In this post, we are going to deal with a topic that GIMPADEL knows well, as experts in the export of padel courts. We tell you how this process of expansion and export to other countries is carried out and which countries ask us for more padel courts.
Aware of the large number of courts that have been built in Spain, and studying the padel market in depth, many interesting opportunities have opened up abroad. Especially in countries that one would not imagine.
In this article we will deal with the export of the facilities and structures of a paddle tennis court. Don’t miss out on the details.
Exporting padel to the neighbouring countries
Paddle tennis continues to be an undoubted success in Spain, being the second most practiced sport by Spaniards after football. In Spain, padel courts are still being built both in sports centres and in open air villages or personal courts.
There are two factors when deciding to export padel courts abroad. The first is the proximity to the reference market for padel, Spain. As it is a product with a higher cost and requires special transport, neighbouring countries are those that will demand more padel courts than others that are further away. In fact, it is observed that, from 2017, Portugal experienced a growth in the number of padel courts built and demanded. As did France. Therefore, and understandably, the decision to export will be closely related to the proximity of the country.
Normally these goods are transported in 40-foot open top containers, and can be shipped by ship or trailer truck. International shipments are made with freight forwarding companies, which offer quotations with CIF, FOB, DDP or CIP prices. These inconterms must be clear when exporting.
A second factor is the size of the market, an issue that suppliers study before entering a nation. Knowing which countries have the potential to build padel courts is key to exporting. For example, a country like the United States has the potential, not only to install padel courts in private sports facilities or sports clubs, but also to host several padel tournaments and different padel competitions such as the World Padel Tour. In Europe, the focus would be on Germany, where the sport is not yet well known.
Detecting opportunities to export paddle tennis
The first step to exporting is to detect the opportunities in the sector and to have enough information about the clients and the target market. To get this information, there are several foreign trade agencies in each country that are responsible for promoting export activities and therefore, they will give you the necessary information.
The paddle tennis market is expanding as we have already mentioned, and there are several countries that could include this activity in their sports facilities.
Knowing through information, the interest of potential customers, is of great help to know if it is worth the efforts required for an export process.
Knowing the transport costs of sending a container to a destination outside Spain is also very important to know if the client can assume this cost.
Another factor to take into account is the level of competition. Studying and finding out who our competitors are will be fundamental to make a decision: Do we offer something better than them? How well known are they in the market? What strategies and products are they developing?
Our competitors are an excellent source of information in the foreign market. They have already studied their potential customers, what they require, they know the country, the legislation of the same …. so it is important to consider them in the study of exporting paddle tennis courts.
GIMPADEL exporting padel courts
At GIMPADEL we have been installing paddle tennis courts and building paddle tennis courts abroad for years. Studying the different possible markets that ask us for budgets for the construction of paddle courts.
We have carried out several projects in Holland and Italy with very good results. We continue to investigate opening up to countries such as Egypt, Ukraine, Turkey or Malta, among others.
If you want a paddle tennis court installed and equipped anywhere in the world, contact us, and we will give you an estimate without obligation.