Milan, 1 July (askanews) – A little tennis and a little squash? No, it’s the padel. It is the sport of the moment that is conquering more and more fans. There are 15 million in the world, eight in Europe alone and about six in South America where this sport was born. In Italy in recent years the structures for playing padel have multiplied. There are about two thousand fields where you face each other with the double “pan”. Last in order of arrival, in a special location, are the two temporary fields inaugurated in Milan, under the skyscrapers of the futuristic Piazza Gae Aulenti, the work of the start-up Zeta Padel Club, which sees Gianluca Zambrotta among the founding members. The blue world champion has a long-standing love for padel: “He was born in 2006, in Spain, where I played for two years in Barcelona. They were ten, fifteen years ahead of us. I met him there.” I think padel is the sport of the moment: it is very dynamic, active, socializing and quick to understand then the beauty is that you can play mixed “, he added. The company already boasts a large digital community, proposes itself as a network for enthusiasts and plans openings of fields in different locations, inspired by the philosophy of Golf Clubs but with an innovative imprint: they will be spaces for playing sports, but also for socializing and doing business . For the inauguration of the fields under the skyscrapers of Milan, a Milanese derby was staged between former AC Milan and Inter champions. Gianluca Zambrotta and Cristian Zaccardo on one side and Lele Adani and Nicola Ventola on the other. The two fields will remain open until 23 August.