This is Padmi and Aiball: the Spanish applications that revolutionize how to play paddle tennis using AI

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World Padel Tour (WPT), the elite padel circuit, has witnessed a new game formula with the implementation of artificial intelligence.

 

In recent years, paddle tennis has experienced exponential growth, becoming one of the most practiced sports in Europe. This boom is reflected in the increase in players and the opening of new tracks. Therefore, constant innovation is essential, and thanks to the use of artificial intelligence systems this sport is taking steps towards the future.

More than 25 million players In 110 countries, paddle tennis has established itself as the fastest growing sport in the world. Statistics reveal that there are approximately 40,000 padel courts around the world. In addition, the padel market is estimated at 327 million US dollars.

The convergence between sports and technology has reached new heights in padel, and artificial intelligence (AI) has become the driving force behind significant changes in it. Through innovative developments, such as those promoted by Aiballpadel has not only experienced explosive growth in popularity, but has also elevated the gaming experience to unprecedented levels.

The World Padel Tour (WPT), the elite padel circuit, through Ariana Sánchez Fallada (number one in the world) has witnessed a new dimension with the implementation of Aiball technology. This AI system uses high-precision cameras to track every movement on the track, simultaneously providing analysis and strategic advice. Players can now access detailed data on their performance, from ball speed to court position, allowing them to hone their skills both in competition and in training.

Spanish AI apps

Aiball has established its presence in more than 40 clubs in Spain such as Indoor 7 Santpedor or the PadelSur club, since its creation in 2020. With a number of more than 2,500 users, Aiball has a waiting list that covers more than 50 clubs, some located in countries such as United States and Italy. As part of its efforts to strengthen user loyalty, its creator Nil Crespo Together with her team, she is immersed in the development of a level system, providing users with the ability to visualize their progress and connect with other players of similar levels to ensure more equitable and competitive games.

This advancement not only identifies players and balls, but also provides players with personalized recommendations, assesses strengths and weaknesses, provides detailed performance statistics, and creates video summaries of highlights. The algorithms of Aiball, which combine advanced deep learning techniques and Bayesian models, have been trained with more than 200 hours of recordings and more than 500,000 labeled images, achieving a precision 95% in identifying balls and players.

In parallel, it is developing Padmi an application backed by artificial intelligence that aims to revolutionize the amateur padel. At the moment it is in its beta, but as confirmed by CEO Iñigo Redondo “there is nothing left for its definitive launch.” This platform will use cameras installed on the courts to record and analyze every aspect of the game. From detailed statistics to personalized suggestions, Padmi is democratizing access to cutting-edge technology, bringing the AI ​​revolution from professionals to local track enthusiasts.

With sustained growth and the incorporation of technologies such as artificial intelligence, paddle tennis is heading towards a promising future. The possible inclusion in the 2028 Olympic Games the consolidation of international circuits and the expansion to new geographies anticipate a vibrant panorama for fans of this exciting sport.

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