How to play Padel – Everything you need to know (Beginner’s Guide)

Padel was originally invented in Acapulco, Mexico, by Enrique Corcuera in 1969. It is currently most popular in Spain and its former colonies, specially Mexico, Argentina and Chile.

In recent years, it has also gained relative popularity in European countries such as Italy and the Nordic countries, although it is now beginning to spread rapidly across Europe and to other continents, such as North America.

Which side should I play in Padel

Knowing your side on the padel court is detrimental to determining whether you play aggressively or defensively.

Most players who play padel encounter common problems on which side they should play. Is it the left-hand side and left shoulder? Or the right-arm side and right shoulder?

If I’m left-handed, should I always play on the right side allowing my forehand and bandeja to be towards the middle?

If you want to learn more about which side of the court you “should” play, read on!

How to Win points in Padel as a Beginner

Padel may be a descendant of other racket sports like tennis, but it is its own game with its set of rules, play styles, and strategies for winning.

While a passionate beginner may want to play in the World Padel Tour one day, they will need to sharpen their Padel skills, learning to hold the racket correctly and hit the ball in the sweet spot.

Let’s look at how to ensure victory when playing Padel as a beginner. We’ll look at the basic shots, some common mistakes, and what you need to know to go from the amateur to professional level.

The Ultimate Guide to Positions in Padel

One technique that recreational players neglect in playing padel is their court position.

Many players who recently learned about padel struggle with good positioning. However, learning this is essential as it would also determine your game.

Padel positioning is one of the padel tactics you should master to secure a win for your team.

This article will serve as your ultimate guide to learning different positions in a padel court.

After reading, you’ll undoubtedly be neck on neck with other pro padel players.

What Is a Tiebreak in Padel?

Padel is highly similar to tennis. There are few distinctions, like how a padel court (33 x 66 feet) is 1/3 of a tennis court.

Tennis is checkers, while padel is chess.

Lee Sponaugle, President of All Racquet Sports

But tennis and padel rules are essentially the same.

Following that, the tiebreak games are also the same. If both teams tie at 6-6 in a set (six games), the tiebreak winner wins with a 7-6 score.

Let’s learn more, shall we?