What is Padel?
Padel is a racket sport, played in pairs and using its own rackets and balls. The field is rectangular, fully enclosed, 10 meters wide by 20 meters long and has a net in the middle. At the tops and part of the sides has a glass or masonry surface. The surface of the field can be in synthetic grass, carpet or porous concrete. The first two are the most usual.
1. The service is done underneath and cannot be done above the waist.
2. In service the ball must first hit the ground behind the end line. It must be crossed, pass the net and hit within the receiving area of the opponent's field.
3. After service and passing the net, if the ball hits the opposite field and touches the metal net that limits the field before the second kick, it is considered a foul.
4. The score is the same as tennis, ie to win a game you need to earn four straight points (ie 15-0, 30-0, 40-0 and game).
5. The answering player may not answer directly in volleyball.
6. Players are allowed to leave the court and return the ball until their second kick occurs.