WELCOME TO LIFE ON PADEL
Here's everything you need to know to never look back.
WHAT IS A1 PADEL?
A1 PADEL is an international Padel tour founded in 2020 by Fabrice Pastor with the goal of expanding the sport's awareness and accessibility.
In 2023, the tour will travel to 18 cities, 13 countries, and four continents, including the first-ever stops in the U.S.
Like Tennis? You'll LOVE Padel
Padel and tennis are two well-known racket sports, with a similar format and similar equipment.
To a new padel player, the two sports may appear similar, but they have significant differences.
Padel balls are slightly smaller and less pressurized than tennis balls, but they are often confused because of their similar appearance.
Padel courts are usually smaller than traditional tennis courts, with dimensions of 20 meters in length and 10 meters in width.
The court is surrounded by glass walls and metal fencing, allowing players to use the walls to their advantage.
Padel rackets have a shorter handle and no strings. They're made of foam core, carbon fiber or fiberglass, which can make it harder to generate spin and slice on the ball.