Padel history

Enrique Corcuera from Mexico is considered the inventor of today's padel. He had the idea for a new ball wall game in 1962.In his residence in Puerto Acapulco (Mexico), he built a wall about three metres high at the front of a small pelota field adjacent to the wall of his house and closed off the two sides of the field with a wire mesh fence. In addition, there was a net in the middle (like in tennis). And off they went with the first basics of padel (or padel tennis).

Correct Padel rules and equipment as we know it today did not yet exist, of course. The padel rackets were even still made of wood! Everything was still in its infancy...

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