Sport was born in Acapulco (Mexico) in 1969, created by Enrique Corcuera.
The game quickly gained popularity in Spain – in 1973 the first paddle courts were created in the capital and on the Costa del Sol. In 1991 the International Padel Federation was founded in Madrid.
At the beginning it was played with wooden rockets.
By the end of 2010, there were already 2,500,000 amateur players in Spain (more than in traditional tennis) and over 120,000 courts – club and private.