we would like to try and introduce the game of padel to more customers in the uk and across the world, here are a few details about padel tennis and a few helpful tips. Padle tennis is a game adapted from tennis and played for over a century. Compared to tennis, the court is smaller and has no doubles lanes, and the net is lower. Padle tennis is played with a solid padle as opposed to a strung racquet, and a depressurized tennis ball is used along with an underhand serve. The same court is used for both singles and doubles, with doubles being the dominant form of play. The smaller court size adds a strong emphasis and advantage to net play and creates a fast and reaction-based game. The game is gaining reputation and has spread out in many countries in Europe, Dubai and even Egypt, where local leagues and tournaments are organized frequently.
The court. Padle tennis courts are constructed of the same materials as tennis courts, or can also be placed on hard beach sand. The court measures 50 feet baseline-to-baseline and 20 feet across, with the service line 3 feet in from the baseline. This creates a service box of 10'x22'. The net is placed at 31 inches. On the west coast, a restraint line is drawn 12' back parallel to the net. When in use, all players must keep both feet behind the restraint line until after the player receiving the serve has struck the ball. All paddle rules are similar to tennis. The ball used is a standard tennis ball with its internal pressure reduced so that when dropped from a height of 6 feet, it bounces to between 31 and 33 inches. This is usually achieved by puncturing the ball with a hypodermic needle. All padle rules are similar to tennis rules. The padle is made of solid material such as wood or a composite of a rubberized or titanium core covered with graphite, and contains no strings. It is usually textured or perforated and may have a metal rim around the head. Its dimensions are limited to 18" in length and 9.5" in width.
Players: 4. Played in a doubles format.
Serves: Serve must be underhand. A second serve is allowed in the event a fault, as in tennis. Score: Scoring method is the same as in tennis. Matches are best of five sets.
Ball: Tennis ball with reduced pressure.
Padle: Solid with no strings. May be perforated.
Court: There are two styles of courts. East and West coast styles.
Walls: Walls or fences play the same role as in tennis, once the ball comes in contact with either the point is over.