Rafael Nadal invests in Playtomic, leading app for booking tennis and padel courts

The Spanish tennis star has announced his new partnership with the biggest racket sports community in the world

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Rafael Nadal invests in Playtomic, leading app for booking tennis and padel courts
© Rafael Nadal - Playtomic

Rafael Nadal is training hard to give himself the chance to play on his beloved clay-courts. The Spanish tennis legend decided to skip the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters due to an abdominal problem that has been plaguing him since the Australian Open.

"I don't rule out anything, neither being in Barcelona next week, nor being in Madrid. I couldn't be in Monte Carlo because I've had an abdominal problem for two months, since I came back from Australia. I recovered quickly from the injury in Australia, then, one day, while training, I started having abdominal discomfort. We are trying very carefully," explained Rafa in an interview with Movistar+.

While waiting to come back on court, in what could be his last year of competition, Nadal, the best Spanish sportsman of all time and one of the greatest sportsmen in history, is securing a future even beyond tennis, participating in successful companies.

In fact, Rafa announced a partnership with Playtomic, the biggest sports racket community in the world and the leading app for booking padel and tennis courts, with the largest gaming community in the world.

Rafa Nadal said about this new partnership: "I am very happy with this opportunity that Playtomic offers me because it manages in a social way to unite a community interested in padel and tennis and makes this sport accessible to all types of people, regardless of their level of physical fitness or play I believe that bringing sport closer to everyone always has a positive impact on society."

Félix Ruiz, co-founder and CEO of Playtomic, told: "Personally, I'm happy to see a legend of sport like Rafa Nadal join Playtomic. It will be a great boost to help us publicize the our technology platform and support the growth of racket sports around the world."

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Rafael Nadal© Rafael Nadal - Playtomic

Rafael Nadal invests in Playtomic

Nadal joins Playtomic in quality of shareholder. His investment represents financial support and also strengthens the mission of the company to promote the practice of padel and tennis, connecting amateur players from all over the world.

This alliance between Playtomic and Rafa Nadal aims to offer access and a gaming experience major for all enthusiasts and professionals, proving that racket sports are intended for a very wide audience.

This strategic move reflects the shared vision between Nadal and Playtomic on the role fundamental role that sport plays in society, as well as the importance of technology in facilitating access and participation in these activities for both the end player and the clubs.

Playtomic ended last year with more than 50 active countries, reaching profitability, and plans to grow by 50% in the current 2024, strengthening markets such as the USA, UK, Germany, Mexico or Indonesia, and arriving in countries such as the Netherlands, United Arab Emirates and Qatar.

Playtomic, the leading sports app, facilitates instant booking and club management dedicated to tennis and padel, allowing players to access and book courts quickly and efficient. Players can find padel courts in more than 50 countries with a large community of players of different levels.

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