An energising racquet sport that combines the elements of tennis, squash and racquetball. A game played in doubles on an enclosed court made of glass and mesh, which is a third of the size of a full-size 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. Match-craft is an important skill of the game and points are won by strategy rather than strength and power.
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.
A 10m x 20m rectangular space enclosed by glass & mesh 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.
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.