Mexicano padel tournament

The mexicano padel tournament is a great way to organize a tournament for players at different skill levels.

Just like the americano tournament the mexicano is very social and a great way to play new opponents and meet new friends.

Rules of padel mexicano

In the mexicano the order of who you play against is not predetermined but is created depending on the results of the other matches.

  1. A lottery decides who you play with and against in your first game.
  2. From your second game it is the score of the other matches that decide your faith.
  3. The pitting of the games depends completely on the current results on the leaderboard. Number 1 and 3 plays against 2 and 4. 5 and 7 playes against 6 and 8 and so on.
  4. Once the table has settled after a few rounds, the matches will be even. The better you play, the more difficult the opposition and vice versa.
  5. The scoring and pitting system of the mexicano means that you can play with and against the same player several times.

Calculation of the score

  • Each match is played for a certain number of points. Normally 16, 24 or 32. Matches can also be played for a preset time period of 10-20 minutes.
  • Each team serves 4 or 6 times. Then the serve is passed to the opponent.
  • Each ball won gives a point to the winning team.
  • Once all balls have been played the score is entered and then transferred to the individual players. If a 24 point match finishes 10-14; player 1 and 2 gets 10 points each. Player 3 and 4 gets 14 points each.
  • When all matches have been played the player that has collected the most points wins the tournament.

Team mexicano

Mexicano can be played in teams. It´s works exactly as the indivdual mexicano but insted of being played individually you compete in pre-arranged teams.

Organisation of a Mexicano padel tournament

To play a mexicano padel tournament you need at least 8 participants or teams. There is no upper limit to how many participants that can join. However, it is always best if it is a number that is evenly divisible by four.

  • The number of padel courts needed for a mexicano depends on the number of participants.
  • It is best if the number of courts matches the number of players. 8 players = 2 courts, 12 players = 3 courts and so on.
  • It’s fine to mix players at different padel levels.
  • The normal playing time for a Mexicano tournament is about 2 hours. A 24 point match takes about 12 minutes to play.
  • Before you start prepare a template or use an app where you can enter scores and results.