Padel: the world’s fastest-growing racket sport loved by the likes of David Beckham and Andy Murray

In the searing heat of the Middle East, a Spanish team clashes with Argentina in the final of the World Cup, with the Argentines storming to a 2-1 victory.

This is not some prophetic predication of the winner of the Fifa World Cup in Qatar – the globe will have to wait another 18 days for that. 

Instead, it is the result of one of the world’s fastest growing racket sports which counts the likes of David Beckham, Lionel Messi, Andy Murray and Zlatan Ibrahimovic among its 25 million-strong army of fanatics.

Padel, a hybrid of tennis and squash, staged its 16th world championships earlier this month in Dubai – just days before the beautiful game’s sporting spectacle kicked off on the opposite side of the Persian Gulf in Qatar. 

And it’s a sport that is growing in popularity in Britain,…

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