Play the Wall

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Something really cool is going on in big Berlin. Our dear friend and, let’s say, tennis-super-sporty-star Ralf Stoffers brings Pádel, originally a traditional South American/Spanish sport, into the city. (You could say it’s a hybrid of tennis and squash.) But Play the Wall interprets the sport in a new, urban way.

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Orientated at the possibilities of the architecture of a city, all you need is a racket, a ball and a wall to play against. That’s how the urban project started last summer, where a bunch of people were seen (and, of course, some smashes heard) almost every day at a forgotten, romantic spot in a government district. Get an impression of the game here.

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You can play alone, in pairs or in a group

Two weeks ago, the mobile Pádel indoor court opened in an old factory building. From now until March 2012 you can go and watch or play there.

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Well, I’m not only telling you all this because I think it’s a really great idea, a project which should be supported. I really, really like the prototype and the first special edition racket of Play the Wall, and guess who did the lettering? 

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So, if you are in Berlin, check it out! I had the chance to play with Ralf and Kathrin in Spain last spring, you have to believe me: it’s totally FUN! 

Registration, ordering and more information on the Play the Wall website.