping players generate maximum momentum with each swing. The absence of holes in the center of the rackets ensures a larger sweet spot, allowing beginners to make more consistent contact with the ball
The Round shape and thick frame increase the sweet spot area, making it easier for players to hit the ball and improve their game including Dampeners to absorb the vibrations generated during ball impact, minimizing the shock transmitted to your hand and arm.
Designed with beginners in mind, the Grip optimizes the feel of your padel racket, providing a tactile advantage as you learn and master the game. The faux leather material adds a touch of durability and sophistication to your equipment, ensuring that you step onto the court with both style and confidence.
Padel bags with a fun and retro look
The Padel Bags feature multiple compartments that provide enough space for storing two rackets, a ball can, and other essential items. The front compartment is spacious enough to hold one Padel Rackets, while the main pocket is ideal for storing smaller items such as keys, phone, or wallet. Additionally, the padel bag has a dedicated compartment for laptops or tablets, making it a great choice for players who need to stay connected on the go.
Designed for all racquet sport enthusiasts these retro looking Padel Bags also fits 2-3 pickleball rackets and small items inside. Fits 1-2 tennis rackets, Platform Tennis and Badminton racquets in front pocket. Colors available: Hunter green, white, light grey and navy blue.
This padel court court by our Official Partner in the USA MEJOR SET enclosure is constructed with a self-supporting structure featuring a structural tube, enclosed and secured by two lower and upper perimeter rings. These rings are crafted from structural sheet metal, available in either galvanized steel or coated with baked epoxy polyester resin.
The structure gets added strength from electro-welded galvanized mesh with a 50x50x4mm setup, ensuring a safe playing environment without protruding elements. Frames use a thick structural tube with three horizontal 40x5mm plate crossbars for anti-buckling support. The premium finish ensures an unobstructed view, with no structural elements around the glass perimeter. It features custom elements on door posts and structural components.
For extra durability, the padel court metallic elements get a coating with a thermosetting polyester powder paint. This QUALICOAT-certified finish can be customized to the customer’s preferred color, providing excellent resistance to corrosion, ultraviolet rays, and mechanical impact.
We use certified 12 mm tempered glass for the panoramic back walls and sides. All glass panels are installed on 5mm neoprene to minimize vibrations and reduce the risk of breakage. The manufacturing process adheres to a standardized production process and complies with the UNE EN 12150-1 standard.
Mondo SuperCourt turf is the same one gracing the center court of major professional tournaments worldwide, known for its textured filament effect. It enhances rotational and longitudinal traction, improving grip, safety, and overall performance.
We also offer the option of 12 mm monofilament grass in the four official colors accepted by the International Padel Federation: blue, green, orange/clay, black, and purple. Step onto the court with confidence and style!
Portable or permanent setup This court model can be permanent setup or portable. Opt for portability, and you can set up this court on various sports facilities, including tennis courts
Tested by professional players Court installed in the best padel tournaments worldwide, tested by professional players, endorsed by engineers.
Revolutionizing Padel in North America: Padelbox and Mejorset Join Forces!
In a super exciting announcement, Padelbox, the top provider of Padel courts in the USA since 2013, has teamed up with Mejorset, the global leader in Padel Court Manufacturing and Installation. This epic partnership is set to shake up the Padel world, bringing together unmatched expertise, innovation, and passion.
The company Padelbox has been dominating the Padel court scene in the United States for over a decade, creating awesome courts for private setups and clubs across various states like California, New York, Florida, Texas, Idaho, Louisiana, Georgia. Also present in Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Their commitment to quality has made them a real standout.
Mejorset, with more than two decades of experience, has been at the forefront of the Padel revolution, not only making courts but turning spaces into Padel paradises for clubs and events.
What’s super cool about this partnership is the blend of Padelbox’s local know-how and Mejorset’s worldwide domination. Padelbox knows the ins and outs of American Padel, while Mejorset has rocked the Padel scene globally.
As Padel gains popularity in the USA, this partnership is perfectly timed. This collaboration between Padelbox and Mejorset is a huge deal, shaping the future of Padel with their combined awesomeness.
Guess what? Padelbox just supplied the first Padel court in Northern California and a Panorama court in Coachella. And Mejorset rocked the most important Premier Circuit tournaments in 2022-23 with their official courts.
FIRTS PADEL COURT IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA BY PADELBOX-MEJORSET
They’ve been everywhere:
· Installing 7 courts in the Major Italy 2023 tournament with stunning panoramas.
· Setting up 6 courts in Doha, Qatar, with the best views.
· Doing another 6 courts in Paris in 2022 and 9 courts for the tournament celebrated in Roland-Garrós in 2023, très magnifique!
· At the epicenter of the padel world, in the Madrid P1 Premier Padel tournament 2023, MejorSet installed 4 courts.
· Mendoza got 3 courts in 2022 and 3 in 2023
· Milan got 3 courts in 2022, and in 2023 will be enjoying some more for sure at this stunning tournament.
· Oh, and 5 incredible FULL Panorama courts recently installed in the NY area.
Get ready for the incredible journey as Padelbox and Mejorset team up in North America. 🎾
PadelBox is a brand that has been making waves in the Padel market with their innovative approach to the game. They have recently introduced a unique feature that sets them apart from the competition: two-toned grass, therefor this fresh and new approach to the traditional game of Padel is quickly gaining popularity among players in the USA, where PadelBox has become the expert brand.
What sets PadelBox two-toned grass by Real Turf USA apart is its visual appeal. The contrast between the green and blue grass creates a unique and eye-catching effect, making it a cool addition to any Padel court. But, it’s not just about looks. The two-toned grass has functional benefits as well. The darker grass acts as a reference point for players, helping them determine the position of the court’s back wall. It also helps players judge the ball’s trajectory better, improving their gameplay.
PadelBox innovative approach to the game has been well-received by players and enthusiasts alike and the two-toned grass will be a game-changer, offering a fresh and new experience for players.
PadelBox two-toned grass is a breath of fresh air in the Padel market. If you’re a Padel player looking for a cool and new experience, be sure to check out PadelBoxand their two-toned grass courts.
Building a perfect Padelbox concrete base court steps:
Choose a suitable location: The padel court should be level and have good drainage. It should also be in a location that is easily accessible and has enough space for players to move around.
Measure the area: The standard size of a padel court is 20 meters by 10 meters, but it’s best to consult with PADELBOXand your architect to ensure that the court will fit in the chosen location. Padelbox recommends a minimum space of 35 by 68 feet.
Prepare the ground: The ground should be leveled and compacted, and any grass or other vegetation should be removed.
Build the proper concrete slab following the next steps:
Excavate the area: The depth of the excavation should be deep enough to allow for the slab and a layer of compacted gravel.
Add a layer of compacted gravel: The gravel provides a stable base for the concrete slab and helps with drainage. The gravel should be compacted to ensure a level surface.
Form the slab: The slab should be minimum 12 inches thick and should be formed to the dimensions of the court. The forms should be level and securely in place to ensure that the slab is the correct size and shape.
Pour and finish the concrete: The concrete should be poured in sections and finished with a trowel to create a smooth surface. The slab should be left to cure for at least 28 days before it can be used.
It’s important to use high-quality concrete and to consult with an experienced contractor to ensure that the slab is properly designed and constructed to meet the safety and durability requirements of your padel court.
5. Maintaining the Court: Regular maintenance of the court is important to ensure that it remains in good condition. This includes cleaning and sweeping the surface, as well as checking and tightening any loose bolts or screws.
It is important to consult with PADELBOXexperts when building a padel court to ensure that it meets the standard size and safety requirements.
Meticulous describes every inch of this landscape renovation for a detail-oriented client.
Two new outdoor pavilions anchor the property: one serving the existing pool, the other adjoining a new court for Padel, a racket sport similar to paddle tennis. The existing home’s massive wood beams influenced the overall look of the pavilions, both of which are clad in seven-inch-wide shou-sugi-ban-treatedboards.
This labor-intensive ancient Japanese technique preserves and waterproofs the sapele wood by charring its surface. Both structures are designed on a seven-inch module, so every window and door opening corresponds to a multiple of seven inches wide, leaving no partial boards. Both pavilions are true indoor/outdoor spaces, lit for night use, with televisions, heaters, and wet bars carefully concealed within.
Our design seamlessly joins two lots in Bel Air into a single estate, with multiple programmed spaces for outdoor activity.
A grove of olive trees at the property’s new driveway entrance creates a grand arrival sequence. Carefully manicured boxwood hedges flank crape myrtles, which burst into gorgeous white flowers each spring. Additional olive trees cascade down the hillside, their sculptural branches and thick foliage adding to the feeling of secluded expanse.
A series of formal allées frame the best views and knit all the various spaces together. The client’s specifications for the Padel court were just as exacting. We sank the fence posts deep underground so no fasteners are exposed. The fact that the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety had never certified a Padel court made the process even more challenging. ARTICLE BY RIOS.
PadelBox is at the forefront for high-end, luxury courts in the US. And with a rapidly growing interest in the sport, PadelBox has created a top of the line court for clients living in areas with extreme weather, such as hurricanes, tropical storms and snow storms.
The PadelBox Cube court was recently featured in PARK Magazines’ Too Kool article about power couple Nick Hissom and Kameron Ramirez.
“When Kameron and I are not working, we love spending time with friends, playing padel, running, biking, going to the gym, and boating.”
The PadelBox court was installed in Palm Beach, where weather can sometime be quite rough. This court model is designed to withstand strong wind loads , it is the one of the strongest courts on the market. Combined with the strongest support steel and PadelBoxs’ design aesthetic excellence, this is the one powerful beauty of a court.
The game of Padel, which has been played for years in Spain, is rapidly growing across Europe and the US. PadelBox has been on the forefront of that growth in the US for the last 10 years, installing courts in New York, California, Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, Idaho ,Florida.
Padelbox is also present in Canada and The Bahamas.
Club owners collect a combination of court time and membership fees, which creates a revenue stream, whereas pickleball struggles to charge. At the same time, the margins for padel business owners are more attractive than constructing a tennis court which costs double the amount.
Described as a hybrid game of squash and tennis and endorsed with big investments from famous athletes like the soccer player Zlatan Ibrahimovic and tennis star Andy Murray, padel, a racquet sport little known to Americans is vying to unseat pickleball as the US’s fastest growing sport.
Easy to pick up and played on a smaller court than traditional tennis, padel bears a number of similarities to pickleball. Nowprivate investors are spending big to build hundreds of courts across the nation and campaigning to see it become an Olympic sport for Los Angeles 2028.
First invented by Mexican businessman Enrique Corcuera in 1969, padel is a big pastime in Spain, where there are over 20,000 courts. It’s caught on more recently in the Middle East and other European countries, for example, in France where it’s been the fastest growing sport in the last two years, according to the country’s sports ministry.It’s been steadily making its way into the European mainstream and last month, Roland Garros hosted a major padel tournament on its grounds for the first time.
In the US, it’s states with large Spanish-speaking populations like Florida and Texas that are paving the way.
“You cannot get a court in South Florida without booking three weeks in advance. Facilities have a waiting list of 100 to get lessons,” said the president of the United States Padel Association (USPA). The association estimates there are 25 million people playing globally in more than 170 countries.
Although in the US currently there are only around 180 courts, the USPA is forecasting exponential growth based on the uptake of the sport it has seen in other countries. It expects there will be 25,000 to 30,000 courts with 8 to 10 million people playing in the US by 2029.
New York City recently welcomed its first padel club called Padel Haus. Opened by Santiago Gomez, the Williamsburg venue opened with four courts in July but the entrepreneur is set to open another eight in the city’s Financial District and 10 in Green point and Long Island City within the next year.
“New York City right now alone has enough demand for 50 courts and has room to grow,” said Gomez, who is also looking at expanding in Boston and Philadelphia. Although Gomez has been playing padel for years, he was inspired to invest in it after seeing its popularity rise during covid-19.
“During the pandemic, European governments were not allowing team sports to play, but they were allowing padel,” he said. As a non-contact sport, the risk of germ exposure is lower, but the distance between players is still close enough that people can still converse readily. “People were doing that as their only way to exercise and socialize.”
Fun fact: Santiago Gomez, co-founder of iconic Mexican restaurants Cosme and Atla, is the founder of the project.
“I played padel for almost 20 years while growing up in Mexico and spending my summers in Acapulco, where the sport was invented,” Gomez said in an official statement about his latest endeavor. “When the pandemic hit in 2020, I went back to Acapulco and made padel a part of my routine, playing every day. When I eventually returned to New York, I realized that the sport was one of the things the city was missing and the idea for Padel Haus was born.”
Expect the new destination to look very modern, boasting white oak wood floors, casings with matte black and concrete accents throughout. There will also be locker rooms with lime wall finishes, fluted glass shower doors, large-format gray terrazzo tile flooring and stacked matte sage green wall tiles.
In addition to the professional courts, the space will also be home to the city’s only padel pro shop, a co-ed steam room, an elevated viewing lounge and an organic juice bar that will be open to the public.
As for pricing, memberships currently cost $150 per month, plus a one-time initiation fee of $490. You can also book a court if you’re not a member, but it will cost you $55 per person per hour with a maximum of three bookings per month.
And if you’ve never played the game but so ardently wish you could, you’ll be delighted to know that Padel Haus will soon also launch an academy for both kids and adults led by certified padel coaches. Think of it as a tennis-slash-squash school.
ARTICLE Written by Anna RahmananTuesday June 14 2022 FROM TIME OUT.
THE COMPANY PADEL BOX HAS INSTALLED 3 PADEL COURTS OVER THE SUMMER IN THE NY AREA, SPECIALIZING ON PRIVATE RESIDENCES AND HIGH END SPORT FACILITIES.
The mission of Padelbox is to share our passion for Padel and to create opportunities for more people to learn and benefit from this racquet sport helping padel grow in the NY Metropolitan Area.
Tennis players have a new crush: the sport’s more social, knee-friendly cousin, padel.
In padel, four players hit the ball back and forth in an enclosed court, typically with a floor of artificial turf. Fans say it takes mere days to get up to speed, and the small courts—about a third of what is needed for tennis—are easy to install. The smaller courts also invite easier socializing, as does the fact that the game is played only in doubles.
There are few public places to play padel despite its growing popularity. Many new courts are popping up in homes, particularly luxury properties because of the sport’s reputation as a game for the affluent. Real-estate agents are seeing more buyers in Florida, Texas, California and New York seeking the amenity, or a place to put one. Homeowners with a court are “like the popular kid at school,” says Oren Alexander of Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Miami. “Everyone wants to be your friend and come over and play padel.”
(The sport isn’t to be confused with another popular game, pickleball, where players use plastic balls and table tennis-style rackets, following rules similar to badminton. Pickleball has an even smaller play area.)
It took less than a week for Gabriel Perez Krieb to create a court at his San Diego home three years ago. After buying a five-bedroom, 6,000-square-foot home for $2.9 million in 2016, the food-company chief executive added the court and a viewing lounge area on his 2-acre property. As a longtime tennis player, he knew others who also played padel. The sport makes it easier for beginners and experts to enjoy it together, he says. “You still get to have a lot of fun playing it,” he says.
Gabriel Perez Krieb installed a padel court at his home in San Diego. His sons, Bruno, pictured, and Emilio, are on the junior national padel team.Sandy Huffaker for The Wall Street Journal
Bruno Perez, 16, playing padel. The racket is smaller than the one used for tennis.Sandy Huffaker for The Wall Street Journal
The family also installed a viewing lounge on the 2-acre property, which includes a five-bedroom, 6,000-square-foot home.Sandy Huffaker for The Wall Street Journal
The court has 13-foot tempered-glass walls.Sandy Huffaker for The Wall Street Journal
His $60,000 padel court, built next to an outdoor terrace and infinity pool, has helped keep his family active during the stressful time of the pandemic lockdown, he adds. His two sons play on the junior national team and have a private coach. “It was great timing; we were able to take advantage [of the court] through the pandemic,” says Mr. Perez Krieb, who recently invested in a padel center in San Diego.
Origin stories differ, but many believe the game was invented in Acapulco, Mexico, in the late 1960s by businessman Enrique Corcuera, who set up the first court at his holiday home. Demand for courts has expanded steadily, particularly over the past few years.Soccer star David Beckham is a fan.
Hotels, including the Ritz-Carlton in Key Biscayne, Fla., now offer padel courts. Today, an estimated 120 residential and commercial courts can be found around the U.S., says Marcos del Pilar, director of padel at the U.S. Tennis Association’s national campus in Orlando. Outside of the U.S., popularity is surging in Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands and areas of Asia and South America. “It’s easy to learn,” Mr. del Pilar says, “but hard to master.”
A padel court takes about a week to install, at a cost of $30,000 to $40,000, says Ana Claver of the Padel Box. The company has completed 12 courts in the U.S. this year, with 25 more in the plans for the next few months. While most of the early demand has come from single-family homeowners, padel clubs and other companies are looking to install courts for commercial use, says Ms. Claver, based in Manchester, N.J.
The company’s courts have silica on top of turf to add bounce and to allow smooth slides. A combination of galvanized steel and tempered glass are used for the 13-foot walls. “It’s an incredible box to make friends and do business,” says Ms. Claver.
Some clients prefer to customize, says Miami architect Kobi Karp. Over the past few years, he has added adjustable louvered roofs to make it easier to play in the hot sun. And rather than keeping the courts tucked away, homeowners want the sleek courts to be a focal point, with nearby seating areas and custom lighting. “They are front and center,” says Mr. Karp. He estimates that customizing a court costs about $75,000.
Miami developer Todd Glaser says he is planning padel courts for several spec houses, starting at $60 million, that will come up for sale in the next two years. Many of the homes that might have offered a tennis court now show a padel court in the plans, especially in areas such as Miami Beach and Palm Beach, where land parcels tend to be smaller. “It’s not as big and intrusive as a tennis court,” Mr. Glaser says.
Ignacio Perez, center, turned a tennis court into a padel court at his Texas home.Michael Starghill for The Wall Street Journal
‘Padel is easier to enjoy with family and friends,’ he says.Michael Starghill for The Wall Street Journal
Mr. Perez purchased a home in the Woodlands, Texas, in 2018, drawn to the property’s 52,000 square feet of outdoor space.Michael Starghill for The Wall Street Journal
The game that has homeowners putting up courts on their properties
Ignacio Perez spent six months updating the interiors of his six-bedroom, 10-bathroom Texas home. He spent $1.8 million to purchase and renovate the home in 2018.MICHAEL STARGHILL FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL1 of 6•••••
Other homeowners are giving old courts new life. Last year, Ignacio Perez spent three weeks and $30,000 converting the tennis court on his property into padel and basketball courts. Mr. Perez, a Houston developer, purchased the Woodlands, Texas, home in 2018, drawn to the property’s 52,000 square feet of outdoor space.
He worked with a local installer to create the two separate sports areas rather than renovate the single tennis court. Although he enjoys playing both padel and tennis, he doesn’t miss the one-on-one tennis games. “Padel is easier to enjoy with family and friends,” he says.
In New York, a padel court will be an added amenity at 111 West 57th Street, a tower set to be completed early next year. The net-enclosed court on the building’s 8th floor will sit alongside a juice bar and shared lounge spaces. The padel court is inside the preserved Steinway Hall, which operated as a showroom and headquarters for the piano manufacturer. The landmark structure will connect to the supertall skyscraper with units ranging from $8.8 million to $66 million.
After building his Los Angeles home 21 years ago, Barry Cayton envisioned a guesthouse on the second parcel of land he bought next door. But after he was introduced to padel by friends, he changed his mind.
In 2016, he worked with a landscape designer to visually combine the two lots. In addition to a padel court, Mr. Cayton built two outdoor pavilions clad with charred wood—known as shou sugi ban—complete with televisions, fire pits and wet bars. The total cost was $700,000.
“For a while, it was the only court in town,” says the real-estate developer, who lives in the gated Bel Air Crest community.
Five years later, little has changed. Each week, the former college tennis player sends a text message to 11 friends inviting them for a Saturday game. A handful always show up. “I am smitten with the game,” says Mr. Cayton.
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Barry Cayton added a padel court and outdoor seating areas at his home in Los Angeles.PHOTOS: JOHN WOLDENBERG (2)https://tpc.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html
Setting Up a Padel Game
How to play: The game follows the same scoring system as tennis. The ball is served underhand from behind the service line and needs to hit the ground of the opponent’s service box before hitting the walls. After the serve, players can hit the ball to return it or let it bounce on the ground. The ball is out if it bounces on the ground twice or hits the wall first.
What you need: With small court sizes and more people playing, the racket game is geared toward different skill levels playing together. Padel rackets are usually smaller than a tennis racket,with a carbon fiber face and carbon frame. The ball is similar to tennis but has less pressure.