Platform Tennis. Platform tennis is often called paddle tennis by its players and sometimes only “paddle” but it is a very different game from the paddle tennis above. … The ball is soft sponge rubber, the paddle a perforated solid paddle, only one serve is allowed and most play is doubles.
One may also ask, is Paddle harder than tennis?
Therefore, it is concluded that tennis is a more demanding sport and that it requires a higher physical and technical level, while Paddle is defined as a more fun and accessible practice for all types of public, which justifies its success throughout the world in terms of its number of practitioners.
Then, why is paddle tennis so expensive?
But why are padel rackets so expensive? There is a long production process that takes place when designing the padel rackets, with expensive materials and technologies being used. Also the factor of high demand comes into play.
Who invented platform tennis?
Platform tennis is a similar sport, which was invented in 1928 in Scarsdale, New York, USA by James Cogswell and Fessenden Blanchard. The primary difference from paddle tennis is that the platform tennis court is 6 feet shorter, fenced by taut chicken wire off which the ball can be played.
“Platform tennis is a great way to get exercise in the winter and I don’t want to discourage anyone from playing it,” explains Dr. Ghannad. “However, because of the high injury rate, it is critical to incorporate warm up exercises and prevention strategies into your routine.”
The Beginners: Out of 60 minutes of court time, beginners may end up with between 15 -20 minutes only of actual playtime. The rest of the time may be spent picking up balls, hitting some air, and running into the surrounding walls/mesh in between fits of laughter.