Do You Know The Worlds Fastest Growing Sport?

This sport has been called 'the most popular game you have never heard of' - and it is certainly one of the most fun and addictive.
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Oct 14, 2021

This sport has been called ‘the most popular game you have never heard of’ – and it is certainly one of the most fun and addictive.

Tennis with walls!

Putting together the best parts of tennis, squash and racquetball, Padel is fast becoming one of the most popular sports in the world. A big part of this is thanks largely to it’s sheer fun, exhilarating gameplay, and inclusive nature.

Padel is easy to learn.

Most people could have a good game going within the first half an hour of play, as strength and speed aren’t the deciding factors. You can have an enjoyable game whoever you are and whether you are playing against men, or women, young, or old – it all comes good. It’ s a fun and efficient way to keep fit. The court size is only 1/3rd the size of a tennis court and this makes conversation easy and gives the game a more social and fun feeling!

If you are more competitive you may want to get involved in one of our events, and experience the game at its most fast-paced and exciting.

Beginning in Mexico, Padel has grown to have over 8 million players globally. It is widely considered the fastest growing sport in the world. In 2014 Padel overtook Tennis to be Spain’s 2nd largest participation sport after football, with 6 million players on over 5,500 courts. and with many elite Tennis players now enjoying Padel ( see the quote below), there is no sign of this slowing as Padel comes here to the U.K. The sport’s popularity along the Costa del Sol in southern Spain and the Algarve in southern Portugal has exposed it to a large number of British visitors, leading to an increased popularity of the sport in the U.K. and a launch of the UK Padel Federation in 2011.

The number of courts in the UK has doubled to over 90 in just 18 months – but based on the experience of Spain and many other European nations that number is expected to grow. With Padel United, everyone is equally welcome; the family with kids, the pensioner, the fitness enthusiast and the elite player. We have them all on our UK courts and it is this mix of fantastic people, and the community they have built, that is the secret to the success of the clubs – combined with our desire to create a world-class padel experience open to everybody.

Padel United has nearly 300 courts across Europe and currently has 10 courts in Essex UK and more rolling out across the UK as we speak.

Don’t take our word for it!

“Padel is one of the fastest emerging racket sports in the world right now, and it’s really exciting to be involved in a sport like Padel…

It’s great for young people to play a variety of sports and Padel is a fast-paced game which is excellent for developing hand eye co-ordination and racket skills.”

Andy Murray

2x Wimbledon Tennis Champion

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With the experience, we have gained over the last 5 years we have built up a base of over 1200 padel players in Essex, and boast the largest junior padel academy in the UK with an incredible over 150 under 16s’. We want to take our favourite game to the rest of the UK, Ireland and overseas.

What we can do

  • We lease the industrial logistic space and transform it into an amazing padel arena with a lounge area, dinner areas, gym, kids area and, of course, world class padel courts.
  • We build the courts in collaboration with a Spanish based company with more than 40 years of experience within the padel industry.
  • We run the clubs and educate staff, padel coaches and management
  • We raise awareness and create ”buzz” around padel in collaboration with sport profiles and other influencers.
  • We offer training programs, leagues and other types of tournaments.


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