30 years of Padel in England.
Here’s a quick timeline of padel in the UK from the first courts in the UK in 1992 and the conception of the
1991 -The formation of the international paddle federation in 1991 made it a professional sport
1992 -The first world championships were held in Madrid and Seville
1992 – The British Paddle Association was formed by a group of passionate British expats seeking to compete in the 1992 World Paddle Championship
1993 – sports council of Spain recognised paddle as a sport and changes it’s spelling to padel for pronunciation purposes in the Spanish language
2005 – the first professional world tour, Padel Pro tour, was created
2013 – renamed the world padel tour
2019 LTA announced it was integrating British Padel
2020 – LTA confirmed as governing body for padel and looking to have 400 padel courts in GB by 2023.