1st FIP Tournament in Japan

On March 3 and 4 at Padel Tokyo & Zenpukuji Tennis Club and on March 10 and 11 at Tokorozawa Padel Club, a FIP Tournament in Japan will be held for the first time, the FIP100 1st Japan Padel Open, included in the Official FIP 2018 Calendar .

Since the establishment of the Japan Padel Association in 2016, one of the goals of the JPA and its President Mr. Koji Nakatsuka was to organize a National Circuit in all the japanese clubs and an International Tournament. And both have been achieved, today there are already 140 players registered for the JPA, 90 male and 50 female, who regularly compete in the National Circuit, and with the dispute of this FIP100 1st Japan Padel Opent the first International Tournament will be held on japanese soil.

These Tournaments have been giving a push at a competitive level and the trend is positive as players practice more than once a week and follow the professional games through the networks. Thanks also to the National Circuit has increased the interest of new companies and sponsors, as for example the most important TV channel in Japan TBS that regularly offers online padel matches or the Mitsubishi group that recently has given great recognition to the sport of padel.

This also aroused interest in training and the JPA is working on the educational aspect to increase the level of instructors and players for a good development of the padel and continue to grow at all levels. All for the passion to padel that awakens many expectations and dreams of many.

This FIP100 1st Japan Padel Open will be played on two consecutive weekends. On March 3 and 4 the Female Competition will be played and on March 10 and 11 it will be the turn of the Male Competition. To give a “special flavor” to the first FIP100 Tournament in Japan, it is synchronized with the National Circuit as a Master, with the first 32 men´s players and 28 women´s players in the ranking who choose to play this FIP100. Exciting matches are expected, both in the Female and Male Tournament, since the best JPA ranking players will be present who obtained the best scores of the 15 national tournaments held throughout the last season 2017.

The favorites in Female Category are Sakaya / Mizuki, Miki / Ayano, Kozue / Haruna and Kuniko / Risa. These four couples each have a won championship and will fight for the FIP100 along with 20 other players. In the Male Category, Eichiro / Tomoaki, Yutaka / Kazuki, Asier / Daisuke and Yuhei / Hiroki top the list of favorites for the title. But nothing is defined, in a few weeks we will know who are the winners of this historic first FIP ​​Tournament in Japan organized by the JPA.