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Padel: Trend sport on the beautiful Balearic island of Ibiza

Padel skilfully combines the qualities of the sports squash and tennis and is enjoying increasing popularity for good reason. Padel is already widespread throughout Spain and in large parts of South America, and the sport is also very much in vogue on Ibiza among locals and visitors alike. In Northern Europe, too, enthusiasm for padel is growing, although its spread here has only just begun. After buying a Mediterranean house or a beautiful flat on the charming Spanish island, you can visit one of the many sports clubs in the area and do something for your fitness with a round of padel. In this article by real estate agency Engel & Völkers Ibiza, you can learn more about the new trendy sport, which has similarities to tennis and squash, and get a little taste of two of the exclusive villas from our current property portfolio that are waiting for the right buyer. Read on!

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What makes padel so special?

The comparatively young sport originated in Acapulco (Mexico) in 1965, when multi-millionaire Don Enrique Corcuera was unable to build a classic tennis court - as originally planned - due to the nature of his estate. Due to a lack of space, only a half-sized court could be built, which was bordered by concrete walls that became part of the game. The Spanish Prince Alfonso von Hohenlohe, who got to know and love padel during a visit to Mexico by Don Enrique Corcuera, made the sport known in Spain in 1974 and laid the foundation for its spread. Padel is a successful mixture of tennis and squash, requires tactical thinking, has basic rules that are relatively easy to learn and appeals to both adults and children who are looking for a little more "action".

Essential differences to tennis:

  • The rackets in padel are smaller 
  • The padel courts are surrounded by 3-metre-high glass walls
  • Padel is always played in doubles, i.e. with 4 people


Essential differences to squash:

  • A padel game usually lasts shorter 
  • The courts for Padel are smaller
  • Padel makes fewer demands on physical fitness

Due to the simplified rules, padel can be learned by all age groups, which has also contributed to its appeal. In 2024, padel will even become an Olympic sport discipline.

With the purchase of a spacious house, Ibizan finca or modern flat, you can try padel at one of the many sports clubs scattered around the island and integrate it into your new everyday island life. These include the Club de Campo with a padel school for sportsmen of all ages with 5 glazed and 2 indoor courts, as well as 5 clay courts, the BFIT Ibiza Sports Club with a well-equipped fitness centre, as well as the Club Fiestaland Sport Center in Playa D'en Bossa with 4 indoor courts and 8 glazed courts, where tournaments are regularly held. Realise your dream of owning your own property on the beautiful Balearic island with real estate agency Engel & Völkers Ibiza, which leaves nothing to be desired. Thanks to our in-depth expertise and many years of market experience, we are the right contact when it comes to making a sustainable and completely satisfactory purchase decision. If, on the other hand, you would like to sell your property, we are of course also at your side with our market knowledge and know-how.

These 2 exclusive villas are waiting to be discovered by you

Real estate agent Engel & Völkers Ibiza presents two high quality residential properties that you can buy not far from the sports clubs that offer padel.The first villa has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a swimming pool and stunning sea views. With the purchase of this property, you can enjoy life on the Mediterranean island and practice the increasingly popular sport of padel with your friends, family or new acquaintances. This traditional villa from our current portfolio also offers you a unique view and the highest level of living comfort, in addition to 5 bedrooms, a swimming pool, a terrace and a double garage.

Do you love padel and want to pursue your hobby in Ibiza? Or are you a beginner and want to try out the increasingly popular sport and experience for yourself what the “fascination of padel” is all about? There are many clubs on the beautiful Spanish island where you can try your hand and let off steam. If you are thinking of buying a house, villa or flat in Ibiza or would like to put your property up for sale, contact our real estate team at Engel & Völkers Ibiza. We look forward to receiving your enquiry!

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