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.
Rafa hails 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.
Adrian is an ex-professional tennis player who 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.