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First preparations for the 2018 Seniors World Championship

Last Saturday, April 28, the Organizing Committee met to visit the sports and hospitality facilities that will host the 2018 Seniors World Championship. The municipalities of Estepona and Benahavis will be the venues of this first edition to be held on the dates of the 8th to October 13, 2018.

During the visit it was possible to verify that all the preparations for this great event are going in a very good direction to live an excellent first edition of the Seniors World Championship, with 14 National Teams registered and with the intention of receiving many “legends” in a fantastic week of padel in Estepona-Benahavis.


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FIP World Seniors Championships 2018

This year 2018 we will together reach a new and important goal, to celebrate the 1st FIP World Seniors Championships 2018 by National Teams & National Couples. The municipality of Estepona, Malaga, Spain, will host this 1st Edition of the FIP World Seniors Championships on the dates of 8 to 13 October 2018.

Below you can find the presentation of the Championship, which is in part the Technical Card Info to which we are accustomed, and also the Provisional Regulations which if we verify at the end of the Championship that has been appropriate, we will officially include it in our Technical Regulations.

We have slightly modified the categories that were coded in the FIP ( +45, +50 and +55 ) to satisfy requests from different parts of the world, holding Veteran or Senior Championships with different ages. This will also be a test and only the result of a disputed Championship can give us more information, which will be used for the final drafting of the Regulations.

The Organizing Committee has also found a way to be able to offer and finance part of the National Teams stays, and the first six National Federations and Associations that confirm their participation will obtain this benefit. All National Teams wishing to pre-register may do so before March 31, 2018. The registration deadline will be May 30, 2018

The FIP World Seniors Championships 2018 for National Couples also offers each Federation the possibility of registering up to three pairs for each category. Spain, as hosts, will have three places in the Finals. The Qualifying Phase ( with access to the final stage ) makes three other places available, but we want to confirm that the Qualifying Phase is open to all players “seniors” and “ladies” of the world, not only spanish, but already predicts a strong hispanic presence.

We are at your full convenience for any consultation and we hope to have an important participation of athletes and accompanying persons in Estepona next October. In the coming weeks and months we will continue to inform and update all the details of this 1st FIP World Seniors Championships 2018.