Padel


What is padel?

Padel is typically played in doubles on an enclosed court a third the size of a tennis court. Scoring is the same as normal tennis and the balls used are similar but with a little less pressure, the main differences are that the court has walls and the balls can be played off them in a similar way as in the game of squash and that solid, stringless rackets are used. The height of the ball being served must be at or below the waist level.

 

Padel as a supplement to Tennis

  • Padel is ideal supplement sport to Tennis, as many characteristics are similar such as Tennis net, balls, scoring and strokes.
  • Padel is particularly good for training children in the basic tennis strokes because the courts is smaller and the balls stay close.
  • Padel can help tennis player to improve their game at the net (Volley and Smash) and the Slice in general, as the ball needs be hit more on the point with a padel racket.
  • Padel courts are often build in existing tennis courts.
  • In some Countries (like Spain, Italy or France) there is a cooperation between the Tennis and Padel Federation in order to use synergies.

 

What is so special about Padel

  • Padel is also suitable for people, who are not exercising on a regular basis, because they can already enjoy a taste of success after 5 minutes (100% fun factor). Differences in age are not such an issue and men, women and children can play with each other.
  • Padel is ideal for children, women and elderly people but at the same time is a complete sport for professional too. Padel is a very demanding activity and the more skilled players become, the more challenging the game gets.
  • Padel is a ideal sport for people, who are open to new things. The laid-back environment helps with the communication between players. People from every background enjoy the sport.
  • Padel is a sport who can be played a lifetime long.

 

It is a complex sport for professionals

Nearly no other sport is so many-sided like Padel. Therefore many attributes are needed such as:
  • Flexibility
  • Ability of anticipation
  • Ability of coordination
  • Reaction
  • Hitting techniques
  • Condition
  • Speed
  • Sense of distance
  • Killer instinct
  • Good tactical Knowledge
  • Witty way of playing
  • Logic
  • Teamwork with your partner