Padel is a racquet sport that is becoming increasingly popular. It has gained rapid acceptance due to its simplicity and similarities to other popular racket sports. The sport was invented in Acapulco, Mexico, by Enrique Corcuera in 1969. It is currently very popular in South or Central American countries such as Argentina, Brazil or Mexico as well as in Spain, and it is now beginning to spread rapidly across Europe and other continents. Padel is a combination of great assets of other racquet sports such as tennis or squash. The game of padel is a doubles game on a playing surface of 20mx10m, with a net in the middle and glass walls and metal grid on the back and side. People enjoy playing Padel, as it is easy to learn, promotes teamwork, whilst improving their hand-eye coordination. It is a family game – men and women, and youth can compete together without physical strength being the sole determinate of the winner. New players to racquet sports, of all ages, will find it an easy and accessible, however for those more advanced players coming from tennis or squash, Padel can be equally demanding as it requires new skills and disciplines that sets it apart from other racquet sports.