Padel is a popular sport that is played in a way that is both fascinating and challenging, much like tennis and squash. Padel has attracted a lot of attention from around the world ever since its inception. It’s no surprise that the Padel athletic community has been talking about the “Padel Olympics” for a very long time. But is Padel an Olympic sport? Join us as we explain that in these three points:

1.  Context

1896 witnessed the debut of the Olympic Games with 14 participating nations and 10 sports. The Olympic Games currently feature 204 countries and 40 sports, including the Winter Games. Before any new sport debuts at the Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) must authorize them at least seven years prior.

2.  Requisites

Any sport that wants to participate in the Olympics needs an international governing body that adheres to the IOC’s ethical standards. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) must comply with and regulate the sport. There cannot be any motorized equipment used in the sport. Ultimately, they had to have participated in at least 75 men’s competitions over four continents and 40 women’s competitions across three continents.

3.  Process

The minimal number of competing nations, particularly for the men’s division, is the one requirement the FIP (International Padel Federation) does not meet. Padel will not compete in Paris 2024 or Los Angeles 2028 since it is required to receive approval at least seven years in advance to compete in a particular Olympic game edition.


Padel is one of the sports with the quickest global growth rates, and it continues to expand its reach across borders. The moment Padel’s global reach surpasses the necessary threshold, its Olympic debut is anticipated in Brisbane in 2032. has been acquired by UK leading canopy manufacturer A&S Landscape. Please contact [email protected] for any enquiries.