What to eat before
and after a padel match


Padel is a sport that requires a lot of energy. Therefore, eating right is very important for padel players. There are no specific rules to follow when it comes to what you should eat before or after a match. However, there are some guidelines that can help you make the best decision based on your personal situation.

All padel players are different

You are a unique person. Your body is different from everyone else’s, and that means the best way to eat depends on you. You might be a vegan or vegetarian, or maybe you’re allergic to gluten and dairy products. Or maybe you just really like ice cream, and want an excuse to eat it all day long!
Whatever your preferences are, we’ve got some ideas for how they can translate into your padel eating routine.


There are no specific rules to follow, but there are some guidelines:

  • Don’t eat too much. It is common to feel hungry after playing padel and this can cause you to overeat. Try to avoid it if possible, because you might feel sick or even vomit later on due to the excess food in your stomach
  • Also, don’t eat too little either! If you skip breakfast or lunch (which happens when we’re busy), then having a big dinner before playing could cause indigestion or even stomach pains during the match.
  • Eat slowly and carefully – don’t rush through meals; make sure that all parts of your meal have been chewed well before swallowing them; take small bites at first until your hunger has been satisfied; drink plenty of water throughout each day (1 liter per day)

What is the best way to eat before a padel game?

The best way to eat before a game is to have a small meal 2-3 hours before your game. This will give your body time to digest food, but not too much time that it becomes hungry during play.
Avoid foods that are high in fiber or fat, as these can make you feel bloated and sluggish when playing. Spicy, acidic or greasy foods should also be avoided as they take longer for the body to process than other types of foods. Foods that are hard to digest (such as red meat) should not be eaten within two hours prior to playing padel because these types of meals take longer for your body’s digestive system to break down properly, which may lead to indigestion while playing at high speeds on court!
If possible try eating something light like fruit or yogurt with granola mixed into it if this helps keep blood sugar levels steady throughout the day so there isn’t any sudden spikes during competition time!

What is the best way to eat after a padel game?

After a match, it’s important to eat a good meal. A high-protein meal is best because it will help your body recover more quickly and restore energy levels. You should also make sure that you don’t overeat or eat too much at one time; this can lead to indigestion or stomach cramps (which may be painful during the game). Finally, if you have an upset stomach before your next match, avoid foods that are known irritants such as spicy foods or citrus fruits (or even carbonated beverages).

The key to eating right

Find foods that give you energy without upsetting your stomach:

  • Avoid high-fat, high-sugar foods. These can cause diarrhea, bloating, and discomfort when playing padel.
  • Avoid high-fiber foods. Fiber causes gas which can make you feel uncomfortable during a match or practice session.
  • Avoid protein shakes if they contain more than one serving of protein per shake (most do). Protein powders are great for building muscle but not so good at digesting properly when consumed in large amounts before exercise like padel matches/practices or tournaments where there are hundreds of players competing against each other!


We hope we have helped you understand the best way to eat before and after a game. The key is finding foods that give you energy without upsetting your stomach, so it’s important to experiment with different types of food until you find something that works for you.