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WHAT IS PADEL?
Padel tennis (or just pádel) is a racquet sport played extensively in Spain, Europe and LatinAmerica. It is considered a tennis-squash hybrid.
The game of Padel is always played in doubles on an enclosed court. The balls used and the scoring is the same as normal tennis, with a key difference which is the underhand serve. The rules of the game allow for the use of the back wall and sidewalls resulting in longer rallies.
Padel is a great sport for players of all ages and skills, as it is both quick and easy to pick up, and it is less physically demanding than similar sports like Tennis. Most players get the grasp of it within the first 20 minutes of playing and find it easy to achieve a level of proficiency so that they can enjoy it because the game is not as dominated by strength, technique and serve as it is in Tennis. It is considered a family game and a very social sport. Men, women and youth can compete together without physical strength being key to win.
It is a sport that combines the best elements of Tennis, Squash and Racquetball. Padel has gained tremendous popularity due to its simplicity and similarities to already existing racquet sports.