Padel Scoring

Padel scoring is similar to tennis scoring, but there are some differences. Padel matches are typically played in a best-of-three-set format. Below is an explanation of the scoring system in padel:

Game Scoring:

  1. Points:

    • Points are counted as 15, 30, 40, and game, similar to tennis.
    • The first point won by a team is 15, the second is 30, the third is 40, and the fourth point wins the game.
  2. Deuce:

    • If the score reaches 40-40 (deuce), the next point won is called "ventaja" (advantage) for the respective team.
    • If the team with the advantage wins the next point, they win the game. If the team without the advantage wins the next point, the score returns to deuce.
  3. Game:

    • To win a game, a team must score four points and have a two-point advantage over their opponents.
    • If the score reaches 40-40, and a team wins two consecutive points, they win the game.

Set Scoring:

  1. Sets:

    • A match is typically played as the best of three sets.
    • The first team to win two sets wins the match.
  2. Tiebreaker:

    • If a set reaches a 6-6 tie, a tiebreaker (known as "Tie-Break" in padel) is played to determine the winner of the set.
    • The tiebreaker is played to 7 points, with a two-point advantage needed to win.
  3. Match:

    • To win the match, a team must win two sets.

No-Ad Scoring (Optional):

Some tournaments and leagues use a no-ad scoring system, where the first team to win four points wins the game. In this case, there are no 15, 30, 40 progressions, and the scoring is simplified.

Service Rotation:

  • In padel, the service alternates between the teams after each game, set, or tiebreaker.

It's important to note that rules and scoring systems can vary slightly depending on the specific tournament, league, or region. Always refer to the official rules of the organization or event you are participating in for the most accurate and up-to-date information.