The grand opening ceremony of the XI European Padel Championships was held yesterday evening. The event took place at the Tennis Club do Estoril, official venue club of this European 2017, with the representation of all the National Teams that will dispute the Championship with all of their respective players in the traditional protocol parade.
All National Teams were presented on stage with the flags of their respective countries in the interior of the central court and waiting for the official parliaments in charge of the authorities present at the opening ceremony: Mr. João Paulo Rebelo, Secretary of State of Youth and Sport / Mr. Miguel Pinto Luz, Vice-president of the Municipal Chamber of Cascais / Mr. Daniel Patti, President of the International Padel Federation / Mr. Ricardo Oliveira, President of the Portuguese Padel Federation and Mr. Antonio Simões de Almeida, President of Estoril Tennis Club. All of them highlighted the importance for the country of Portugal, and specifically for the town of Cascais, to host this 2017 European Padel Championships and warmly welcomed all delegations.
15 National Men’s Teams and 11 National Women’s Teams will compete until November 18 in the European Championships for National Teams: Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Principality of Monaco, Czech Republic, Sweden and Switzerland. At the same time, the European Open Championship will be held in pairs. Starts the great European padel party!