Padel in its current form was invented by Mexican millionaire Enrique Corcuera in the 1960s, although we can
trace back its origins to 1890 when it was played by British sailors in the lower levels of their navy ships. The
first padel courts in Spain were built in 1974, in Marbella. Spain counts with nearly 10,000 padel courts
(about the same number that Argentina where the game developed earlier), approximately 4 million regular
players, and the number of registered players is continuously increasing.