What are the differences between Tennis and Padel?

At first glance, both sports may seem quite similar, but what exactly sets Padel and Tennis apart from each other? We’ll show you the main differences and the essential advantages of the new trend sport Padel Tennis over regular Tennis.

The biggest advantages of Padel over Tennis

One of the biggest advantages of Padel is the much easier and less steep learning curve. The serve is executed from below and is much easier to learn and return than in regular Tennis. The racket is also designed for easy handling, and the slightly smaller court contributes to the easier learning of this trend sport. Less frustration in turn leads to more enjoyment of this sport. It’s no wonder that Padel is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world.

However, the easier start of the game not only provides more fun for beginners but also gives advanced players and professionals more from the game. While in Tennis, long waiting times are often the norm due to the high demands until a longer rally is even possible, spectacular and long-lasting game scenes are quite normal in Padel. The glass walls as boundaries on the back also contribute to this. While in Tennis, the struck balls are often simply unattainable for the opponent due to their sheer force, here it is more about tactically involving the back wall – on both sides. Even when returning the ball, one can use the walls to their advantage. Thus, tactical prowess often prevails over purely physical superiority.

In addition, the playing fields on both sides are open in the middle passage, so that players can also move to the side outside the cage and operate from there. This results in extremely dynamic and sometimes spectacular matches without having to train for years beforehand. In short, Padel provides the best conditions for having fun from the beginning and still being enthusiastic for many years to come. And that’s both in summer and winter.

One of the most obvious differences is the court size in Padel. It is slightly smaller than a Tennis court at 10 x 20 meters. Most importantly, however, it is surrounded on all sides by walls that are at least 3 meters high. These walls are usually made of glass or transparent plexiglass at the back. They are the reason for longer ralleys and lots of fun!

Long story short: It’s not Tennis or Padel. It should be Padel and Tennis! We LOVE both.