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WHAT IS PADEL?

Padel is a sport which combines action with fun and social interaction. It’s a great sport for players of all ages and skills, as it is both quick and easy to pick up. Most players get the basics within the first half an hour of playing so that they can enjoy the game.

Padel is not as dominated by strength, technique and serve as it happens in Tennis and therefore is an ideal game for men, women and youth to compete together. An important skill is match-craft, as points are won rather by strategy than by sheer strength and power.

Padel is a mix between Tennis and Squash, and is usually played in doubles on an enclosed court, one-third of the size of a tennis court.

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HOW TO PLAY

INTRODUCTION

Points are started by an underarm serve before the rally is live. Each shot must clear the net and bounce in the court before hitting the wall or cage, to be considered in. If it hits the wall or cage without bouncing, the shot is out, and your opponents win the point. Serves can bounce and hit the wall but if it hits the cage instead - the serve is out. You're only allowed one bounce before you have to hit the ball. If it bounces twice on your side of the court, your opponents win the point.​

 

According to the rules of padel, sometimes the shots (e.g. smashes) can bounce and then go out-of-bounds. You can use the doors to run outside and try and return the ball to keep the rally going.

HOW TO SCORE

Scoring in padel is the same as tennis and is most commonly played as sets and games. To win one set, you have to win six games and be leading by two clear games.

Similarly, to clinch a game, you must win four points with a two-point advantage. Games are scored as:

  • 15 – one point

  • 30 – two points

  • 40 – three points

If the game goes to 40-40, this is called ‘deuce’. You will still need to win by two clear points – whoever wins the next point will have ‘advantage’ and will then need to claim the following point to seal the game. If you lose the advantage point, it’s back to deuce.

SERVICE RULES

To serve, stand behind the service line and hit the ball cross court into the opposite service box. The ball must bounce before you hit it and you must serve underarm. If you land the ball in the service box and then it bounces and hits the cage first, this is out. If it hits the back wall, the point is live. Players take it in turns to serve for a whole game.

WALL RULES

You can use the walls to your advantage in two ways. You can either let the ball bounce and hit the wall before hitting it back, or you can hit the ball against the wall to try and land it on your opponents’ side of the court.

In a rally you can also aim your shots to bounce and hit the cage to create awkward rebounds for your opponents. However, serves can’t hit the cage and you can’t hit the ball against the cage on your side of the court.

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BOOK A COURT

Sessions are booked out per court for 1 or 2 hour slots.

Once you have arrived, please make your way to the Golf Pro Shop to the left of the Brean Country Club building to collect your rackets and balls. Then make your way down to the courts for your allocated time slot.

Once your session is over please return your hired rackets and balls to the Pro Shop.

We have post-game refreshments available in Brean Country Club ranging from light bites to sandwiches and burgers.

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