With the arrival of summer, there's often more time to practice your favourite sport, padel. There are several aspects that should be taken into account, first and foremost, about one's health as well as the equipment and the way of playing.
Regarding health, let's start with the basic measures you should take before heading to your club with your padel bag.
- 1.Try to avoid the hottest hours of the day, between 12 a.m. and 4 p.m.
- 2.Start hydrating 1 hour before the game, if possible, with isotonic drinks.
- 3.Protect also your skin by applying sunscreen half an hour before the game.
- 4.During the match, take advantage of the time between sets to drink fresh water; it is advisable to drink every 15-20 minutes.
On the other hand, the equipment you choose can also help you to fight the heat. It is important to wear clothing that facilitates transpiration and that is of light colours. You should also protect your head with a cap and your eyes with sunglasses.
Now you are ready and equipped to play - but do you know how the heat affects the padel racquet and balls?
Padel racquets are also sensitive to high temperatures: with heat, the rubber of the core may be altered and a bit softer, which results in the player having less control and the power of the racquet being greater. The use of thermal padel bag is highly recommended in order to prevent the effects of the heat. The handle is another sensitive part of the racquet: with sweatier hands, the overgrip wears faster, consequently losing its properties. Change the overgrip more often in summer.
Other technical aspects that need to be considered are related to the behaviour of balls. At higher temperatures, balls have more pressure, which affects the bounce making it livelier. This will favour the strength of your strike, but also that of your rival. Try to aim your lobs to the back of the field in order to prevent easy smashs by your rivals.
How does humidity affect in summer?
Often in summer, padel is played during the holidays, usually near the sea. In these cases, there are certains aspects that need to be taken into consideration.
When playing near the sea, the humidity affects the side glasses, making them faster and more unpredictable, especially when the ball bounces in a double wall. So if you are at the back of the field, avoid, as far as possible, the ball touching the walls.
In addition, the balls must be in good condition in order to play padel in summer. With our NOX PRO TITANIUM balls, you can have fun with a more resistant and faster ball, designed so that you can enjoy playing padel to the fullest.