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What Are The Rules Of Padel Tennis?

Padel, like many other sports, has its own rules that are in line with the official rules, however here we will discuss the most fundamental guidelines to begin playing this thrilling and enjoyable sport.

The fundamental rules of padel

In addition, padel tennis is the only sport that shares it’s scoring systems, style of ball, and nothing else. The rules, groundstrokes, the method as well as the court, and the equipment are different. The attempt to adapt them to tennis is the biggest error made by beginner players.

Scoring: Padel uses an identical scoring scheme used in tennis (0 15, 30 40 “all” equal, serve the advantage of rest. The highest score of three sets are played (the team with the most points in two sets takes the game).

Golden point, which is new, occurs when it is 40-40. the team that receives the serve determines where served the ball.

Side changes happen whenever the number of the games is odd (eg the following: 2-1, 3-2, ..). However the first game of the set (1-0) doesn’t alter the fields.

Padel rules for starting: The ball is played by any person within any part of the court.

Therefore, the point or ball is accepted as valid if it strikes the ground before it hits wall (or the fence). The player may hit the ball without or with an earlier bounce however, always keep in mind the maximum bounce of one. Following the initial bounce, the ball might hit walls.

The Padel Serve

As with tennis, in every point we are given two chances to bring the ball into the game (“second serve” after the initial mistake, “double fault” after the second mistake that leads to an end of point). The service is executed in a cross-over manner, and the ball is required to leap into the appropriate square on the opposite side.

The serve is performed through dropping the ball down the body’s side and then striking using the paddle but not being higher than one’s waist in the time of the impact.

It is not legal if, after the initial bounce, the ball strikes the fence on the side. In addition, it could be hit (although it is not required) the glass or wall.

If the ball comes into contact with the net could occur:

1. Bounce in the square of service not in line with the service: the information is not accurate.
2. The ball is thrown into the correct service square, and then after the first jump it is able to touch the fence. The shots are not considered to be correct.
3. The ball bounces within the correct square of rivalry and, following the first jump, it does not reach the fence on either side or it bounces several times before it reaches the fence. In this case, the serve is deemed null, and the person serving is required continue serving.

During the game, the return is considered to be correct when:

1. In one hit, the ball bounces around in the field of the opponent before hitting the fence or walls of the field opposite. It’s also believed to be correct when the ball, is released from the court.
2. The ball lands on the wall/s (or the crystal) in our playing field, and bounces off the field of our rival.
3. The ball hits the tape on the net, and then falls into an opposite area.

During the game , a point is forfeited if:

1. If the ball gets in our way or touches any other part of our body, other than the paddle.
2. If we strike the net using the shovel, clothing , or any other part of the body during the disputation between the points.
3. The ball is hit and it hits some of the meshes of metallic or the on the ground in our own field.
4. If both players of the group hit the ball simultaneously.
5. Involuntarily or accidentally, a player is able to touch the ball several times using the paddle.