Padel is not just for the pros, in fact, one of the best things about the sport is that anyone of any level and age can have a great time and even take part in competitions.
There are competitions being held all over the major cities in Spain, and now also internationally. In this article, I’ll mention the best ones I know of in Barcelona, and also some of the international ones.
Players of different levels look for different kinds of tournaments, so the first thing you should do is consider your level and experience in competitive padel. Click here to find out your padel skill level.
If you’ve just started playing and don’t know many people who play padel, I would suggest you don’t play any tournaments and start looking for Americanas. These are events where you have 20-40 people and you get to change partners every match, so you can go alone and get to meet many people. Some of them give prizes for winners but mostly they are just for getting to know people, having fun and gaining experience. If you’re single, this might also be a great place to meet a guy or girl who shares your padel passion 😉 Participation in Americanas is quite close to 50/50 in terms of male and female most of the time.
Once you’ve got several Americanas under your belt, have found one or two partners that gel well with you and are ready to take things to the next level, you should start looking at tournaments.