Love at first stroke

Stockholm, 2018. The first time we stepped into the cage, first time we held a padel racket, first time we played padel. Instead of running to the net, we ran back. Nine out of ten balls in the glass wall. The serves straight into the grid. Far from a glamorous debut, but damn it was fun! During those 60 minutes the love for padel was born.

The starting shot

Pandemic hit. We, like many others, had more hours in the day to use. Mom always said to do more of what you love, so we started playing more padel than ever. In a constant quest to optimize our own game and find better equipment, we plowed through hours of tips on YouTube and broke down every material choice there was on the market. Somewhere in between, probably over one or two San Miguels on a Friday night, we decided that we wanted to try our hand at designing, producing and selling "the perfect gear". You know - for players, by players. The bar was set as high as our smash in the glass the first time we played. The goal was to find the ultimate combination that meets the functionality needs of the amateur as well as the advanced player - with an appealing design at a fair price.

The launch

And the result is more or less what you can see on our website today. A narrow and carefully developed range that has received all our time, energy and love - directly from the factory to your hand so that it tastes much more than it costs. We decided from day 1 that we would not follow the path of the big traditional brands. That's why you see the same models year after year on our website. You won't find any flashy symbols (aka superpowers) on our rackets. They're not called "Elite Pro Legend X2000" or something similar, and they don't have a clown's color palette. We keep it simple. Jokes aside! We hope that we can gain your trust and grow the sport together - both on an individual and collective level.

Who are we?

345 words later and we still haven't introduced ourselves. Here we go. Behind Acero is Ronnie Österberg & Mattias Österberg - father & son. Are we the best at padel? Absolutely not! Can we kick mash? Hardly! However, we share a strong passion for the sport and are two extreme material nerds. Therefore, we hope, and believe, that Acero can create padel equipment that is appreciated by you and many other players.