Padel Tennis Court

Developed in Mexico in 1969 by Enrique Corcuera, Padel Tennis Court quickly gained popularity around the world. It is a fusion of popular racket sports like Tennis, Squash and Hand Tennis. It is a fun and friendly sport that can be played by friends and family of all ages. Boring baseline duels aren’t a thing in Padel, instead players will enjoy long rallies with spectacular ball changes including volleys off the back and side walls.

Padel is easy to learn and doesn’t require any special physical or sporting skills. This makes it a perfect family and social activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and doesn’t require any equipment. It is also a very fast growing grassroots sport with many benefits and advantages that are helping it to gain recognition as an official form of tennis.

Court Construction

A padel court is 20m long by 10m wide with 3m high walls made of concrete blocks or toughened glass on the back and sides. The net is 0.88m high in the centre and 0.92m high at the two net posts which need to be round or square with rounded corners for safety.

The flooring of a padel court needs to be suitable for the sport and provide good sliding-bounce, usually, synthetic grass is preferred as it offers all the benefits of a natural playing surface but with reduced maintenance costs. Lighting is also important in a padel court to allow uninterrupted play at night and extend the playing hours.