Statement regarding the passing of Alejandro Gama

The international community of Padel is devastated by the sad news of the passing of Alejandro Gama at the age of 17.

In 2017, during the Junior Padel World Championship, Alejandro Gama was proclaimed world champion along with his brother Juan Carlos, thanks to his talent combined with the values ​​of struggle, effort and determination in victory.

We are sure that you never gave up in the most difficult match, as you did on the court, and thus you will be remembered by all those who once met you.

From the International Padel Federation we want to send our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends and especially to Carolina and Juan Carlos and his brother Juan Carlos.

Rest in peace Alejandro.

Tools to develop Padel in clubs of emerging countries

A new episode of the FIP online training cycle. In this new talk, the guests at the round table gave us the right tools for the development of Padel clubs in emerging countries.

The talk began with a brief introduction of what a club looks like, its characteristics, and keys to keep in mind when starting a club project.

We invite you to watch the full video and follow the guides of our guests, whom we thank for their participation and we hope to have them soon sharing their knowledge:

Guests: 

Ariant Moya

  • Director Fit Point Padel, 14 years of experience in club management

Pablo Crosetti

  • Manager of the Padel Indoor Mataró Academy, 12 years in management and development of clubs and Padel Academies

Santiago Prieto

  • 5 years Director of the Ukomba sports club, Equatorial Guinea

Rafael Romero

  • Director Lomas sporting Club in Mexico City and collaborator of FEMEPA

FIP’s Round table talks, Preparation of a National Team for a Padel World Championship.

We continue adding episodes to our YouTube channel with a new round table talk, for this 3rd video, we have an extraordinary team with a lot of experience. This time they will explain to us the Preparation of a National Team for a Padel World Championship.

 

We want to thank the collaboration of these invited experts and we hope to see them soon in the FIP’s coaching talks.

 

 

Patrick Fouquet:

– As a player:

Two Europeans and four World Championships

– As a Coach:

Four World Cups for Minors

Five Europeans

Three World Cups for the women’s team.

– 1 TITLE 2019 EUROPEAN CHAMPION Women’s team.

 

Beto Ferreira:

– National team player from 1993 to 2000

– Women’s Coach in 2000

– Junior’s Coach from 2000 to 2003

– Men’s Coach from 2000 to 2010 and from 2014 to 2018

 

Diego Miller:

Seven Junior World Championships, six Padel World Championship, an Open World Championship for national pairs, Pan American Games.

– As a Player:

2008, Canada: 5th place in the world for Teams

– As a Coach:

2010, Mexico: Coach of the men’s team (coach of the pre-selection and final team) 6th by teams.

2012, Mexico: Coach of the men’s team (coach of the preselection and of the final team) 4th by teams.

2014, Spain: Coach of the men’s team (coach of the preselection and final team), 8th team.

 

Jon García Ariño:

– As a Coach:

Former U-18 National Coach from June 2005 to January 2019 by the Spanish Paddle Federation

Ex-Absolute Male National Coach for the Spanish Paddle Federation

Fourteen times World Champion as Coach for Spain

– As a Player:

Participation in World Cups – Toulouse 2000 and México D.F. 2002

 

Nito Brea:

– Captain of the female team

2002 – Champion – World Cup Mexico.

2010 – Runner-up

2012 – Champion – Cancun World Cup, Mexico.

2013 – Runner-up with the women’s youth team- Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2014 – Runner-up – Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

2015 – South American Champion – Bento Goncálvez, Brazil.

2016 – Runner-up – Cascais, Portugal.

2017 – South American Champion – Santiago de Chile.

2018 – Runner-up – Asunción, Paraguay.

Development kids Padel and search of new talents

The second round table talk, scheduled on Wednesday, May 6 at 5 pm (Gmt + 2) will be will complete the previous episode: Junior’s competitive structures and training systems.

This new online course will try to give ideas of how the sport should be developed and especially the junior’s category and the search for new players who may be the future national stars.

new tools will be given to activate this category and see results in a short time. Helping coaches, clubs, and federations to develop more players and have new practitioners coming.

It will undoubtedly be a talk with a lot of information in which well-known guests with a lot of experience will participate.

Pablo Crosetti, Nito Brea, Gonzalo Gutierrez, Marcelo Capitani will be in charge of giving you the best solutions.

We hope you like it.

New IPF’s activity: Roundtable talks

On May 2, the International Padel Federation launched a new online activity through Youtube open for everyone with the collaboration of all its Associated Members. This new activity consists of roundtables talks for coaches, club managers, and Directors of Federations worldwide.

The topic discussed for this first roundtable was: Work and Development of junior’s competitive structures.

In all sport’s technical courses, the main topics to discuss are the different technical-tactical, physical and psychological aspects, which are basic tools for scheduling different training sessions. However, we can still develop further in the formation of competitive structures that are that final reference that is so necessary for coaches, parents/tutors, and, without a doubt, our junior players.

In this training session talk, the International Padel Federation wants to inform, providing the national technical directors with the necessary knowledge to help outline the best competitive structure for their activity.

We would like to thank, for participating:

Diego Miller, Jon Garcia Ariño, Javier Sanchez, Ari Moya and Asier Gago.

Here is the full first session, hope you like it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoG_A7JJk1Q

New kind of “Handshake”

Each day we have more information about the new directives coming from the different governments to return to the Padel courts. That means that we are closer to the edge and we can play again soon.

As is normal, over a long period of time, we will have to acquire new habits to avoid contagion and preserve the health of the community.

The International Padel Federation shows you a new way to “handshake” once the match is over. Always respecting the social distance and not getting any physical contact.

At the end of the match, point your racquet towards the other players’ racquet and thank them for the game.

Following those recommendations, we will be back to normal sooner.

New kind of “Handshake”

Each day we have more information about the new directives coming from the different governments to return to the Padel courts. That means that we are closer to the edge and we can play again soon.

As is normal, over a long period of time, we will have to acquire new habits to avoid contagion and preserve the health of the community.

The International Padel Federation shows you a new way to “handshake” once the match is over. Always respecting the social distance and not getting any physical contact.

At the end of the match, point your racquet towards the other players’ racquet and thank them for the game.

Following those recommendations, we will be back to normal sooner.