British Padel is a not-for-profitorganisation limited by guarantee and receives no public funding. It is the acting governing body supported by it’s aﬃliated members of players, coaches, clubs and approved by the International Padel Federation (FIP). Our organisation is responsible for measuring participation, implementing regulation, and overall minimal standards for all aspects of the sport including and not limited to; court installations, coaching courses, guidance for players, coaches, and clubs. British Padel is currently seeking full recognition from the UK Recognition Panel, a joint policy comprised of the fiveSports Councils (Sport England, Sport Scotland, UK Sport, Sport Wales and Sport Northern Ireland). Our mission is to provide support and guidance enabling a faster growth for the sport of padel. We strive to implement structure and regulation whilst defining minimum standards for our evolving sport. We will assist with padel development matters, pointing individuals and organisations in the right direction wherever required. Our association has been formed by padel enthusiasts, professionals and padel players alike, determined to work together to create the perfect foundation for our sport.
WPT LONDON PADEL EXHIBITION 2018
The international appointments of the World Padel Tour season begin to take color and England could not miss the appointment with the best paddle in the world. Once again, the financial district of Canary Wharf in London will be dressed in the colors of World Padel Tour in two days of show in an official track that will parade some of the best padel players in the world, as well as VIPs and London fans who want to measure themselves. On Thursday 28 and Friday June 29 will be the two dates chosen to test the English accent of the best padel in the world.
For this important event, four top players in the world rankings are aiming for the show in the British capital. The number one in the world ranking, María José and María Pilar Sánchez Alayeto will represent the women's circuit for the first time in the United Kingdom. Along with them, two players who are synonymous with spectacle such as Juan Martín Díaz and Miguel Lamperti will not miss the opportunity to delight the respectable English. A must-see appointment
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Soft rackets: provide power to your shots as their higher elasticity will give extra energy to the ball. On the other hand, they reduce your control. These rackets will help you defend yourself at the back end of the court (as it will help your hits reach the other side) and will provide power on the volley. Obviously, soft rackets tend to last less than hard racquets as softer materials are easier to damage.
Hard rackets: unlike the soft ones, hard rackets provide control and power. They are more demanding than soft ones; because what they lack in rebound power needs to be provided by your arm and therefore you must have a good technique to optimize your impacts..
It is difficult to recommend hardness to beginners or initiation players, as for example, a woman who starts probably needs a softer racket than a man as they tend to have more strength. As we improve our technique, features explained we should then choose based on the, which racket hardness suits our game better.
Rackets can be generally divided into lighter (less than 375 grams) or heavier ones (over 375 grams). Each of these will give our swing different performance and we should therefore choose the weight depending on what are we after.
In this regard, note that while we will be able to move a lightweight racket with greater ease and speed (ideal for volley game) with a light racket we can however lose power in our shots, especially as we get tired. A heavy racket will be more difficult to move but, on the other hand, it will give us more power at impact.
Diamond: these rackets are suitable for advanced players. The sweet spot is smaller and is located higher up in the racket. It makes it easier to hit the ball hard. They are not easy to handle for beginners.
Round: these are best for beginners. The sweet spot of the racket is rather big and it is located in the middle of it. The weight of the rackets is evenly distributed. These sorts of rackets are usually easy to handle.
Tear: There rackets are suitable for medium or advanced players. The sweet spot is higher up the racket.