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Former football star opens floating padel courts in Dubai

Former Swedish football star Christian Wilhelmsson is making a big bet on padel in the growing padel city of Dubai.

In an Instagram post, Wilhelmsson tells us more:

”Padelx – a new social racquet club in the world’s fastest-growing sport that’s now opening its first Padelx club in JLT Dubai during fall 2022. The plan is to build 6500 sq ft facilities, including two brand new floating padel courts – providing people in Dubai with a unique sports experience.”

Christian Wilhelmsson made 79 international appearances for Sweden and represented, among others, Italian Roma, Belgian Anderlecht, and English Bolton during his career.


In Padel Alto's Padel on Tour series, we visited Christian Wilhelmsson in Dubai. Watch the full episode here. 

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