My early reaction to padel was a visceral rejection. It appeared to be a fad, with a low skill bar, played by insecure people who wanted to be seen.

I was tempted to “gaslight” the craze. This would have attracted controversy, and a few cheap laughs, but it was inappropriate. Besides, I like several padel players; one even has a sense of humour...

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