SPAIN TAKES CENTER STAGE AS LANDMARK DEAL FOR MADRID TO HOST PREMIER PADEL P1 TOURNAMENT IN AUGUST

The Madrid Premier Padel P1 will take place at the WiZink CenteR from August 1st to 6th and becomes the first P1 event to be announced in Europe

 

ROME, LAUSANNE, MADRID, LONDON, DOHA – 20 JUNE 2022 – Premier Padel, the official global padel tour, governed by International Padel Federation (FIP) and backed by the Professional Padel Association (PPA) and Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) is delighted to announce the first ‘P1’ tournament to be staged in Europe in the spiritual home of padel: Spain.

The Madrid Premier Padel P1 will take place from August 1st to 6th at the WiZink Center as the rapidly growing tour comes to the biggest padel market in the world. The annual tournament will be hosted in Madrid under a multi-year deal.

The Qualifiers will take place on 30th and 31st July, with the main draw starting at their conclusion. The Madrid Premier Padel P1 becomes the second P1, category two tournament to be announced after the Argentina Premier Padel P1 was unveiled earlier this year.

Premier Padel is the only tour to offer official ranking points to players and P1 tournaments will earn the winners 1000 points, together with record prize money, in keeping with all P1 events.

Watch the Madrid Premier Padel P1 announcement video.

Not too many countries can match the passion for padel that Spain has. The country has almost 6 million padel participants, more than 14,000 padel courts and over 1,000 officially registered padel clubs situated across the length and breadth of Spain. The Madrid Premier Padel P1 is sure to be one of the biggest sporting events on the Spanish calendar.

Premier Padel will host at least ten (10) new tournaments in 2022 – including four category one “Major” events. The first major – the Ooredoo Qatar Premier Padel Major – took place in Doha in March. The second, the Italy Premier Padel Major at the Foro Italico concluded a fortnight ago. The other category one tournaments are the Paris Premier Padel Major at Stade Roland-Garros taking place from 11th July to 17th July, and the Mexico Premier Padel Major at the Club Sonoma en Monterrey, México from 28th November to 4th December. The Argentina Premier Padel P1 takes place from 8th to 14th August. More tournaments will be announced very, very soon.

 

Luigi Carraro, President of the International Padel Federation, said: “We are very proud to bring Premier Padel to Spain – the spiritual home of padel. The love and passion the country has for padel is for all to see. We know Spanish padel fans will support the P1 tournament in their numbers. Only a fortnight ago we attracted record crowds at the Foro Italico in Rome, and I’m sure we will also create a special atmosphere at the WiZink Center  in August.”

The Board of Directors of the Professional Padel Association (PPA) said: “This deal starts an amazing new chapter for padel in our sport’s most popular country. The PPA is delighted at the future that is being built for the sport under the Premier Padel tour, with the players at the forefront of everything that is done. The PPA massively looks forward to the first P1 event in Europe and we are sure the WiZink Center in Madrid will be a worthy venue for the occasion. This event will be spectacular for the players, fans and all padel lovers.”

The ‘Madrid Premier Padel P1’ 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), SuperSport (Sub-Saharan Africa), Charlton TV (Israel), Arena (Czech & Slovak), Cosmote (Greece) and many more to be announced in due course.

Further details on the tournament will be announced soon.

 

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