Birthed in Mexico, padel is a racket sport that has gained popularity worldwide and surpassed national boundaries, especially in Europe. Padel has flourished in the last ten years as a global phenomenon, gaining enormous traction in Europe, with Spain as the leading country, and nations such as Sweden, Italy, and France have followed after.

Over the years, padel has rapidly expanded its reach to more European countries. Here are six facts that explain the reach and impact of Patel in Europe.

  1. Around 31,401 of the world’s estimated 40,000 padel courts are found in Europe as of 2022.
  2. Europe will have 66,908 padel courts by 2025, an increase of 26% annually.
  3. European countries, Spain and Argentina, have the largest populations of padel players, with 3.7 million and 2.1 million players, respectively.
  4. According to a February 2022 article on the Padel United website, Padel United (PDL), the biggest Padel club operator in the Nordic region, is offering funds to those who already own land and wish to open a Padel club.
  5. SportBuzzBusiness reported in October 2021 that the French president had announced plans to finance the construction of roughly 500 padel courts ahead of the 2024 Summer Olympics in France.
  6. Pressportal revealed in May 2023 that DTB is currently in charge of the German Padel Tour (GPT) and that the German Tennis Association has been in charge of Padel since the beginning of 2022.


In recent years, padel has gained a lot of popularity in Europe. Spain, the country credited with creating the modern padel, has significantly increased the sport’s popularity. In other European nations like France, Italy, Portugal, Belgium, and the Netherlands, padel has also grown in popularity. has been acquired by UK leading canopy manufacturer A&S Landscape. Please contact [email protected] for any enquiries.