What is

Padel Ball?

Padel combines the best disciplines of Tennis and Squash, creating a sport which has taken the world by storm!

Padel is the perfect blend of exercise and socialising – so much so, you’ll have such a good time playing, you won’t realise you’re having a work-out.

It’s usually played in doubles within an enclosed court surrounded by walls of glass and steel mesh with rules similar to tennis, but with a few interesting changes to make the game all the more competitive and exciting.

Absolutely anyone can play this super fun sport, and we guarantee you’ll be hooked after just one game.

Join the Padel revolution. We dare you!


Tennis + Squash

= Padel

How to


Padel Tennis
  • Padel is usually played in doubles.
  • It can be played indoors or outdoors.
  • Players are enclosed in an area measuring 10 by 20 metres with glass walls and steel mesh fencing.
  • Games are played using regulation Padel rackets.
  • Padel uses the same scoring system as tennis, for example 0, 15, 30, 40, game.
  • You play the best of 3 or 5 sets. To win a set, you need to win six games and the team which wins two sets wins the game. Simple as that!
  • If the game reaches 40/40 you must win by 2 points for the game to be decided.
  • The opposition wins a point if: the ball bounces twice, the ball strikes you or a teammate, the ball hits the wire fencing before going over the net or into the opponent’s court.
  • The serve is underarm, and a game is started by serving diagonally (as in tennis). Two serve attempts are allowed and if the server misses the second attempt, the points go to the opponent.
  • The server must be behind the service line and the opponent may stand wherever they like on the court, diagonally opposite the server.
  • The server must first bounce the ball and then hit it below waist height to the opponent.
  • The ball must then bounce in the opponent’s service box before being hit back.
  • If the ball doesn’t bounce, it’s a fault.
  • The ball is valid if it bounces up against the opponent’s glass wall, but if it bounces up in the opponent’s grid, it’s a fault.
  • If the ball touches the net before it enters the opponent’s service box, it’s a fault.
  • Once the ball in in play, all balls which cross the net must first bounce on the court on the opponent’s side.
  • Players may hit a ball as a volley (but not on serve).
  • Players may hit a ball after it has bounced on a wall to send it back to the opponent’s side.
  • The ball may only bounce once on your side, and and it may only be hit once.
  • You must not hit the ball in the grid on your side.
  • Glass walls around the court mean that the ball can bounce in unexpected directions to spice up the game.
  • You may hit the ball very hard so that it goes out after it bounces, making the game more exciting!
  • Padel racket: a padel racket is short and has an elastic face surface with holes in it.
  • Shoes: padel shoes are similar to tennis shoes but they provide more ankle support and a better grip and durability.
  • A ball – Padel balls and tennis balls are very similar, however, padel balls have less internal pressure, so the ball bounces less. They are also softer and smaller than tennis balls.
How To Book

All bookings are done through the Playtomic App making it as simple as one, two, three.

    1. Download the Playtomic App (www.playtomic.io)
    2. Choose a court, date, time and duration
    3. Play!

It’s never been quicker, simpler and more convenient to get your sweat on!

Racket Rentals and Ball Costs:

For those first-time-Padelers, you’ll be interested to know that all of our venues offer the option to rent rackets (at R50 per game) and purchase a tube of balls (only R140 – R160 per tin, and are yours to keep and re-use when you come back for more fun!)

Pssst! There are also rackets for sale in-store if you’re ready to invest in your new found Padel obsession!

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