Padel: When is it out? How to know

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Padel: When is it out?

When is it out? One of the most long-standing issues in padel matches, not the high-level ones where you are fortunate enough to have a referee whose job it is precisely to help in such situations, is that of the ball when it is in or out on the bounce with the glass, today we explain how to know!

In fact, it very often happens to have rebounds at the corner between glass and synthetic where one cannot immediately distinguish whether the first touch was on the glass or on the synthetic and thus whether the point is in or out, generating endless controversy that drags on through the rest of the game. This situation gets so far to the edge that what is lacking is not so much fair play but knowing some technicality that can make the rebound read better and determine the point.

In fact, there is a principle that 100% determines in padel whether a ball bouncing at the angle between glass and synthetic when it is out that is the output that the ball will have from the bounce in two very specific characteristics:

Exit angle of the ball

If the exit angle on the bounce of the ball is more than 45 degrees the ball is in, if it is less than 45 degrees it is out! This is because the ball by bouncing earlier on the ground is able to have a higher exit angle, touching the glass first instead it will have a low exit angle; therefore, pay attention to the exit trajectory, high or low, and you will know whether you scored or not!

Padel when it's out

Rotation of the ball

Harder to see but still more reliable, it goes hand in hand with the exit angle:
If the ball hits the synthetic first in addition to coming out high it will easily turn toward the glass, the shot is valid; conversely if it hits the glass first it will come out low but more importantly it will turn toward us.

Padel when it's out

These two golden rules apply at any level and under any playing conditions, if you want to visualize them better you can do so from here; they can be considered as a law on the fields to avoid wasting time discussing and committing to play!

This may soon change, however, with new technologies being patented and placed on padel courts around the world; in fact, several technologies based on the use of lasers are being tested that will allow signaling, via a light bar affixed to the glass, of the validity or otherwise of the point.

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