From Mexico to Sweden: The Rise of Padel in the Nordics

As a regular padel player, I can attest to the growing popularity of this exciting and fast-paced sport in Sweden. But it wasn’t always this way – padel didn’t make its way to the Nordic country until the 1990s.

I remember when the first padel courts were built in Stockholm and Malmö in the early 1990s. At the time, the sport was relatively unknown in Sweden, but it quickly gained popularity and has continued to grow in popularity since then. Today, there are padel courts all over the country, and the sport is played by people of all ages and skill levels.

One of the things that I love about padel is its accessibility. Padel can be played by people of all ages and skill levels, and it’s a great way to get active and have fun. The sport is also relatively easy to pick up, as the rules are similar to those of tennis. In addition, padel can be played indoors or outdoors, which makes it a great option for all seasons.

As a professional padel player, I also appreciate the social aspect of the sport. Padel is often played in doubles, which means that it’s a great way to spend time with friends and teammates. The fast-paced and competitive nature of the sport also adds to its appeal, as it allows players to challenge themselves and improve their skills.

In conclusion, padel has come a long way in Sweden since it was first introduced in the 1990s. Its accessibility, social aspect, and fast-paced nature make it a great option for people of all ages and skill levels, including professional players like myself. If you’re looking for a fun and exciting way to get active, padel might be the perfect sport for you.