For novices: a field of padel does 20 meters long by 10 meters wide, the famous “veinte por diez”, dear to our Spanish-speaking friends. In total, this gives us a 200m² area… just that !

In comparison, the tennis court is a rectangular field (like the padel) of 23,77 m long and 10,97 m wide (corridors included). Its surface area is approximately equivalent to 260m².

The glass/mesh structure

The side walls therefore measure 20 meters in length and 3 to 4 meters in height depending on its position. They are necessarily made up of mesh panels and transparent walls.

Concerning the service line, it is located at 6,95 meters from the net and it exceeds the intersection with the central line by 20 centimetersFor the thickness of the lines, we are at 5 centimeters.

  • There are solo courts for one-on-one practice. The dimensions are 6 meters wide by 18 or 20 meters long. The other characteristics are identical to the terrain of padel classic.

Mandatory dimensions around the land

The dimensions of the openings (doors) must be as follows:

  • with side opening without separation : free space of 0,83 meters on each side of the net post and a height of between 2 and 2,2 meters.
  • with side opening with separation : each free space must be at least 0,83 meters wide and between 2 and 2,2 meters high.

Another important point: clearance around the field to allow exits. A space free of any obstacle must exist with a minimum width of 1,4 meters by 8 meters long (i.e. 4 meters on each side of the net) and a height of 2 meters to 2,2 meters.

Regulatory height indoors

Concerning roof of padels indoor, for the FIP the minimum height must be 6 meters over the entire surface. Without anything (i.e. spotlights) obstructing this area.

For new installations, it is recommended that the minimum clearance height be 8 meters over the entire surface of the land, without any obstructing element in this area. The FFT demands a height of 7 meters, with the frames of the lighting system.

FIP authorized height dimension
Gwenaelle Souyri

It was his brother who one day told him to accompany him on a track. padel, since then, Gwenaëlle has never left the court. Except when it comes to going to watch the broadcast of Padel Magazine, World Padel Tour… or Premier Padel…or the French Championships. In short, she is a fan of this sport.