Padel Magazine - Even if there is not necessarily a specific regulation for the SOLO pitches and the minipads (also called "Kidspadel"), we will see that these different pitches are nonetheless nice alternatives to the classic terrain.

1 / The SOLO field

There are "SOLO" courts for practicing 1 against 1. In Spain, this is a fairly common practice. This type of terrain allows to play the smallest even if we will see that there are specific courses for "kids". But also and especially the SOLO will play 1 against 1 when a pair is missing. Training on these types of terrain is also interesting because it forces players to play with precision. The width of the field requires over-concentration to avoid making too many mistakes.

The dimensions are 6m width and 18 or 20 meters in length. However, it is recommended to use a pitch of 20 meters in length, especially because the sensations for the players are closer to the classic terrain than those of a pitch of 18 meters.

padel solo field

2 / The minipadel or the "Kidspadel"

There are also mini-padels. There are basically two types of dimensions
===> For the 7-9 years: 10m * 6m with a 0.92 com thread at the ends like a classic pitch.
===> For minus 5 / 6 years: 5m * 3 or 4m. the net is usually 0.80 cm.

Remember that in Spanish-speaking countries, you learn to play very small and sometimes even before all other racket sports. These minipads allow:

  • The youngest to play on a field adapted to their physique.
  • to give confidence to the youngest because they can try to play as the greatest.
  • to work motor skills from a very young age with such rebounds found only padel.
  • To assimilate the basic movements.

Recommendations:

  1. Do not forget to provide young children with a paddle racket "junior" and as light as possible. Today the materials used offer all the guarantees to children not to spoil themselves.
  2. Counting points must be as simple as possible. Submit a game in 15 winning points with two points difference. We change servers every two points.

Franck Binisti - Padel Magazine

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.