Padel is one of the most popular sports today. A few years ago, hardly anyone knew about this sport, and now padel courts are popping up at a rapid pace. Padel is not a new sport, it is already existing for a long time. It was invented in the course of the 1960s in the Mexican city of Acapulco, but it was in Argentina where padel became very popular and where it is the second most popular sport after football. Around the year 2000, Spain became the epicentre of padel and is today the largest market in Europe for the sport. And now, since the last few years we are experiencing its emergence across whole Europe, but why?
Combination of two sports
Padel is a combination of tennis and squash. The pitch is smaller than a tennis pitch and can be played with two or four people. Because of this smaller pitch, the game becomes more dynamic and more social as it is easier to communicate with the other players. A glass or metal cage is placed around the field, this ensures that the ball is never played out of the pitch. The walls are even part of the playing field and makes the game quicker and more intensive.
We think one of the reasons of this hype is the COVID-19 situation. As a lot of recreational indoor facilities were closed, padel was and is the ideal sports discipline for solving the need for exercise. You can play inside but also outside, in a cage and with max 4 people. In other words, it answers the need for social contact in a safe setting.
Domo® Padel courts
We believe that its popularity will be permanent. This means a demand for good and sustainable pitches with high wear resistance, which can be played on all year round. Domo® Sports Grass offers at the moment two high-quality sand-dressed padel products.
Domo® Padel PE/M is a very dense grass turf with texturized monofilament fibres for a fast game speed and maximum comfort. Domo® Padel PE/F has fibrillated fibres which has the result that sand moves less which leads to easier maintenance and a perfect ball bounce.
Enriched with Pureti
Both versions can be enriched with our Pureti product. Pureti ensures discharge of static electricity, no growth of algae or moss and, above all, a bacteria-free environment with an air-purifying effect.
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