About Us

SA Padel

Our Story

Padel was first introduced to South Africa at the Val De Vie Estate in Paarl, in 2019.

In October 2020, the South African Padel Association (SAPA) was formed, and in January 2021 SAPA was included as an associate member of Tennis South Africa (TSA).

We are the national governing body for the sport of padel in South Africa and are close to being recognized by the International Padel Federation (FIP) and African Padel Confederation (CAP).

Mission Statement

Our focus as an organization is to support the promotion and growth of the sport of padel across South Africa with the following objectives:

a) Promote awareness of padel in South Africa
b) Create opportunities for both the growth of the sport and athletes in it
c) Build a sustainable revenue model for padel to succeed
d) Form a national network for padel that will create excellence in the sport from grassroots level and allow for national events, tournaments, ranking systems and a competitive national team


Padel Mission Statement