Rules of Padel


  • Padel matches should be played on a regulation Padel court that is 20m x 10m

  • Padel games shall be played between two pairs of players using regulation Padel racquets.

  • Before a match, a coin is tossed. The winner gets to choose whether to serve first or which end of the court to start on.

  • Each match begins with a serve, which must be bounced and hit underarm. The serve must go over the net and land diagonally into the opponent's opposite box. Servers are allowed two attempts (if the ball hits the net but lands in the correct box, there will be a re-serve.)

  • The opposition wins a point when any of the following occurs:

    • The ball bounces twice

    • After crossing the net the ball hits the walls or fence before bouncing​​

    • The ball strikes you or a teammate

    • The ball hits the wire fencing before going over the net or going into the opponent’s court (classed as out of bounds).

  • To win a match, you must win 2 out of 3 sets, with each set made up of six games. 

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How to play

Object of the Game

The object of Padel is to win two out of the three sets that constitute a match. In doing so, each pairing must work as a team to outplay the opposition pairing.


Scoring in Padel is exactly the same as in tennis. That means the points go up as follows: Love, 15, 30, 40 and game.


Should there be a tie on 40 - 40 then this is called "deuce" and the winner of the game is the first team to win two points in a row.


Matches of padel are played as the best two out of three sets, and each set consist of six games.

If the score in a set results in a score of 6-6, a 7 point tiebreak is played whereby 7 points earned combined with a 2 point advantage wins the game. 

The 1st point is served from the right service court (deuce court). Each competitor serves two consecutive points always serving the first point from the left service court (advantage court or 'ad' court) then serving the second point from the right service court (deuce court) with the exception of the 1st point served. Every 6 points, the tennis competitors switch ends on the court until one team achieves the 7 points combined with the 2 point advantage to win the game.


A.E. Cross Courts Location:

3445 37th Street SW, Calgary, AB

Mailing Address:

PO BOX 14021, Richmond Road PO, Calgary, Alberta, T3E 7C0