Rules - Padbol


Video of Basic Rules:


Basic Rules:

Serving position and scoring mode as Tennis


The server always calls his score first. If the server wins the first point, he gets a score of 15. Scoring is done like a clock. See example below. Love means zero in tennis. The second point is called 30. The third point is called 45 (now-a-days known as 40) and game is won when the score goes back to love. If the score is 40-40, also known as deuce, one side must win by two points. Advantage-In means if the server wins the next point, he wins the game. Advantage-Out means the receiver has a chance to win the game on the next point.

LOVE 15-30-40

After the game, the opponents serve. Games equal 1. The first to win 6 games, by two, wins the set. The first to win 2 sets wins the match. If the score is 6-6, a tie-breaker is played. This is scored by one’s. The first team to score 7 points winning by two wins the set. The tiebreaker continues until one side wins by two.


• Each point starts inevitably with a kick using a foot and has the following characteristics:

• The server must stand with both feet behind the service line to the left or right, as appropriate, the imaginary extension of the centerline of kick to the back wall of their field.

• The player must bounce the ball in the same area that is enabled to stand.

• If the server misses his target twice, he loses the point.

• If the ball hits the net and goes in the correct service box, another serve is granted, this is called “Net”.

• The server shall not serve until the receiver is ready.


Service that touches a player

The receiver can stand where he likes but must let the ball bounce in the service box. If the ball does not land in the service box, it is deemed a fault and a second serve is given. If the ball is hit by either opponent before the ball bounces, the server wins the point.

Passing per side between teammates: minimum 2 (two) maximum 3 (three).


Ball in play

The ball is in play since the service is delivered and, except where failure or Net, remain in play until the end of the point. During this time the ball is struck alternately by one and another player of the same team to a maximum of three hits and at least two.

If both teammates hit the ball simultaneously or consecutively, is a fault and loses the point. After the third hit the ball must be send it to the rival camp where the opposing team will have the same alternatives, that means, a bounce in the floor and 2 or three touches between teammates.


Devolution using just one touch is permitted using the wall in our side

The use of just one touch before the devolution to the opposite field is allowed by the rules if the ball bounces over the walls before it passes the net.

It also allowed the return in “one-touch” if the ball driven by the opponent bounces on the floor across the net, impact with the glass and the defender player is in contact with the attack zone (red area) or jumping and after touching that red area with at least part of one foot.

The “Red Zone” and the Volley

The only way to pass the ball to the opponent side using just one touch and with out bounces the ball on the walls is to hit the ball touching the red zone (occupies the width of the court, from the net to 1 meter, total area of 6 square meters).

The ball may be volleyed by any player and any body part, except arms, forearms and hands as long as it is within the called red zone.


Go to the complete Official Padbol Rules