With a cool soundtrack and flashy video editing, the World Padel Tour announced the Gold Point. The change represents the biggest modification to the rules of professional padel since the out-of-court play was introduced.
According to World Padel Tour, the new rule was designed to boost the game. WPT explains that whenever the score of the game reaches 40-40, the decisive Gold Point will be played. Then the receiving couple chooses in which side they will return the service. The winners of the Gold Point win the game.
According to World Padel Tour’s General Director Mario Hernandez “.. World Padel Tour is a competition that is constantly evolving. In previous seasons we decided to modify the official court or the type of grass, this year we introduced the Gold Point with the same objective: to energize the game and make it more attractive for fans who enjoy it live and for those who follow it through television or streaming ”
World Padel Tour promises that the change will, in their own words, bring “+Thrill +Intensity +Show”.
Started playing padel in Argentina in 1987. Contributor to the structural development of the sport in Holland since 2006. University lecturer in International Business, specialized in media, sports and entertainment. Senior padel coach, sports journalist, manager and pioneer. Eternal student.