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WHAT IS PADEL

An energising racquet sport played in doubles on an enclosed court made of glass, which is a third of the size of a tennis court. The game is quick and easy to learn with rallies lasting longer than normal tennis, making it a fun and addictive sport to play.  Using a short, stringless racquet, known as the “Pala” and a low compression tennis ball, the service is made underarm and shots are played either before or after the ball bounces off the surrounding glass walls, adding a unique dimension to the sport over conventional tennis and makes for a fun and addictive game.  Match-craft is an important skill of the game and points are won by strategy rather than strength and power.

The sport originated in Mexico in the early 70’s and is regularly played in Spain and South America. In Spain alone, there are over “50,000” courts and is the second most played sport after football. Padel is rapidly growing in popularity within other countries, and is officially now the fastest growing sport in the world.

 

 

THE COURT

A 10m x 20m rectangular space enclosed by glass walls. A central net divides the astro turf court in two. The court is marked out with white lines creating a similar playing area to that of tennis.

 

 

THE PADEL

Is a short-handled stringless racquet with a cushioned grip. The outer shell is made of carbon composites, fiberglass and plastic with a concealed foam core.

 

 

THE GAME

The game is often described as having a flat learning curve, meaning that it is easy to pick up but becomes gradually more challenging as the level of opposition improves.  Padel is an ideal sport for all ages and all abilities. Because the game is played in doubles, it is ideal for families as can easily be played with mixed skill levels.  As a player’s skill improves, the game becomes more technically challenging and faster paced.