FIP Announcement – Official Championships

Official Championships

The list of Official Competitions that have been approved at the recent FIP Ordinary General Assembly, held in Malaga, Spain, on 12 October 2017, is presented.

The following Championship is unanimity approved and the results are made official:

  • Pan American Juniors Championship, by National Teams and National Couples, Buenos Aires (Argentina), November-December 2016

The following championship in progress is approved unanimously (the results will be officialised in the next Assembly):

  • World Juniors Championship for National Teams and Open by National Couples, Málaga, October 2017

The following Championships are presented and approved unanimously:

  • European Championship Absolute, by National Teams and National Couples, Estoril, Portugal, November 2017, with the participation of 15 European countries.
  • South American Championship Absolute, by National Teams, San Antonio, Chile, November 2017, with the participation of 5 South American countries.
  • North American Championship Absolute, by National Teams and National Couples, Houston, USA, November 2017, with the participation of 3 North American countries
  • South American Amateur Championship for Couples, Male and Female 2nd to 6th category, including Seniors, Bentos Gonçalves, Brazil, December 2017
  • FIP Champions Cup 2017, Punta del Este, Uruguay, March 2018, open to all FIP affiliates
  • World Seniors’ Championship for National Teams, Malaga, July or September 2018, open to all FIP affiliates
  • World Absolute Championship, by National Teams and National Couples, Asunción, Paraguay, October 2018, with the respective qualifying stages, open to all FIP affiliates
  • World Junior Championship, by National Teams and Open by National Couples, Portugal, 2019, with the respective qualifying stages, open to all FIP affiliates
  • World Championship by National Teams, Madrid, Spain, 2020, with the respective qualifying stages, open to all FIP affiliates

The FIP Champions Cup is a Tournament that the FIP has already held between 2003 and 2006, in which the Champions of each country participate (Champions of a given National Championship, or Champions of a given National Circuit, or First of the ranking at the end of a sporting year, or as each National Federation wishes to select it).

In the next few days the rules of participation will be sent, probably will be given to the champions and runners-up of each country, male and female, in absolute category, and the venue chosen for the first re-edition, where the Champions of 2017 will participate, will be the city of Punta del Este in Uruguay. The candidacy will also be opened for the successive venues, since the idea is that this Event will change venue every year.

The FIP already needs an important event at the beginning of the year and this is the best example of a great championship that has been found.

Applications are open for:

  • Pan American Junior Championship, by National Teams and National Couple Open, 2018
  • European Junior Championship for National Teams and National Couples Open, 2018
  • FIP Champions Cup 2018, to be held in January-March 2019
  • European Championships Absolute, by National Teams and National Couples, 2019
  • South American Championship Absolute, by National Teams, 2019
  • North American Championship Absolute, by National Teams and National Couples, 2019
  • World Seniors’ Championship by National Teams, 2020


EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017

From November 13 to 18, the European padel has an appointment at the XI European Padel Championship. Portugal hosts this new edition that will be held at Clube de Ténis de Estoril (Cascais).
The Organizing Committee formed by the Portuguese Padel Federation, Smash Padel and the International Padel Federation FIP are pleased to celebrate an 11th edition that will have the participation of 15 National Teams in the team competition and 16 representations of countries in the modality of National Pairs.

The 15 National Teams that will compete for Teams in the XI European Padel Championship are:
Germany, Austria, Belgium, Spain, Finland, France, Great Britain, Netherlands, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Principality of Monaco, Czech Republic, Sweden and Switzerland.

The competition for National Pairs, which will begin on Monday 13, will have representations of players from these 15 countries plus the participation of a Norwegian pair.

The XI European Padel Championship by National Teams will start on Tuesday 14. The National Team competition system will consist of a first Round Robin phase ( 15 teams divided into 3 groups of 4 + 1 group of 3 teams each) and one second phase with the departure to the quarterfinals table of the first two of each group to define the positions 1st to 8th and exit to the quarterfinals of the third and fourth of each group to define positions from 9th to 16th.

Everything is ready for Europe to enter the court. See you in Portugal!