One query that’s being requested rather a lot is which facet ought to we play.

Sandy Farquharson, a padel coach who runs the Padel College on YouTube helps us reply the query.

Basic Guidelines

  • If each gamers are right-handed, play the extra aggressive participant on the left-side
  • Left-handed gamers ought to play on the right-side
  • For those who’re studying the sport it is best to play on either side
  • The left-hand facet can also be known as backhand facet
  • The appropriate-hand facet can also be known as forehand facet

When to Play on Each Sides

You must develop as a participant earlier than you decide your facet.

For those who’re studying the sport and also you’re comparatively new it is best to play on either side. You want to expertise either side to see the variations to see which you’re extra snug on earlier than you’ll be able to determine as to which facet you have to be. 

There’s no level watching the World Padel Tour and seeing these guys and saying yeah I’m a left-hand participant. Play on either side till you get to a stage the place you’ll be able to kick the ball, the place you could be aggressive, the place you’ll be able to transfer ahead and also you perceive the techniques within the recreation earlier than you select your facet. 

Traits Left-hand Aspect

There are totally different traits for gamers on the left-hand facet and totally different for gamers on the right-hand facet. 

The left-side is historically the extra aggressive participant. 

So if each gamers are right-handed a number of the balls excessive within the center would be the smash of the left-side participant. 

The participant on the left-side is often sooner and extra dynamic. As a result of typically they’re doing much more motion on. Normally, they cowl about 60% of the courtroom and so they’re shifting rapidly as much as the web place after a smash. They’re being aggressive into the nook, and so they’re additionally protecting the place down the center. 

The left-side participant doesn’t essentially have to have an aggressive topspin smash though that’s extra helpful from this facet as a result of from this facet the angle is significantly better to kick the ball over the fence. They may have an aggressive bandeja that performs very effectively into the nook so long as they will assault the ball and end factors. 

Traits Proper-hand Aspect

From this facet, the participant’s job is to set the purpose up for the left-hand facet. You’ll discover that these gamers are much more strong and that they’ve bought good management of the ball. 

They don’t make many errors and so they wish to get in place to power their opponents to place a weak ball into the center or to the left-hand facet in order that the left-hand participant could be the aggressive one. 

Left-handed Gamers

For those who’re left-handed it is best to play on the right-hand facet. This manner your smash is within the heart like your companion if he’s right-handed and you’ll cowl much more of that courtroom being aggressive.

On this facet of the courtroom, you could be aggressive precisely just like the right-hander on the opposite facet.


These are normal ideas and there are apparent exceptions even when you have a look at the highest gamers on the World Padel Tour. For instance Sanyo and Maxi. Sanyo from the right-hand facet is tremendous aggressive and he finishes a number of factors.

One other instance is Lebron and Paquito. Each gamers are aggressive and will play on the left-side. They’ll swap sides and end from either side on the courtroom so it’s extra about the way you play together with your companion and understanding either side of the courtroom relatively than saying you’re mounted on one facet or the opposite. 


Watch Sandy Farquharson from the Padel College clarify which facet to play on.


Play on either side earlier than you determine so you’ll be able to develop and perceive the sport. Usually, the extra aggressive participant performs on the left-hand facet if each gamers are right-handed. Left-hand gamers ought to play on the right-side.