Padel, a sport that seamlessly blends the excitement of tennis with the strategic elements of squash, has been rapidly gaining popularity all over the globe. But what is Padel all about? Whether you’re a curious novice looking to deepen your understanding or an enthusiast wishing to start your journey on the Padel tennis court, you are at the right place! This comprehensive guide from 700 Padel & Fitness Hub is designed to become your gateway into the captivating world of Padel.
Read on as we explain the nitty grits of the game and introduce you to the different classes and sessions to become a Padel player!
- Padel: Comprehending the Basics
- Familiarizing with The Padel Tennis Court
- Padel Racquet and Ball
- Padel Scoring
- Learn Padel and Become a Pro with 700 Padel & Fitness Hub
- Intro Sessions on Padel Tennis Court for Beginners
- Padel and Brew
- Padel Coaching Session
- Padel Socials
- Ladies’ Special Padel Session
- 700 Padel & Fitness Hub: Guide for a Wholesome Padel Journey
Here’s what we’ll cover:
Padel: Comprehending the Basics
Consider Padel a game between Tennis and Squash. Four players participate in this game in doubles in an enclosed glass and metallic mesh-surrounded Padel tennis court. It can be played in singles with two players as well. A Padel court is generally one-third in size compared to a tennis court.
Coming to how the game is played! Service is underarm. As a player serves a ball, it can bounce off any of the surrounding walls. However, it must hit the opposing turf only once before it is returned. If the ball bounces twice on the opposing player’s turf, the player who served gets the score. Here, strategizing abilities play a more crucial part than strength and power.
Familiarizing with The Padel Tennis Court
A Padel tennis court typically has a length of 20 meters and a width of 10 meters. The back glass walls are 3 meters high, and the side glass walls are a bit taller, going up to 4 meters. Besides glass, the walls can be made of other solid materials like concrete. Metallic mesh is used in constructing the rest of the court walls, and they can be the same height as the side glass walls.
Like in tennis, a net divides the Padel tennis court into two turfs from the middle. The height can be 88 cm at maximum. You will notice one more line dividing the court into two parts along the length. The line drawn at a three-meter distance from the back glass wall marks the service area.
Padel Racquet and Ball
One might confuse a Padel racquet with a tennis racquet. The differentiating factor is size and strings. Padel racquets are smaller in diameter. They have a short handle, a foam core and an outer shell made from fiberglass, carbon fiber, or other materials. Instead of being strings, the Padel racquets are perforated with holes throughout the surface. These holes help reduce the weight and enhance power.
Padel balls tend to be smaller and carry less pressure than tennis balls.
Here’s when scores are given in a game of Padel!
- The ball bounces twice on a player’s side.
- A player hits the ball into the net.
- A player hits the ball outside the play area.
- A player directly hits against an opponent’s wall or fence without the ball bouncing first.
Learn Padel and Become a Pro with 700 Padel & Fitness Hub
We have a 45-60 minute intro session on Padels on the first Saturday of every month. The session is designed to allow even the most novice participants to learn the game quickly while having a fun time.
Intro Sessions on Padel Tennis Court for Beginners
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Padel and Brew
It’s a Padel session that meets morning coffee! Take your Padel game to the next level with our expert coaches as they guide you through physical, technical, and strategic training. Even if you are a beginner, you can highly benefit from this session. Note the time: every Monday and Wednesday, from 9 am to 11 am.
Padel Coaching Session
Not everyone has the same learning speed, and that’s why we proudly present private lessons for one-on-one training, semi-private classes with a partner, and small group sessions with up to four players. With the hands-on approach of these sessions, you will learn quickly, understand the game better, and receive a personalized experience.
Now that you have learned the basics and are focused on improving your skills, why not test them? Enter our Padel social and participate in friendly yet challenging competitions. The competitions run on a weekly basis under the proper guidance of our expert coaches. All you have to do is confirm your participation and keep an eye on our WhatsApp group. By the way, don’t worry about which tournaments to participate in; we have a 15-minute level assessment to make sure you enter the correct games.
Ladies’ Special Padel Session
Every Tuesday, we have a Padel session specially designed for the ladies. Timing? Come between 7:30 am and 12.30 pm! Here, you can learn from expert coaches, improve your skills, have your level assessment, and play alongside other female players.
700 Padel & Fitness Hub: Guide for a Wholesome Padel Journey
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There can be three or five sets in each game of Padel. The player or team winning the most number of sets wins the game.
When playing an odd game number, players change their side of the court.
As per the rules, you must serve underarm when playing Padel.