How much time can you take in Padel?
This may be a question which hasn’t crossed the minds even of some fairly advanced players. Some might consider it to be of little importance. It would, however, be hard to underestimate the impact of breaks — no matter how short — on the course of a match of Padel. To control the pace of the game is essential to controlling your opponents. And a significant factor in this is to make wise use of breaks.
Between each point, you are permitted to take 20 seconds. There can be a break of up to 90 seconds when players change ends. No additional break is permitted before a tie-break, and players are only permitted to take 20 seconds when changing ends in a tie-break. But at the end of each set, players can break for 2 minutes.
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