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The essential padel rules

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Padel, like many other sports, has its own rules that are in line with the official rules, but this article will outline the basic guidelines to begin playing this exciting and thrilling sport.

The fundamental padel rules

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

Scoring: Padel is played using exactly the same system of scoring that is used for tennis (0 15, 30 40 “all” equal, serve and rest advantage. The top 3 sets are played (the team that wins two sets takes the game).

*New, golden point is played when the score is 40-40. the team who receives the serve decides on where will be to be played that point.

Side changes occur in the event that the total of games are odd (eg the following: 2-1, 3-2, ..). In a rare exception the first game of every set (1-0) doesn’t alter the field.

Rules for starting: The ball may be played by any person within any part of the court.

So, the ball/point will be accepted as valid if it is thrown into the ground prior to hitting any walls (or fencing). The player may hit the ball either with or without an earlier bounce however, always keep in mind the maximum bounce of one. Following the initial bounce, the ball might hit walls.

The serving of padel

In tennis, at each point we are given two chances to bring the ball into playing (“second serve” following the first mistake, “double fault” after the second mistake that leads to losing the ball). The service is executed in a manner that is crossed and the ball has to jump into the same square on the other side.

The serve is completed with the help of dropping the ball down the body’s side and then striking the ball with the paddle, without over the height of your waist during the time of the impact.

It’s not legal if, after the initial bounce, the ball strikes the fence on the side. It could instead be hit (although not necessary) the glass or wall.

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

1. Bounce in the square of service not in line with the service: the information isn’t correct.
2. The ball is thrown into the correct rival square, and then after the first jump it is able to touch the fence. The shot is 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 to the side or it jumps a few times before it reaches the fence. In this case, the serve is deemed null, and the player serving has continue serving.

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

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

In the course of the game, the point is lost if

1. If the ball comes into contact with us or touches any area of our body that is not the paddle.
2. If we hit the net with a shovel, clothing , or any other part of the body during the disputation on the line.
3. We kick the ball, and it gets caught on the meshes of metallic or the surface of our field.
4. If both players of the group hit the ball in a row.
5. Involuntarily or accidentally, a player plays with the ball several times using the paddle.