Padel Rackets UK is often referred to as a hybrid of tennis and squash with a ping-pong twist. A padel tennis court is very similar to a traditional tennis court, except it is about 25% smaller (10 meters x 20 meters) and has glass walls surrounding each end, if not all sides. A padel court also usually has two large outlets at each end of the net so you can play off the court.
The big difference between tennis and Padel Rackets UK is that the “racket” is not a racket at all, but more like a ping-pong racket. A paddle tennis racket has no strings, is made of graphite, and is smaller than a tennis or squash racket, but more similar in size to a ping-pong racket.
Where does padel tennis come from?
Padel tennis was first invented by Mexican millionaire Enrique Corcuera. There are several stories as to why he decided to build another wall behind his squash court, but some believe it was to prevent the ball from rolling into his neighbor’s yard. Anyway, he added a network and invited all his rich friends to play his new game. This led to the game spreading to Spain and Argentina and soon to other countries. British expatriates living in Spain were the first Britons to fall in love with the paddle and bring it to British soil.
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What are the rules of playing padel tennis?
The rules of paddle tennis are similar to those of tennis. To win a match, you need to win 2 out of 3 sets. Each set consists of 6 games and a final tie-break. The scoring system is exactly the same as in tennis: 15, 30, 40, and game points.
The ball used in padel tennis is very similar to a tennis ball in that it is made of the same material and has the same neon yellow color, but is slightly smaller and has lower internal pressure.
Unlike tennis, padel tennis is almost always played in doubles and the ball must be served under the arm. The ball can be played against the wall, like in squash, and even outside the court, making it a very dynamic, energetic, and exciting sport. There are several 20m x 6m single-paddle courses in the world, although you are unlikely to find one like it.
Why is Padel Rackets UK so popular?
There are many reasons why padel is so popular in the UK and around the world;
Padel can be played by people of all ages, so the whole family can get involved
Padel is easy to learn and play for beginners, but as you get better, it gets more and more difficult, so you will always be on your guard.
You just need to know the basic rules of playing and having fun so you can get started right away.
Padel is a very social sport, especially because it has to be played in doubles; every time you play you can meet 3 new people. Most padel clubs have group chats where people ask for teams so you don’t have to wait for your friends to play.
Padel is a fantastic exercise. Running, of course, will help you stay fit and healthy, but rowing can also help strengthen your knees, underarm control reduces shoulder stress, and low club vibration reduces the risk of elbow injury.
Is it possible to play padel all year round?
Padel can be played all year round, although due to our good weather in the UK, this is usually only possible if you are lucky enough to have access to both outdoor and indoor courts.
However, with artificial grass, you can play pédal all year round without worrying about ruining the lawn or slipping on the wet and muddy ground. With NeoGrass artificial grass, you won’t have to stop playing because of wet grounds.