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Announcement Oct. 1st 2017

We would like to inform the participants and the public about some regulation details referred to the World Juniors Championships, subject to a reached agreement between the Organising Committee, the Head Umpire and the International Padel Federation.

  1. Respect to the following article of the Technical Rules …

III.4.9.   Qualifying/Preliminary round.

The qualifying round, to be held immediately before the Final Phase, is reserved for players holding the nationality of the organizing country, for players holding residence in the organising country, and for all doubles from other countries who do not access to the Final Phase.

The qualified players or able to participate to the Qualification round shall be apply the entry registration with the rest of participants.

A minimum of four (4) pairs to a maximum corresponding to the available places should be guaranteed to access to the Final Phase.

was decided to have eight (8) pairs from each Qualifying Round draw, independently from the category and the sign-up quantity, to have access to the Final Phase.


  1. Respect to the following article of the Technical Rules …


III.4.7.3. It will go into the second round: in case of eight (8) groups or less, the top two (2) pairs classified in each group; and in the case of nine (9) groups or more only the top pair in each group will classify. Those classified in first place in the first four (4) groups will be considered seeds and in the same order. All other places will be decided by draw, done by the Head Umpire at the end of the first round. Two (2) representatives from each country may take part in the draw if desired. Two (2) pairs of players who played against each other in the same group should not face each other in the first match of the second round.

 a. was decided to have two (2) pairs of each group of the First Part of the Final Phase, independently of the category and the groups quantity, to have access to the Second Part of the Final Phase, the Main or Final Draw, in order to allow to have more matches for the majority of participants.

  • Under-14 Boys: 12 groups
  • Under-14 Girls: 9 groups
  • Under-16 Boys: 12 groups
  • Under-16 Girls: 10 groups
  • Under-18 Boys: 14 groups
  • Under-18 Girls: 8 groups

b. he draw-lot will be done after the end of the first part of the Final Phase (groups stage), in the World Championships place.

The draw-lots of each category will be performed once the group stage is finished, not necessary all at the same time, in order to help the development of the Championships.



  1. Respect to the following article of the Technical Rules …


III.4.7.1. The seeds of each group will be determined according to the position in the FIP Ranking for Junior National Teams or using the corresponding FIP Individual Ranking for Juniors. If there are more groups than National Teams participating in the last World Championships, it will starts a second rotation following the same order, until all groups have a seed. In all cases, the second rotation will be completed with the appointment of the second doubles in the group following the order of the seeds. The rest of pairs of players each country signs on will occupy the group assigned to it according to the draw, taking into account that if any country competes in a category with two or more pairs of players they should try to make sure that players of the same nationality are not integrated in the same zone.


  1. were firstly appointed the two first pairs of each group, following the Seeds order without changes, because the quantity of Spanish pairs participating (6 with direct access to the Final Phase plus 8 from the Qualifying Phase) would obligate to have more than two pairs, or even three pairs in some categories, of each country in a single group.
  2. In the following was performed the draw-lot of all positions in each group.


We would like to thank the cooperation of the Director of the World Championships, Mr. Alfonso Caballero Sánchez, and the Head Umpire Ms. Nayra Ramírez Campos.