WHAT IS PADEL
- Padel is a mixture of tennis, squash, and racketball, played indoors or outdoors in doubles format
- The court is two thirds the size of a tennis court and enclosed with panoramic glass and wire mesh
- The glass walls at either ends are used to play off (like squash) which means you can have long rallie
- Scoring is the same as in tennis but with underarm serving – much easier than tennis!
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PADEL?
- Easy to play for all ages and abilities as the ball strike is made close to the hand and body
- Rewarding at any level, it has a rapid learning curve which has low emphasis on technical skill and power
- Smaller enclosed court means play is continuous, so you are never off ‘ball collecting’
- Played as doubles so it is very sociable and between four players is inexpensive
- Great aerobic work out
- Padel is addictive and great fun – every single time
THE PADEL COURT
The court is a rectangle shape 10 meters wide by 20 meters in length. This rectangle shape is divided into two equal parts by a net. The service lines are 6.95m away from the net on each side. The area between the net and the service line is split into two service boxes.
All lines should have a width of 5 cm. The colour of the lines is ideally white, for better differentiation with the blue colour of the court surface.
The back walls measure 4m and the side fences 3m.
The net must be 10 meters long. Its height is 0.88m at the centre and 0.92m at the ends.
The ends are attached to two side posts with a maximum height of 1.05m.
The playing surface should be made of porous concrete or cement, synthetic material, or artificial grass. It should allow for a regular bounce of the ball and avoids the accumulation of water.
Permitted and preferred colours are green, blue, or terracotta.
Four lights are situated outside the court and should be at least 6m high.