In the 2020 season, World Padel Tour will launch the so-called "Gold Point" in all competition duels, a new scoring method designed to boost the game and the development of matches. This is one of the biggest developments in terms of regulations registered in the professional padel in the last years,
The new rule, included in the contract signed with the professional players more than a year ago, can be also found in the official regulations of the International Padel Federation (FIP) as one of the Alternative Scoring Methods.
If both couples have won three points each, the score of “deuce” will be called and the decisive Gold Point will be played. The receiving couple will choose whether they want to receive the service from the right side or the left side of the court. The receiving pair cannot change position to receive this decisive point. The couple that wins the decisive point will win the game.
A measure that adds to those already launched in order to make the development of duels more dynamic and agile the matches during the main tournaments organized by World Padel Tour (Master Final, Master, Open and Challenger).
Regarding this important novelty for the 2020 campaign, the Director General of World Padel Tour, Mario Hernando, highlighted: “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 ”. The Cervezas Victoria Marbella Master, which will be held from February 29 to March 8, will release a new regulation that promises more intensity, more excitement and more spectacle to the World Padel Tour.