Padel Intelligence reviewed the start of the circuit season Premier Padel to do a statistical analysis of the first five tournaments. Our partner studied two criteria in particular: the number of shots played per point and the number of points played per match.

One-sided matches in Acapulco

Among the Gentlemen, only one tournament stands out when we look at the number of points played per match: the Acapulco P1. While the other four events posted similar numbers, the Mexican tournament had a much lower average, meaning there were fewer matches scheduled in Central America.

Average points per game men Padel market

Secondly, Acapulco's P1 is in the median in terms of the number of shots played per point. Here, two extremes oppose each other: the Qatar Major with the highest total and the P2 of Puerto Cabello with the lowest. We can deduce that the game was slowest in Doha and that on the contrary the players could more easily make the difference on the fast tracks of Venezuela.

Average shots per point for men Padel market

Games played in Brussels

On the Ladies side, we notice that last week's P2 in Brussels was the most competitive tournament at the start of the season. On the Gare Maritime slopes, the matches recorded an average of 139 points played per match, which is much higher than the previous four events.

Average points per match, ladies Padel market

As with their male counterparts, female players had more difficulty finishing points at the Qatar Major, which has the highest average of strokes played per point. Another element that we can draw from these tables: the highest average among Gentlemen (8,8 in Doha) is barely higher than the lowest average among Ladies (8,7 in Riyadh and Puerto Cabello ), which highlights the difference in speed between the two categories in the game, which is much calmer in the Ladies.

Average strokes per point ladies Padel market

Finally, the last graph of Padel Intelligence which took into account the average shots played per match in both tables (men's and women's) indeed confirms that the slowest playing conditions were in Qatar and that the fastest were in Puerto Cabello.

Martin Schmuda

A competitive tennis player, Martin discovered the padel in 2015 in Alsace and appeared in a few tournaments in Paris. Today a journalist, he deals with current affairs padel while continuing its rise in the world of the little yellow ball!