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The importance of english in Padel

por Alex Boland

We have often heard people say: “speaking English opens many doors” but is this applicable to the world of padel?

The answer is “yes”. As in most sports, the ability to speak this language offers many opportunities, especially at a professional level.

Padel is a relatively new sport that is growing at a phenomenal rate. A few years ago, it was inconceivable to refer to the sport in English-speaking countries without them wondering what it was all about.

“Today, clubs are opening at an incredible rate all over the world and that makes English a great tool”.

The opening of these clubs in English-speaking countries is due to the number of new players who need a space to play padel and train at a certain level.  So, the question we can ask ourselves is the following, would you be able to give a padel lesson in English?

At PadelMBA, we have detected the need for clubs to have English speaking coaches, and on most occasions the coaches do not see themselves doing their job in English.  

We usually make excuses like “I don’t have time, I’m too old, I don’t know when to start…”. Well, let me tell you that you DO have time; you are NEVER too old and the best time to start is NOW.

“We should not allow something as simple as learning a language to limit our job opportunities and other personal opportunities”.

As you may already know, a big reason to learn English is that Spanish coaches are one of the most recognised figures in padel. This is due to the results of Spanish players at the highest professional level and the good reputation of the schools and academies. 

“When clubs look for coaches, they always look for the best”.

If for some reason you do not wish to leave Spain, you can always work in clubs built in areas with a high population density of foreigners.  These may be tourists, people with second homes in these areas, or even people who have been living in Spain for many years, but enjoy receiving classes in their mother-tongue language. 

You should bear in mind that classes in other languages will, as a general rule, be better paid in Spain than classes in Spanish.

In the Spanish education system, not only are there more bilingual schools where English is used in sporting activities, but there is a significant growth in international schools that cater for an “English only” approach to classes of all kinds.

We will continue to keep an eye out for English speaking padel coaches, and if needed, we can help you if you need to polish your English language skills!

All at PadelMBA!

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