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Italy’s Luigi Carraro, new FIP president

Italy’s Luigi Carraro is the new president of the International Padel Federation. Carraro has been elected in the General Assembly that FIP organises annually. In this occasion, the General Assembly took part in Asunción, Paraguay, on Friday the 2nd of November and twenty-five National Federations took part in it.

Luigi Carraro was the elected president over the other candidate, Ricardo Da Silva Oliveira who is the current president of the Portuguese Federation, and taking into account the resignation that the previous FIP’s President, Daniel Patti, had already presented at the beginning of the Assembly.

The Assembly was held in parallel with the World Championships in Paraguay and some other important sports and institutional related matters were discussed and approved. For instance, new National Federations were approved to be taking part of the International Federation such as: Senegal, Iran, Thailand and Hungary.

 

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World Championships’ draws – Teams and Pairs

Teams and pairs draws and schedules are now available:

TEAMS

Day 4 – 1st November 2018

Day 3 – 30th October 2018

Day 1 – 28th October 2018

PAIRS

Day 4 – 1st November 2018

Day 3 – 30th October

Day 2 – 29th October

Day 1 – 28th October 2018

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Draws for Teams and Pairs

Teams and pairs’ draws are now public:

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Teams’ Draw

Males – TEAMS

Group A

Argentina
Italy
Portugal
Mexico

Group B

Spain
Paraguay
France
Sweden

Group C

Brasil
Chile
Germany
The Netherlands

Group D

Uruguay
Great Britain
Belgium
Australia

Females – TEAMS

Group A

Spain
Uruguay
France
The Netherlands

Group B

Argentina
Italy
Belgium
Japan

Group C

Brasil
Portugal
Paraguay
Finland

Group D

Sweden
Mexico
Chile
USA

 

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Pairs’ registration list with the FIP Ranking points as of 1st of October 2018

Pairs’ registration list with the FIP Ranking points as of 1st of October 2018:

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World Championships’ Entry forms

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2nd release of the Information bulletin about the World Padel Championships

The second release of the information report is now available online. The document can be viewed here: Information Bulletin 2. More information will come soon, as the date of the World Padel Championships is approaching.

As a reminder, the Championships will be held in Asunción, Paraguay, from the 29th of October until the 3rd of November this year.

In case you missed out the 1st information bulletin containing key data such as the deadline of registrations, participating countries, competition dates, venues, programme, ticketing, etc, you can still find it online here: Information Bulletin as well as in the News section.

In case you may need to contact the Organising Committee, there is an email address available on the last document shared.

 

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Information report on the World Padel Championships

We are glad to announce the latest information regarding the upcoming World Padel Championships to be held in Asunción, Paraguay, from the 29th of October until the 3rd of November this year.

Together with the organising committee we worked on the official release of the 1st bulletin where you will be able to get informed about the deadline of registrations, participating countries, competition dates, venues, programme, ticketing, etc.

In case you may need to contact the Organising Committee, there is an email address available. Follow the link to find out more: Information Bulletin

Photo credit to: Federación Paraguaya de Padel

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The Netherlands qualifies for the XIV World Padel Championship and will head to Paraguay later this year

Following their three-match qualification round over the weekend, The Netherlands secured their place in the final stage of the play-off held in Ghent, Belgium. This final phase is understood as the best-of-three elimination tournament to determine the team participating in the World Championship.

Team The Netherlands defeated Poland after a tight result -especially in the second match (6-0 1-6 7-5) and concluded with a score of 2-1. The Dutch will now travel to Asunción, Paraguay from October 28 to November 4.

The qualification procedure for the World Championship had already started some months ago -with the qualifying rounds, but there was still this last spot to be decided by the winner of the play-off between the 4 teams in the first place: Finland, Poland, The Netherlands and USA. Since the United States Padel Association (USPA) cancelled their participation, there was only 3 teams left to fight for the very last place to the Worlds: Finland, Poland and The Netherlands.

It is important to note that before the first day of competition, on August 3, Finland saw one of its more experienced athletes, Max Sjövall, withdrawing due to an injury. That fact left team Finland with 6 players.

Competition schedule started on August 4, when Finland and Poland played the sole and only match of Saturday morning. Poland, a team that deserves a especial mention for its improvement -technically and tactically, since the European Championships back in 2017, won by 1-2. Afternoon session witnessed Finland versus The Netherlands and the Dutch made it to the final (with a 0-3) to face Poland on Sunday.

August 5 witnessed the final between The Netherlands and Poland which was quite intense including that tie-break in the second match. The Netherlands managed to turn a 0-5 into a 7-5 and ended-up with a victory of 2-1.

We would like to take advantage of writing these lines to show our gratitude to Padel4u2 in Ghent, Belgium Padel Federation as well as its President, Mr. Alexandre Pavy for such an outstanding organization and hospitality. Having said this, please, find hereunder the final list of men’s teams taking part in the World Championship.

MALE PARTICIPATING TEAMS IN PARAGUAY

Argentina
Belgium
Brazil
Chile
Spain
Great Britain
Italy
Paraguay
Portugal
Uruguay
Australia
France
Germany
Mexico
Sweden
The Netherlands