The court is enclosed and surrounded by walls of glass and wire mesh. The Padel court is 20 meters long and 10 meters wide, the back walls reach up to 3 meters in height.
A Padel racket is solid and features circular holes on the head and can vary in thickness and weight. Padel rackets are made of carbon fiber or fiberglass. Rackets are usually split into performance categories that help with power, control and precision
A very common misconception is that tennis balls are used for Padel, but this is not true! Although they are similar, a Padel Tennis ball is slightly smaller and has less pressure which alters how high the ball with bounce.
The scoring system for padel is exactly the same as tennis. You and your partner win the game when you have won two sets (in a best of three sets game) or three sets (in a best of five sets game).
The point begins with an underhand serve from the right service court into the opponent's court diagonally across, similar to tennis. The server must allow the ball to bounce once before hitting it and the ball must be hit below waist level.
If you are a complete beginner to the game of Padel. We recommend joining True Padel's upcoming 'Introduction to Padel' lessons to learn about the basics of the game.