WHAT IS PADEL?
THE NEXT BIG THING
Invented in Mexico in the late 1960s, padel is a
racket and ball game that combines the tennis scoring system with the tactical ricochet shots of squash. Mostly played in doubles, the gameplay is about more than just strength, it’s highly strategic.
Easy to learn, but hard to master, padel is a game for everyone. It’s one of the fastest growing sports in the world, creating a community of devoted fanatics.
Being played in doubles and using smaller courts than tennis means padel is very social.
RACKETS & BALLS
The rackets are slightly smaller than a tennis racket with carbon fiber frames and a solid but perforated carbon fiber face, and the balls are slightly softer than tennis balls creating less pressure.
Due to its simplicity, experts and beginners can play padel alongside each other and have a great time, from their first game.
Players serve underhand from behind the service line, aiming to land in the opposing service box.
Players can either hit the ball directly, or allow it to bounce off their wall before returning.
Players can play the ball off their own wall, as long as it lands on the opponents side.
Points are scored if the ball bounces twice, or if it hits the wall before the ground. Scoring is the same as tennis.