Padel Magazine - On the forum, you asked us more info on how to play, to count the points, etc. This is why we will now offer you some cards on the padel.

Like tennis?

For all players who need an update on counting points, it's time to enjoy the catch-up session !!!

For starters, if you are tennis players, then you already have the basics and even better if you are a double pro because the padel is played at 4.

But if you're a squash player, then I do not have much to tell you. You know ALMOST everything ...

Little reminder…

Just like in tennis, the count of points is as follows: 15 - 30 - 40 - Game We count the points of the server first.

Example: If the pair that serves wins the first point: 15 - 0 If the pair that serves loses the first point: 0 - 15 If the two pairs earn 3 points each: 40 - 40 (Pronounced 40 A) Then for the next point : If the pair that serves wins the next point: "Advantage service" If the pair that serves loses the first point: "Advantage of outside" And finally game!

The decisive game (in 7 points)

The decisive game is also called "tie-break" (7 points).

The first team to arrive at 7 won the set! But there must be at least 2 points of difference between the teams for the set to be won.


A pair can earn 7 points at 5 but can not earn 7 points at 6.

In this case the pair that leads from one point must win the next point to validate his set. (Like 8 to 6)

The super tie-break (In 10 points)

To be complete, it is allowed to make a tie-break in 10 points instead of 7 if only if there is a set everywhere.

This method is sometimes used in padel tournaments to save time and to avoid a decisive 3e set that would malfunction the initial organization provided by the Referee ...

In summary…
In service, the ball racket contact is below the belt. The score count is that of tennis.

(15 / 30 / 40 / Equal / Benefit / game).

A game is played in doubles and in two winning sets.

The set is won by the team that reaches 6 games with 2 games.

If 2 teams arrive at 6 / 6, a tie-break will be necessary (at all sets). The first at 7 points, with 2 points away, wins the set.

In case of 7 / 7 or 7 / 6 tie the tie-break continues until a team takes 2 points ahead.

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.