Let it Snow: Shovels Up Because Padel Is Your Newest Padel Frozen Fun This Winter!
Is it possible to play padel in the winter? Padel is a sport that can be played in all seasons, including the cold ones! Great news! You can have all the fun with this rising sport, even outdoors in the winter, as long as the court is dry.
Even greater news: indoor padel courts can be found in many major cities, and they are always active in the winter. For a better grip on chilly court surfaces, make sure you’ve dressed appropriately and you’re using modern padel shoes.
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Don’t forget to wrap up!
Especially on windy winter days, you always want to be snug and cozy when you strut your stuff in the padel court.
It is better to layer your clothes so that you can gradually remove them when the weather warms up. When you take rest breaks throughout your game of padel, you may add layers back on as required.
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Remember to warm up both inside and outside
It’s usually a good idea to warm up before a game of padel. It is even more vital in the frigid winter months. If you don’t warm up before playing padel, you might get tight muscles and overexert some joints. We don’t want that.
Warming up for a cold game of padel entails more than just your body. A chilly padel ball has very little bounce. It’s considerably more of a problem if you’re playing in a region where snow is likely to fall.
Warm the padel ball by hitting it back and forth for a couple of minutes before the game begins. As the padel ball heats up, it will begin to restore internal pressure and, as a result, bounce better.
Keep an eye out for shady areas of the court
Many padel clubs build their courts to face north to provide some shade early or late in the day during the hot summer months.
During the colder and wetter winter months, however, the same gloomy locations are unlikely to get any sunlight. This implies that there will be portions of the court that stay slick throughout the winter.
In these courts, take particular caution since your under-shoe grip varies depending on where you are on the court.
Caution: slippery when wet
Dewfall in the early morning or late afternoon may dampen both the glass walls and the court surface. The wetness quickly transfers to the padel ball’s fuzzy outer layer. Padel courts that have not dried sufficiently after rain is in the same boat.
When a padel ball’s fuzzy outer layer is wet, the ball becomes heavier. If you continue to play padel with these wet and heavy balls, you will generate a large impact force on the padel racket every time you strike the ball.
The importance of hydration cannot be overstated. Being properly hydrated for padel tennis, whether it’s chilly or hot, is as important as warming up. Wear shoes with strong traction to prevent slipping, as the track may be damp, particularly in the shaded regions.
It should not be forgotten that in the winter, parts of the track, particularly those facing north, are often shaded. That’s why we’ll have to keep an eye on the soil’s humidity and, of course, any potential dew coatings on the crystals.
You must strike the ball before it bounces off the glass and becomes uncontrollable. The track is less stable than it was in the summer.
The shovel and the ball don’t work the same way in warmer seasons. The ball bounce is smaller overall, which results in our hits being less powerful.
During the game, we must vary the ball’s rhythms and not constantly play at the same tempo. Because the pot won’t be particularly large, strive to play slower balls. In these types of padel matches in the winter, use the walls to your advantage. You’ll be able to get the ball to bounce close to the gate without it climbing too high.
Search for deep balls near the wall and then play balls that push our opponents to go closer to the net. They’re the well-known ‘Chiquita.’ It’s important to keep in mind that playing with wet balls increases the risk of tendon injuries in the elbow and wrist.