PADEL RETURNS TO ITS ORIGINS AS MEXICO NETS PREMIER PADEL MAJOR DEAL
Federación Mexicana de Padel and Premier Padel announce agreement to host the Mexico Premier Padel Major as part of multi-year deal
MONTERREY, LAUSANNE, MADRID, LONDON, DOHA, BUENOS AIRES – 11 APRIL 2022
Federación Mexicana de Padel (FEMEPA) and Premier Padel, the official global padel tour – governed by the International Padel Federation (FIP) and backed by the Professional Padel Association (PPA) – are proud to announce that Mexico will host a Premier Padel Major in a multi-year deal beginning this year.
The annual tournament, which will be known as the Mexico Premier Padel Major, is the first major tournament to be announced in North America under the new official Premier Padel tour, and will see Club Sonoma en Monterrey, México host the category one event as Premier Padel continues its rapid expansion.
The tournament will take place from 28th November to 4th December, offering 2000 ranking points to players and record prize money, in keeping with all “Majors” under the new Premier Padel tour.
This announcement is another historic moment for the official circuit that will see padel return ‘home’ to the location it was founded in 1969.
The deal demonstrates the vision FEMEPA has for padel in Mexico – a country that lives and breathes the sport – as well as Premier Padel’s determination to continue taking the sport to the most exciting and historic locations worldwide.
As announced earlier this year, Premier Padel will host at least ten (10) new tournaments in 2022 and 2023 – including four category one “Major” events – the first of which, the Ooredoo Qatar Major 2022 took place in Doha in March, while another of the category one tournaments, the Paris Premier Padel Major at Stade Roland Garros, will take place from 11th July to 17th July. Last week, details of the first category two tournament was also announced; the Argentina Premier Padel P1 will take place from the 8th to 14th August.
Luigi Carraro, President of the International Padel Federation, said: “We are immensely proud to take padel back to its roots in Mexico for our latest Major announcement. A mission of the Federation is to make the sport of padel truly global – and this announcement is testament to that. We can’t wait to be at the Mexico Premier Padel Major in November. I would also like to extend my thanks to Federación Mexicana de Padel for their support. This is another major moment for padel as our calendar for 2022 continues to take shape.”
Jorge Mañe Rendon, President of Federación Mexicana de Padel, said: “It´s a privileged for México to be part of padel history and it’s a real honour to host of one of the “Major” Premier Padel tournaments. We want to thank the International Padel Federation and Premier Padel for the trust they have placed in us, we are sure that Mexico will provide an unforgettable padel experience at the Mexico Premier Padel Major for this year and the many more to follow in the future.”
The ‘Mexico Premier Padel Major’ will be broadcast around the world on the likes of ESPN (South America, Central America, Mexico and Caribbean), Sky Sports (Italy, UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland), beIN SPORTS (MENA, South East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, France, Turkey),
Viaplay (Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and the Netherlands), Charlton TV (Israel) and many more.
Watch the Mexico Premier Padel Major announcement video here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWeYRZ2604A
Further details on the Mexico Premier Padel Major will be announced soon.
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