“Saturday November 3 a new sport was presented in Groningen: Padbol. The mix between foot volley, volleyball and squash has been practiced in Groningen since this week, thanks to former FC Groningen player Gregoor van Dijk. Van Dijk now lives in Portugal and got to know Padbol there. On Saturday, the introduction of Padbol took place at the Indoor Sports Center in Groningen. The coach of FC Groningen Jan van Dijk, Gregoor’s father, performed the opening and FCG was there”.
- Padbol Ambassador in Qatar
Padbol Ambassador in Qatar Rodrigo Maidana, from Argentina, will travel to the World Cup base to continue promoting all the features of the sports evolution. He will keep us up to date and will contribute his experience to enlarge the family of Padbol. Good luck, Rodri! Some dreams are meant to be true. And more when it comes to living unique experiences combining passion and love. Rodrigo Maidana will travel along this path in the coming days, because he will land in Qatar to live the World Cup fever up close, but even more so to keep making the Padbol family much bigger through all his knowledge. The sports evolution par excellence will be the main subject, because it will be at the service of the fans with the spectacular courts installed in different Qatari areas. Padbol will be there with courts in the Fan Zone, installed exclusively for this World Cup period, and in which all fans will be able to experience and enjoy the sports discipline. The courts are located in the impressive Aspire Park area, where the first Padbol club was opened in such region and where the people from Qatar have enjoyed for a long time now all the passion of fusion sport. In addition, there are luxury hotels and the fabulous Khalifa stadium. There are also courts located in the Fan Zone of the city of Lusail, which will host the grand final of the World Cup on December 18 at the Iconic Stadium. And also, in the Fan Zone Cabine Village another ideal place and more than attractive for tourists, who will undoubtedly be fascinated with the possibility of playing Padbol daily regardless of the time, ages, genders or the flags of the countries for which they will cheer. The representative from Argentina, brother of the current professional coach Gonzalo Maidana, will also be there. And Rodrigo himself, before getting on the plane, spoke exclusively with Padbol.com and shared all the feelings, details and emotions of what he will experience in that country, where he will also share with us all the information right away. He will participate in exhibitions, events, tournaments and he will provide his experience to teach all the aspects of this sport that we love so much. -How are you feeling right now and what will the itinerary to Qatar be like? -I’m really looking forward to being there. It’s going to be a long trip with stopovers in Europe, but then in Qatar everything will be concentrated in Doha, which is a fairly accessible city to get around. Then there is also the possibility of visiting the largest Padbol complex in the world, in Dubai. – What do you expect from this experience? – The idea is to make the most of this opportunity. It is a unique experience and a challenge to be able to represent Padbol in the middle of a soccer World Cup and get to know a country so different from mine. -What are your goals regarding Padbol in Qatar? The goal is to enjoy playing and watching a lot of Padbol. In the Arab countries, the sport is more recent, but it will continue to grow faster and faster. It is a pleasure to be part of these events and I am grateful for the trust they have placed in me. With the massive number of people, Padbol is going to expand much more worldwide. -Do you have everything ready? Do you know the places where the courts are located? Several things were planned in advanced, but there is always room to improve some details. Doha is going to be crowded, I’m sure I’ll run into some familiar faces. The courts will be well distributed in the city, near stadiums or the Fan Zones. -How are you going to experience the World Cup fever? -As a soccer fan, I will be in the best place where you can be: experiencing the most important tournament, with fans from all over the world and of course, hoping the victories I want will come true. -What does Padbol mean in your life and what wishes do you have for the future? -I learnt about Padbol many years ago when there were just a handful of players or countries and it is amazing to have experienced the extraordinary progress it had. I was also able to travel, meet great people and places. For the future, I imagine more growth. It still has much more to give and more surprises.
- Padbol, a great choice for improving growth and development!
Padbol, a great choice for improving growth and development! The children of the Fontsanta Fatjo club enjoyed a different day on the courts of Catalonia The projects for the development and training of the youngest are expanded day by day. There are no longer fundamentalist formulas for this, but new tools, training and activities are increasingly being incorporated to enhance the characteristics of the children. Padbol is a sport used by several institutions, as it is the sports evolution par excellence with many benefits. On this matter, the coaches of the CD Fontsanta Fatjo of Catalonia went to the Promosportive complex so that their students, from the under-16 male category, could enjoy a different way of training playing Padbol. There, all the children who participated enjoyed the fusion sport, being able to incorporate new movements, improve their individual techniques with the ball and, also, try some shots with the ball. Everyone was delighted with this adventure and played for a long time to such an extent that they intended to continue challenging each other beyond the net. Until it was time to finish, say goodbye, take a photo for social networks and go back home. They were all happy with this experience. Padbol helps in different ways with the growth and development of the youngest children, and will always welcome the Fontsanta Fatjo club and everyone else.
- Padbol News!
Padbol News! The sports evolution continues to be part of the main media around the world Currently, digital platforms handle information in the most dynamic and fastest way, with the display of images and texts that are spread in a matter of seconds. But there are still many people who continue to choose paper, radio and audiovisual files. That is why Padbol moves through all of them, because it is for everyone, and the news transcend wherever you watch it, read it and/or listen to it. In addition to our channels of contact, the main media have promoted the spreading of the sports evolution par excellence. Since the beginning to the present, Padbol was part of a series of news that transcended at a sports and social level. This is how large networks chose to mention us, to talk about their fusion, about all the pros and benefits offered by this sport, as well as to announce each event that was held and the new franchises that were opened. El Mercurio from Chile said Padbol is unique; Jornal Deportivo from Portugal, Sudpresse from France, Gazeta and Sport magazine from Romania emphasized the novelty of the game; The Province of La Gran Canaria, Correio da Manha from Porto, Solo Deporte from Bolivia, several newspapers in the Middle East, and not to mention the number of media that provided live and direct coverage of the main international tournaments of the sport, were part of the many that gave us visibility and enhanced our impact. Even in Argentina, the networks Canal 13, DeporTV and Fox Sports at the time also made specific productions of our sport and covered certain events. Not to mention the most important newspapers such as Clarín, Olé sports and so many more to refer to and highlight the sport created in there. Additionally, it is also important to emphasize that El Economista, a business specialist, wrote some pieces in reference to the market and other opportunities offered by Padbol. And you, how did you meet us?
- Looking good, Terrasa!
Looking good, Terrasa! The girls from Terrasa FC of Catalonia played Padbol on the courts of the Rubí club Spain and all its regions are practically synonymous with Padbol. Almost the entire territory is occupied by venues of the sports evolution, and more and more fans are choosing it as their favorite sport. But even the latter also happens with other sports, which resort to the courts between the window walls to complement the trainings. That was the focus of the women’s team of Terrasa FC, from Catalonia, who went to the Club Rubí Padbol facilities to have an exclusive day of the sports evolution. The girls were the protagonists and stole everyone’s attention, playing, having fun and generating content for digital platforms, mainly Tik Tok, where you can see some videos and some of the points played. However, the coaches emphasized the exercises, the individual and collective technique, as well as the reaction and definition aspects so that they can later transfer them to the green field. Once again, they were the sophistication, the girls who contribute to making Padbol more special every day, so that everyone plays it, showing that Padbol is all about social inclusion, regardless of age or gender. Because Padbol is a family.
- The first Professional Coach
The first Professional Coach Gonzalo Maidana, the historic Padbol player from Argentina, got the international title and marked a milestone in this sport. The bonding between Gonzalo Maidana and Padbol has been going on for a long time, almost since the sports evolution par excellence was born, because the Argentine player was one of the magnificent talents who came from this sport, and he has proven this year after year. As this is such a strong bond, it has just taken another step in the development and growth of both parties. The Argentinian crack player became the first International Padbol Professional Coach, with an impeccable professional record, he was an Argentinian and American champion, as well as South American champion at club level. Yes, Gonzalo continues to build a career together with his great love. On this occasion, the man from the city of La Plata, who was part of the three World Cups of the fusion sport representing the National Team from Argentina, landed in the United Arab Emirates to carry out his new profession, in which he will continue to share his experience, and his knowledge, while instilling the values of the sport as well as teaching and training all Padbol fans. Maidana will develop his new adventure in the lands where Padbol is growing every day and everyone is in love with it. But there will be a string of experts in the field, who, like the Argentinian, will follow in his footsteps and will also become Professional Coaches, which will cause a quality leap in the sport, giving it legitimacy and prestige, something the entire Padbol family deserves. Congratulations, Gonzalo!
- Calcio Padbol
Calcio Padbol Fabio Argiolas played with Luca Cepittelli and Marco Sau, professional footballers from Italy The ball makes people come together, but Padbol unites people a lot more. And that happens in different parts of the world, such as Italy, where several professional soccer players choose the entertainment of the sports evolution to train, and above all, share good times. Fabio Argiolas, the first Padbol licensee in Italy, invited the players Luca Cepittelli and Marco Sau, who played last season at Cagliari and Benevento, respectively, to play Padbol, and they enjoyed a great afternoon with friends at the facilities of the Padbol Ferrini Cagliari complex. Their friendship dates back to their soccer days, but this time these friends were together on a Padbol court. Here they showed their talent and their competitive spirit, they also share a laugh and took photos in a relaxed day. Currently, both Cepittelli and Sau aren’t part of a team, but they stay in shape taking advantage of the benefits that the discipline provides. However, like so many others, they joined the enthusiasm generated by playing between the window walls, and exerted themselves on each point as if it were just another game in the Italian championship.
- Chivi, the family is growing!
Chivi, the family is growing! Despite of being an endangered species, in one year several Jaguars were born in the state of Iberá Our Padbol family has wonderful news and we are delighted to share it with all of you: Chivi’s family has grown! This is clearly great news to celebrate, but also this is the perfect opportunity to raise awareness. Our official mascot, which represents us all over the planet and is the legal brand of the sports evolution, has been going through difficult times as it’s an endangered species. However, in the last year 12 jaguars were born in the State of Iberá, Corrientes, Argentina, its place of birth. These days, images of two new felines emerged, which were called “Correa” and “Cardozo”. Taking into account that during 70 years there were no recordings of newborns, like those of these last few months, people were extremely thrilled. It is important to highlight that the “Panthera Onca” is an endangered species due to illegal hunting generated by humans, as well as due to deforestation. However, from Padbol we have been supporting Chivi and all his breed in these hard times. For this reason, we try to raise awareness and to contribute so that they continue to live in our planet. Those who want to cooperate, can do so through the non-profit organization “Red Yaguareté”. For more information, visit our website https://padbol.com/chivi-l-es/?lang=es and fill out the forms.
Superwomen As in Romania, more and more girls choose Padbol One day it is in South America; another, in the Middle East; but hours later the passion for Padbol stands out in Europe. It’s like this: the passion for the sports evolution is growing by leaps and bounds everywhere regardless of gender or age. That is why it is not surprising that more and more women are choosing it as their favorite game. Now the ones who got noticed were the Romanian girls, who had fun playing Padbol during a beautiful day organized in Bucharest, where the #BeActive program was carried out for the European Week of Sport. Several activities were developed at the Lia Manoliu National Sports Complex, among which the fusion sport discipline par excellence stood out, with the presence of the official licensee of Padbol in Romania, Elisabeta Gherghisan, and the participation of all of the players, who had fun, played, talked and loved Padbol. As expected, all of them posed for the cameras and recorded their beauty and the pleasant moment lived between the window walls, being the main protagonists of the event. As happened with the Romanian girls, and in many other places on the planet, Padbol has been one of the main choices to train, compete and have fun. And you: what are you waiting for to join us?
- Padbol Citizen
Padbol Citizen The children from the Manchester City Academy enjoyed a very competitive and fun day of Padbol at the astonishing venue in Dubai When learning and fun are combined, the result is always positive. For this reason, the satisfaction of seeing happy children playing Padbol is incomparable, as happened with the visit of the minor leagues of the Manchester City School in Dubai to the beautiful PadPro Emirates seven-court venue. The Under 12 and Under 14 categories of the Citizen Academy, located in Dubai, shared and enjoyed a very special afternoon, which was full of laughter, photos, fun and a competitive attitude with the friendly mini-tournaments developed between them. The Manchester City school, which is based in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and includes boys and girls from 3 to 18 years old, visited us again at the exclusive facilities to develop different trainings, betting on improving certain movements and techniques of the kids, as well as to spend a pleasant moment among the window walls. The cameras and digital platforms recorded once again the little faces of those children, who in addition to training, gained all the enthusiasm generated by playing Padbol. They are and will always be welcome!
- With the magic movements of Mauro Zárate
With the magic movements of Mauro Zárate The soccer player from Argentina played Padbol during his stay in Rome. Every professional soccer player was always tempted to play Padbol. That’s why it’s an everyday thing to see most of them playing the sports evolution in different moments in their lives: in competitions, preseasons, to improve their technique, to relax, to recover from injuries and/or even to fully dedicate themselves once they have retired from their professional life. Mauro Zárate, the striker from Argentina who is currently playing in Platense from the Professional Soccer League of his country, joined the countless list of players who fell in love with the practice between crystal walls. Mauro, who used to play in Lazio, Inter, and several soccer clubs from Europe, always stays in Rome, where he lived many years, when on vacation, relaxing, or just visiting. So, besides sharing a good time with old friends, he also enjoyed sharing with them the love for Padbol. Zárate showed his talent playing with the ball, he had fun with his friends and he was up for the challenge with his competitive spirit. And also, he took a picture which was posted on the official social media of Padbol International