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Padel reaches a new achievement, a historical milestone for our sport:

Today Padel has made history.

Back in July 2019, after a meeting with Raffaele Pagnozzi (General Secretary of COE – European Olympic Committee), Luigi Carraro decided to submit, on behalf of the IPF, the application for having padel included in the official program of the upcoming European Games that will take place in Krakov, Poland in 2023.

After gathering more information about IPF and our events, including the attendance to the XI European Padel Championship in November 2019 in Rome, the European Olympic Committee was surprised by the enormous potential of our competitions and by the professionalism and growth of our Member Federations, who work hard for the development of our sport.

From that moment on, the IPF has been cooperating with them by exchanging correspondence, holding meetings, and updating them about our development. Two years later, the hard work done together with the Polish Padel Federation, has paid off with the most important news received to date by IPF: Padel will be an independent discipline in the next edition of the European Games.

The importance of this piece of news goes way beyond the sports arena, due to the institutional impact that all the European Federations will have and the relationship they will entertain with the corresponding national Olympic Committees: this all will bring more power and recognition than ever.

Luigi Carraro said: I would like to thank the European Olympic Committees for welcoming Padel into the sports programme of the European Games Kraków-Malopolska 2023.

This is a historical moment for the International Padel Federation, our member federations, our athletes and – I am sure – all Padel lovers: girls and boys, women and men who practice our sport with growing passion and enthusiasm. I am sure we will contribute to the success of the European Games and we look forward to be part of it.

You can read more about it in the European Olympic Committee statement here

New record of participation in a European Padel Championship

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Another milestone for our sport: in the next CUPRA XII European Padel Championship, 18 countries will join the National Teams modality in the city of Marbella.

For the first time, the official FIP championship will have to organize a qualifying round to complete the final stage with the 16 best teams.

Once the deadline to confirm the registration ended, 18 countries corroborated their presence in this edition. 12 national teams will directly enter the final stage and 6 of them will compete, divided into two groups, the remaining 4 places to be eligible for the title of European champion 2021.

Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Italy, Lithuania, Monaco, Norway, Poland, Russia, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland

Marbella, the city that saw the birth of Padel in Europe, will once again make history in our sport with the European event with the highest participation by national teams, although, the total number of flags represented will be even bigger with the registration in the Open by National Pairs of players representing emerging countries that very soon we will see compete with full teams.

We are waiting for you all, from June 28 to July 4 at the Marbella Fairgrounds.



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CUPRA and the International Padel Federation (FIP) extend their alliance

The body that regulates the international Padel, FIP and CUPRA, the automotive brand, will continue to collaborate and consolidate the project that began in 2019. The renewal between the two parties took place at a face-to-face event held at CUPRA’s headquarters in Barcelona.

Under the FIP Official Automotive category, CUPRA will continue to have important international assets with a presence in all tournaments and events such as the XV World Padel Championship in Doha, in addition, it will occupy the “Naming” of the most important circuits and tournaments:

  • CUPRA FIP TOUR with presence in 30 countries and 80 tournaments throughout the year
  • CUPRA FIP FINALS as the last event of the year
  • CUPRA XII 2021 European Padel Championships in Marbella

Antonino Labate, director of strategy of the automotive company, and the president of the FIP, Luigi Carraro, were present at the signing of the renovation.

Undoubtedly a strategic alliance in which two major brands come together with a common objective in the development, expansion, and international consolidation of both institutions.