FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Padel?
Padel is an energising racket sport, which has taken the world by storm. It is the fastest growing sport in the world, and once you have played it, you will know why. Nicknamed "Tennis with walls" & "Squash in the sun". Padel combines the best elements of Tennis and Squash and is suitable for all ages. Padel is a doubles sport in an enclosed court, which is roughly 1/3rd, the size of a tennis court (20m x 10m). The surrounding walls are an integral part of the game, allowing players to play off it, resulting in longer and more exciting rallies. The scoring system is the same as tennis. Padel is an addictive sport that appeals to a wide population. Individuals across all ages can play it. The smaller court makes it a social game improving communication and team bonding. The short stringless Padel rackets are easier to control as it is much closer to the body.
- The balls used are similar to those in tennis, however, slightly smaller and less bouncy
- The rackets are made out of carbon fibre or fibreglass
- The strings are replaced with a foam or rubber with holes for an improved aerodynamic performance.
Can I play Padel if I have never Played Tennis before?
Yes! Padel Tennis is much easier to pick up than tennis – it is for everyone, whether you have played tennis before or not!
- Scoring is the same as normal tennis
- Padel is a racket sport played in doubles on an enclosed court
- You serve under arm in Padel
How do I book for Padel?
You download the playtomic app from your App Store; Register by answering a few questions; Search for Proactive Padel @ ICC; and book a timeslot; Payment is done on the app; and you’re good to go!
- Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp plays padel with his coaches
- Padel has mostly become popular because of its simplicity
- Padel, also known as paddle tennis, is one of the fastest-growing sports with over 18 million players worldwide
How do I find my nearest Padel Courts?
Search for Padel in your location on the Playtomic app
- Padel was invented in Mexico in the 1960s
- Lionel Messi has a padel court in his garden
- It's the second-most-popular sport in Spain, behind soccer
What’s the difference between Padel and Tennis?
Padel is played on a much smaller court, one third of the size of a tennis court. It is only doubles. You play on turf and sand and you use a padel and not a racket (No Strings). You may play the ball after it has bounced and rebounded off the glass or mesh. The serve is underhand after the ball has bounced behind the service line, and contact must be below your hip. (Scoring is the same as tennis)
What’s the difference between Padel and Squash?
You may not hit directly into the glass/mesh like squash. There is a net and you play on turf and sand. You use a padel and not a racket (No Strings) The serve is underhand after the ball has bounced behind the service line, and contact must be below your hip. Scoring is the same as tennis and not squash
How do I get a rating in Padel?
Once you have downloaded the Playtomic App, and answered the questions required for registration, you get a Padel rating based on your answers. You can then improve your rating by loading the results of all your padel booking matches and tournaments which the app helps you with after every booking is over.
What is a good Padel Rating?
Padel levels: identify your experience on the court
- Level 1 and 2: Initiation
- Level 3 and 4: Intermediate
- Level 5: Advanced
- Level 6 and 7: Professional
How do I find people to play with in Padel?
You can make an “open match” booking on the playtomic app. You can also set the rating parameters as to what strength players can join your booking. Then other people can see this booking and join your match.