Padel Scene in Spain – Data/Facts

The padel scene in Spain is very active and popular. Here are some data/facts about the sport:

  1. Padel is the second most popular sport in Spain after soccer.

  2. According to the Spanish Padel Federation, there are more than 3,5 million players in Spain.

  3. Spain has the largest number of padel courts in the world, with more than 14,000.

  4. The World Padel Tour, which is the top professional padel league, is based in Spain and features many of the best players in the world.

  5. The Spanish men’s national team has won the Padel World Cup nine times, while the women’s national team has won it six times.

  6. The popularity of padel is not limited to Spain; the sport is also gaining traction in other countries.

  7. Padel has a strong social aspect in Spain, with many players joining padel clubs and participating in leagues and tournaments.

  8. Many celebrities in Spain, including soccer players and actors, are known to play padel.

  9. The growth of padel in Spain has led to an increase in the number of padel equipment and clothing brands based in the country.

  10. The Spanish Padel Federation organizes numerous tournaments and events throughout the year, including the Spanish Padel Championships and the Spanish Padel Cup.

Padel Scene in Spain – Data/Facts

Survey on 39 million people: 

Number of active players in Spain: 
– 7.5% play tennis (2.92 M) 
– 9.0% to play Padel Tennis (3.51 M) 
Total: 6,43M / total population: 45 M 
= 14.28% play in tennis courts

By age groups in Spain

Padel Scene in Spain – Data/Facts

In many clubs in Central Europe, this group is slightly small. As per the German Tennis Association the age group between 19 and 40 years is represented with only 19.76% of the members of the tennis club. 

These figures speak for themselves. PADEL has evolved as a separate category, and has won many followers. PADEL takes place usually in the immediate vicinity of tennis courts and it is considered as a perfect add-on sport in a tennis club, sports parks and leisure centers.

The main reasons for this success are: 
1. It is easy to play 
2. Is low priced (4 people per game) 
3. High fun factor 
4. Is physically not very demanding 
5. Promotes highly social relations

Padel Scene in Spain – Data/Facts

Player Licensing 
Only licenced players, who have a valid player license are allowed to participate in competitions.The number of licensed players has increased by 27 % over the previous year (75.548) to over 96.000. The growth of licensed players has grown steadily in the last 10 years. (See chart on the left). This sport has been registering spectacular growth rates even after 15 years.

Padel Scene in Spain – Data/Facts

Licensed players by ages
19-23 ->   4.3%
24-39 -> 30.6%
> 39   -> 46.7%
Particularly interesting is the fact that players from the middle ages (19-39J) are very well represented.
Conclusion: Padel Tennis motivates and excites people between the ages 19-39J very well.

Padel Scene in Spain – Data/Facts

Breakdown by gender 
 65.9% men 
 34.1% women

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