What is Padel

Padel is a racket game which is a combination of squash and tennis. Padel is usually played in doubles and the scoring is the same as in tennis.

The game takes place on a 10 x 20 m court. The padel court is surrounded by glass and metal nets, which are also used in the game.

The basic equipment for padel is a racket without tension, which is slightly smaller than a tennis racket and has holes that let air through during the game.

A padel ball is smaller than a tennis ball, but their weight is equal. The main difference is the increased pressure of the ball inside, which translates into its stronger bouncing off both the ground and the walls.

Padel comes from Mexico and was established in 1962. In Europe, it is most popular in Spain.