Padel is being touted as the fastest-growing sport in the world. Yes, even faster than Pickleball. It’s a game with elements of tennis, racquetball and squash played on a plexiglass-enclosed court.
Texas’s first indoor padel club, COPA Padel Club, is set to open in October in Magnolia, in The Woodlands area.
The sport originated in Mexico in the 1960s and is primarily played as a doubles sport with racquets smaller than a tennis racquet. It’s enjoyed spectacular growth in Italy, Spain, Columbia, England and a number of Scandinavian countries.
COPA Padel Club’s location in The Woodlands area will include state-of-the-art padel courts and an alliance with M3 Padel Academy—a padel academy based in Spain—that allows plays of all levels access to world-class coaching and training programs.
COPA’s Ruben Gonzalez said, “COPA® Padel Club is not just a sports venue; it is a community hub where individuals and families can come together to enjoy a unique and accessible sporting experience.”
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