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n. A racquet sport popular in Spain and Latin America, usually played in doubles on a small, closed court

Padel (sport)

Padel is a racquet sport. In the US and Canada the sport is known as Paddle.

In the US, it is played as a winter sport in country clubs, with heated courts. This is a way for tennis players and golfers to have an outdoor sport to play when it's cold in northern states. Some high schools in affluent areas are starting to form teams as the sport's popularity increases.


Padel can mean:

  • Padel (sport), a form of tennis played in Spain and Latin American countries.
  • A surname:

:* John Padel (1913–1999), British psychoanalyst and classicist

:* Oliver Padel, historian and Cornish Place-name scholar, son of John

:* Ruth Padel, British classical scholar, poet and journalist, daughter of John

:* Una Padel, British criminal-justice reformer

  • Padel, a village in the taluka Devgad, district of Sindhudurg, Maharashtra.