OFFICIAL STATEMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL PADEL FEDERATION

At the present time, the FIP is aware that there is some information on some social media about an alleged organization of a certain European padel championship to be held in Portugal between November 3 and 9, 2019.

This information surprised the FIP and this entity would like to take this opportunity to make it clear to everyone that it has nothing to do with it and this supposed organization and that it does not come from any associate member.

Being the organization of the European Championship of Padel and granting the corresponding title of the FIP, under the right that assists him according to its statutes; On April 7, 2019, the FIP opened a period until April 30, 2019 to present candidates to organize the European Championship of Padel this year.

Up until now, the organization of the European Championship of Padel has not been assigned to any associate member. The proposals received are being analyzed and the organizing country will be informed in the coming days. This assignment is being treated with the utmost detail, since it is intended that this edition be a historic tournament of superior quality to what has been organized to this day.

In this manner, the FIP will not allow an unidentified and unrecognized group of people to attack an institution with such a long years of activity, trying to create doubts in the environment of our sport and announcing the organization of a championship for which they have not any kind of right.

This press release is published with the purpose of protecting the institutional, patrimonial, and legal interests and the prestige of the entity and associated members, for which reason the FIP will be forceful in defending such interests in the venues where it was necessary.

 

Lausana, 9 May 2019