What is Padel?

What is Padel ? 

Padel is a sport that offers a great combination of action, fun, and social interaction. It's an ideal game for players of all ages and skill levels, as it's easy to pick up and most players can learn the basics within just half an hour of playing.

Unlike Tennis, Padel isn't as focused on strength, technique, and serve. This makes it a great game for men, women, and youth to play together, as everyone has an equal chance to compete. One of the most important skills in Padel is match-craft, which involves using strategy to win points instead of relying solely on power.

Overall, Padel is a fun and accessible sport that anyone can enjoy. Give it a try and see how you fare on the court!

The Padel Court. 

Padel is a mix of Tennis and Squash, played in doubles on a small court with glass and metallic mash walls. The ball can hit any wall, but only once it's bounced off the turf. Keep it from bouncing twice on your side to score points.

The Ball & Racquet 

Padel is easy to learn and addictive to play. You use a short, stringless racquet with an elastic surface and a low compression tennis ball. Services are underarm, and shots are played before or after the ball bounces off the glass walls, adding a unique twist to the sport compared to regular tennis.

Court Dimenions 

A Padel court is 20m long and 10m wide with 3m-high glass back walls and 4m-high glass side walls. Alternatively, solid walls can be used. The rest of the court is enclosed with metallic mesh up to 4m high. A net divides the court in two with a maximum height of 88cm at the center and 92cm on the sides. The service area is marked by a line 3m from the back wall.

Scoring System 

Padel has similar scoring and rules to Tennis, but with a few differences. The underarm serve and the use of the glass walls like Squash are unique. Rules allow for longer rallies and points are won with strategy instead of just strength.


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