The size of a padel court is only slightly smaller than a tennis court (23.77m x 10.97m for doubles). However, a tennis court still has a very large run-off area.
The padel court with its perimeter of glass walls is 20m long and 10m wide. In the middle, the padel court is separated by a net - so each side is square (10x10m). The maximum deviation of the dimensions may be 0.5%.
The net is 10 metres long and has a height of 0.88 metres in the middle - at the edge the net may be a maximum of 0.92 metres high.
The posts on which the paddle net is hung must not be higher than 1.05 metres.
Padel court walls
The entire padel court is framed by an ESG glass wall (safety glass). This is only interrupted at the net posts by an entrance/exit through which the players can enter the padel court.
The end walls have a height of 4m. At the side walls, this height decreases to 3m after approx. 1m. The uppermost area, i.e. sitting on top of the toughened glass, consists of a wire mesh (in simple constructions also just wire mesh fencing).
The use of toughened safety glass and wire mesh as boundary materials ensures that spectators have a clear view of the padel tennis court.
Padel court lighting
Outdoor padel courts are usually lit by 4 floodlights. Older padel courts still use classic lamps, but the modern padel courts have LED floodlights, as they are at least as good in terms of performance, but more energy-efficient. In total, a padel court is about 6 metres high.
In padel halls, the lighting is often very individually designed; here it also often depends on whether there was a previous use as a tennis court, for example.
Tip: You can find more information at the Padel rules.