WHAT DO YOU NEED
TO PLAY PADEL?
The court is divided by a net and surrounded by walls. Its dimension is 200m2. The back of the court and the beginning of the sides are made of glass surrounded by a steel fence of 4m of height. The rest of the sides have 3m of height, and they are made of steel fence. Players can utilise all the walls during the game. There are two ways of playing it: doubles (20m x 10m) and singles (20m x 6m).
It splits the court into two parts of a 10m length and 0.88m height on the centre and 0.92m on each end.
It is solid with no strings but must be perforated. It is smaller and more compact than a tennis racquet which makes it very easy to handle. The racquet is covered by carbon or plastic, and inside is made of ethylene-vinyl acetate which looks like foam. Its weight is between 320gr and 400gr, and it has between 30-38mm thick.
They are like tennis balls but have less pressure to adapt to the small size of the court but also the game with the fence. Usually, balls will never be left on the floor since every part of the ground is potentially used on the rallies and it could interfere.
Players need to use regular Padel shoes with a slick sole to be more comfortable on the court.
There are also other accessories specific to this sport like bags, grips, clothes and many more.