Padel is a racket sport with elements of tennis and squash. Padel is played in singles or doubles on an artificial grass court (10x20m) enclosed by a glass wall. The wall keeps the ball in play and eliminates dead moments, making the game attractive and accessible. Moreover, the basic techniques are easy to learn. Padel is a combination of action, spectacle, long rallies, and above all, a big dose of FUN!
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Padel is played in both singles and doubles. It is usually played without a referee.
The serve is always underhand after allowing the ball to bounce once behind the service line. The ball must always be struck below hip height. The first serve is taken from the right-hand side, then it alternates between left and right. The ball must always be served diagonally. The server must keep one foot on the ground. The foot must not cross or touch the service line during the serve.
The ball must land in the opponent’s service box (diagonal) and must not touch the fencing afterward. Just like in tennis, you get two attempts. If the ball hits the net on the first or second service and then lands in the correct service box, the serve is retaken. The receiver can choose whether to return the ball before or after it potentially hits the side and/or back wall. After the serve, the lines are no longer relevant.
The scoring is done as in tennis. The points are counted using the traditional British system: 15, 30, 40, game, set, and match (deuce at 40-40). You can play until 2 or 3 sets are won, depending on the competition format.
The ball may only bounce once on the ground. The ball may be played before or after the bounce, and even after contacting the wall or the fencing. The ball must not touch the wall or fencing before bouncing on the ground.
You incur a point loss when:
If the ball is hit over the walls or fencing via the playing area, it is typically a point. There is a rule that allows players to hit the ball back from over the fencing.
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Play on high-end padel courts with the best surface, sheltered from rain and wind. Enjoy clean changing rooms, a cozy bar, parking facilities, and a convenient location near the city center.
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Did you score a beautiful ace or fight a legendary rally with your opponents? All our courts are equipped with cameras, so you can watch every game afterwards for free on our YouTube channel.