Padel is a very dynamic and engaging sport characterized by long rallies and spectacular points. Padel’s competitive nature combined with its social character makes it a very entertaining and enjoyable activity.
Begoña is 40 years old and she’s been living in Romania since 2013. She holds a construction engineering degree from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, and has been working in the construction industry since 2002. As a result of the construction crisis in Spain, Begoña decided to diversify her investments so she founded PadelMania together with Daniel Prieto in order to develop and promote this new sport in Romania. Since childhood, Begoña has been passionate about sports and she played basketball throughout her youth. After quitting basketball, Begoña started searching for a fun and challenging way of staying fit. She discovered padel in 2002 and became addicted to it instantly. She encourages everyone to play this fantastic sport and guarantees that you’ll be hooked right away.
Daniel is 41 years old and has been living in Romania since 2006. Daniel holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration and he is a certified SAP consultant. He started his carrier as a SAP consultant but after 8 years he decided to travel around the world and landed in Romania where he invested in real estate. He founded a real estate company that is still successfully operating all over Romania. Daniel started playing padel in the 90’s in Madrid when it was still relatively unknown and immediately fell in love with the sport. Since his early days in Romania, Daniel thought about brining padel to Romania, but it wasn’t until 2013 when he met Begoña that they decided to found PadelMania. Daniel believes that padel is more than a sport, it is a game and players are meant to have fun. That’s why he encourages people to come to PadelMania to play, socialize and have fun!
Adrian is 26 years old and hails from Bucharest, Romania. An ex-professional tennis player, Adrian has won multiple national and international championships and has garnered an ATP ranking before heading to university in the United States. Adrian holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the College of William and Mary in Virginia and a Master’s degree in International Political Economy from King’s College London. Adrian is passionate about development and behavioral economics, diplomacy and sports, especially padel. He discovered padel in 2014 and could not stop thinking about it since. Adrian currently holds a Guinness World Record for his successful attempt to play padel for 25 hours straight together with his friends Adrian Barbu, Dan Lazar and Gabi Moraru.
Rafa is 26 years old and comes from Montilla/Córdoba, Spain. He completed his early education in Montilla and then moved to Granada to study Pedagogy. Rafa has been a fan of racket sports all his life. He started playing tennis when he was five and then transitioned to padel later in life. In 2012 Rafa acquired his padel instructor certificate from the RFP Padel Plus Academy and started teaching lessons soon after. He joined PadelMania in 2013 as a manager and padel instructor and has been teaching more than 200 players since. He recommends padel because it is a very accessible sport and can be enjoyed by players of all levels.