Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference Includes Padel Court

January 10, 2019

NORWALK, Conn. (Jan. 7, 2019) – Attendees of the inaugural Racquet & Paddle Sports Show Preview, Jan. 23-25 and co-located with the PGA Merchandise Show in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, will be able to watch professional padel demonstrations, participate in on-court padel playing opportunities and learn more about the sport while exploring nearly 50 racquet and paddle sports brands and organizations on the event Show floor.

Padel is one of the fastest growing sports in the world with over 12 million players in 78 countries and 35 International Federations.

“Padel can easily be described as a social, fun, competitive and addictive sport that is easy to learn and hard to master,” said All Racquet Sports President Lee Sponaugle. “We look forward to showcasing the best of the sport on the padel court at the 2019 Racquet & Paddle Sports Show Preview in Orlando.”

Throughout the three-day Show Preview, attendees will be able to experience on-court games and skills hosted by Marcos del Pilar, the first USA Master Teaching Professional certified by All Racquet Sports/AFP Academy powered by adidas padel. Additionally, insights into building padel courts and the potential return on investment from adding padel courts to U.S. clubs and facilities will be shared by leaders of the sport from All Racquet Sports (USA) and All For Padel (Spain).

Top players in the world from the adidas professional padel team will have daily exhibitions with Official Umpire Harry Gilbert, former USPTA President, and interact with Show attendees to offer playing tips and autographs. Participating professional padel players include:

To see the padel court schedule, visit

The padel court is one of two demonstration courts at the 2019 Racquet & Paddle Sports Show Preview with the additional court being a multi-racquet and paddle sports surface, NEXT-COURT by Mateflex.