Padel Magazine - Very difficult to answer very precisely. If there is indeed a base that we will try to describe here, the techniques vary from one player to another.

This technique depends a lot on the player's feeling.

The right grip of the racket is therefore essential because it is the basis of all snowshoeing that you play later.

Snowshoeing is roughly like taking a hammer tennis or squash.

There are mainly 2 types of grips of the racket:

1 / Getting started '' Padel '' or '' continental '' plug

It is the one that offers the most opportunities and is best suited to the execution of paddle shots.

To take the handle not at its end but slightly towards the middle is a pledge of control.

The closer you get to the center, the more precision you gain.

However, the disadvantage of getting closer to the frame of the racket is twofold:

Loss of power, but also loss of height (detrimental especially for the attacker).

To learn more, feel free to watch the video above.

2 / The '' tennis '' socket

The grip called "tennis" is where the hand takes the end of the handle.

It is mostly tennis players who use this jack.

This catch has followers, but it seems more limited than taking "Padel" or "continental", especially in the execution of some shots like lobes.


You have to try to have a sufficiently balanced grip to be able to play every stroke of the padel.

It is advisable to get help from a teacher especially at the start.

The padel socket is recommended for the reasons explained above.

But if the player really feels a different feeling, why not. For advanced players, the change of grip may sometimes be necessary and more effective The grip of your racquet must above all allow you to feel comfortable especially with the cut shots that are the most commonly used effects at the padel.

Franck Binisti

Franck Binisti discovers the padel at the Pyramid Club in 2009 in the Paris region. Since then padel is part of his life. You often see him touring France by going to cover the big French paddle events.