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The fastest 
growing sport worldwide

Padel tennis is an innovative form of tennis that’s fun, easy to learn and extremely sociable.  Played as doubles on an enclosed court about a third the size of a tennis court, groups of mixed ages and abilities can play together.  Padel tennis is fast-paced and is often described as a mix between tennis and squash. Scoring is the same as tennis, but is played with different rackets and with lower pressure balls.  Serving in padel tennis is underarm.

The sport is thought to have been invented in Acapulco, Mexico  in 1969 and first reached the UK in 1992.  Since then it's popularity has been growing and it is now the fastest growing sport in the world.

Everything you need to know

AIM OF THE GAME

Padel tennis is played in doubles on a smaller, enclosed court with walls. Scoring is like tennis, and the ball can bounce off the walls. Players use solid paddles and must hit the ball into the opponent's side. Padel caters to players of all ages and skill levels, fostering a social and inclusive sporting experience.

RULES

Padel tennis follows tennis scoring rules, but the court has walls, and the ball can bounce off them. Each team is allowed one bounce before returning the ball. The serve is underhand, and points are won by landing the ball within the opponent's court, considering wall rebounds.

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Equipment

A Padel racket's shape is an important feature, as it can affect various other aspects of your game including balance, contact point and feel. The three main shapes are: Diamond, Teardrop and Round. The rackets are typically made of carbon fibre or fiberglass. Fiberglass is commonly seen in beginner rackets and carbon fibre is used in the more intermediate to advanced rackets. The ball is also less pressurised than a traditional tennis ball but looks very similar.

All our clubs have an on-site shop and can give you expert advice as to the best equipment and clothing to suit your game.  Brands we stock include:

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