At O’Hanlon Park we have recently installed state of the art indoor Padel courts. The only indoor courts in Ireland.
All play in the sport of Padel is doubles format.
In the sport of Padel, the same scoring system is used as in the sport of tennis.
With regard to service, the following rules apply:
The following are considered fair play situations in the sport of Padel:
Loss of Point
The opposition wins a point when any of the following events occur:
Out of Bounds
The ball is considered out of bounds and a point is given to the opposing players if the ball hits the wire fence or walls before bouncing on the opponent’s side of the court.
The ball can be taken out of the air by any player except on the initial serve and the return of serve.
See extended version of rules – download file here: GAMEREGULATIONSFIP
DESCRIPTION OF THE RACQUET
A Padel racquet is solid with no strings but must be perforated. It is smaller and more compact than a tennis racquet which makes it very easy to handle for everyone.
Weight: between 340g et 370g, slightly heavier than a tennis racquet.
Maximum dimensions: the racquet cannot be more than 45,5cm long, 26cm wide and 38mm thick.
Material: the padel racquet is usually covered by plastic or carbon depending on the quality level. The inside of the racquet is made of ethylene-vinyl acetate which looks like a foam