Padel Tennis

What is Padel Tennis?

Padel is a form of tennis that is easy to play, fun and extremely sociable. It is played mainly in a doubles format on an enclosed court about a third of the size of a tennis court and can be played in groups of mixed ages and abilities, as it is not power dominant. The rules are broadly the same as tennis, although you serve underhand and the walls are used as part of the game with the ball allowed to bounce off them.

One of the fastest growing sports across continental Europe, Padel has gained increasing popularity over recent years, with over six million people currently playing in Spain. The LTA has adopted the sport and is committed to supporting its growth throughout the UK.

  • The fastest growing racket sport in the world
  • A mix between tennis & squash (but much easier to learn how to play!)
  • Team sport played as doubles (but can be played with 2 or 3 players)
  • A very sociable game for all ages and abilities

Key Facts

  • The serve is under-arm
  • Played in an enclosed court
  • Balls can be played off the side and rear walls
  • Played with a foam-based stringless Padel bat
  • Ball is similar to a tennis ball
  • Scoring is the same as in Tennis

We’re delighted that this new and exciting sport of Padel has arrived in Middlesbrough!

Padel isn’t only currently the fastest growing sport in the world – it is the fastest growing sport in Middlebrough too! At Tennis World they now have Middlesbrough Padel Club where they have built the only covered Padel Courts in the North of England for use by the local community. The only other Padel courts in the North are at Manchester City and Liverpool Football clubs.

Here’s hoping that 2022 sees the advent of more padel courts.  You can now read the latest edition of the LTA padel newsletter here; please share widely with your rackets networks.

For further information check out LTA Padel or contact Tennis World in Middlesbrough now.