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From International Padel Federation (FIP) we welcome the new directive of the French Tennis Federation (FFT) headed by its new president: Gilles Moretton.

Last week they started their work with Padel, showing to the FIP its interest in the growth of this discipline. The meeting between both institutions was held in Paris, between Luigi Carraro, the new president Gilles Moretton, Pierre Doumayrou (Secretary-General), Arnaud Clement, (Vice-President of Competition), and the development manager of Padel Arnaud Di Pasquale, former tennis player, Olympic medalist and passionate about our sport for more than 15 years. The topics discussed were focused on the plans of the Gallic country on the development of Padel nationally and internationally.

The key points of the meeting were:

  • Padel’s unique license.
  • Support and enhanced support to the Padel clubs
  • Boost teaching in the country with a new training course for coaches
  • Include more FIP international tournaments integrated into your circuits
  • Working to host the FIP’s most important International Championships

Without a doubt, having such a great federation working for Padel will make us much stronger and help our sport develop even faster and more professionally in the world.

Marbella will host the XII European Padel Championship


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The International Padel Federation (FIP) has assigned the organization of the XII European Padel Championship to the Andalusian Padel Federation (FAP). The Board of Directors of the FIP has chosen the candidature presented by the territorial federation that locates the celebration of the competition in Marbella.


In this way, from June 28 to July 4, the best players of the continent will participate in this competition that will have representation in the final phase of 16 nations.


“We are very excited about the return of the European Padel Championships to Spain and, specifically, to Marbella, the city where our sport took its first steps on the continent,” explained the president of the FIP, Luigi Carraro.


The proposal presented by the Andalusian Federation has the full backing of the Spanish Padel Federation (FEP) and has strong institutional support, with the involvement of the Marbella Town Hall, the Provincial Council of Malaga, and the Andalusian Government.


The twelfth edition of the European Championship will be held in the form of Open National Pairs and National Teams, both male and female, and it will be not only the official European title awarded by the FIP, it will also be the qualification for the XV World Padel Championship which will be held in Qatar from 15 to 20 November.


The Italian men’s national team and the French women’s national team will defend the title they won in the 2019 edition held in Rome.


“This European Championship is going to be a splendid showcase to exhibit the outstanding development that Padel is having on the continent,” said the International Padel Federation leader, “and, moreover, it will be the great prelude to the XV World Padel Championships that will be held in Qatar few months later.”


This designation by the FIP represents the return of the European Padel Championship, after 14 years, to Spain. The last edition held in Spanish territory was in 2007, with the European Championship held in Seville


New junior padel tour; FIP PROMISES

The great development that European countries are experiencing and the love and passion for Padel that the youth are already preaching in the old continent is a reality. So the first international junior Padel circuit has born, the FIP PROMISES Europe.

The FIP PROMISES will be played in Europe for its first edition, and it will have a minimum of four qualifying events for a Final Tournament at an international level called FIP FINALS Promises.

The competition format will be Open by pairs, always with the same nationality and same federative license issued by any European member association.

The categories, both female and male, will be the official categories of the World Championships; U14, U16, and U18. Although the organizers may include U12 draws to promote those categories if they wish to.

In the FIP FINALS Promises, all the champion and runners-up pairs of the national championships of each FIP member of the country will qualify directly to the final draw, as long as the championship has a participation of more than 9 national pairs.

But it will not be the only way to qualify, each semifinalist pair of the different tournaments of this Promises circuit will also have direct access to the FIP FINALS PROMISES.

The rest of the draw will be completed by ranking obtained during the FIP PROMISES Europe.

This Junior Circuit aims at the creation of an international ranking that can be comparable with the one that emerges from the official FIP Pan American Junior Tournaments, as well as future junior tournaments in Asia and Oceania and, of course, with the Junior World Championship in odd years.

The dates planned for the first events will try to coincide with the summer period in the continent to allow families to travel, and each host country should provide discounts on hotels and lunches.

MEJORSET, Official Court of the International Padel Federation

Mejorset, a Spanish manufacturer of Padel courts, new Official Supplier of the International Padel Federation (IPF).

In an agreement reached last December 2020, the company based in Alicante (Spain) and the International Padel Federation, join forces.

Mejorset products will be used in the tournaments of the International Padel Federation and Mejorset courts will bear the seal of the FIP, as a guarantee of quality and suitability for the professional practice of Padel.

In this way, the biggest event of the International Padel in 2021 will have the official court, the XV World Padel Championship will be played in 8 courts that MEJORSET will install.

Since its creation in 2002, Mejorset claims to have “positioned itself as the leading Spanish manufacturer of Padel courts, with a comprehensive service that includes the design, construction, and maintenance of the facilities”. Its clients include sports clubs, city councils, hotels, campsites, neighborhood communities, and individuals.

MEJORSET currently has customers in 20 countries and 80% of the company’s sales are made to foreign markets


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Candidatures IPF 2021

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The International Padel Federation informs you of the NOMINATIONS SUBMITTED for the positions of President and the Board of Directors members to be voted on April 28, 2021


Position of PRESIDENT:


Luigi Carraro:

Nominated by the following members:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Spain
  • United States
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Paraguay
  • United Kingdom
  • Uruguay


Alfredo Garbisu:

Nominated by the following members:

  • Germany,
  • Sweden.



Positions of BOARD OF DIRECTORS member:


  • Oscar Nicastro – Argentina (Nominated by APA)
  • Eduardo Langer – Brazil (Nominated by CoBraPa)
  • Ole Egholm – Denmark (Nominated by DPF)
  • Ramón Morcillo – Spain (Nominated by FEP)
  • Sergio Ortíz – United States (Nominated by USPA)
  • Roberto Pellegrini – Italy (Nominated by FIT)
  • Koji Nakatsuka – Japan (Nominated by JPA)
  • José Luis García Frapolli – Mexico (Nominated by FeMePa)
  • Jorge Ramírez Vidal – Paraguay (Nominated by FeParPa)
  • Christopher Chavane – Senegal (Nominated by APS)


In compliance with the provisions of our Statutes, the following nominations are VALID and accepted:



  • Luigi Carraro
  • Alfredo Garbisu



  • Oscar Nicastro – Argentina
  • Eduardo Langer – Brazil
  • Ramón Morcillo – Spain
  • Sergio Ortíz – United States
  • Roberto Pellegrini – Italy
  • Koji Nakatsuka – Japan
  • José Luis García Frapolli – Mexico
  • Jorge Ramírez Vidal – Paraguay


Please consider that the nominations for the position of President submitted by Australia and Japan do not comply with article 18.2 of our Statutes and thus cannot be considered, as the national teams of the abovementioned federations have not participated in at least four World Championships.


On the other hand, the nomination of Mr. Chavene as Board member submitted by Senegal cannot be accepted, as the federation of Senegal joined the IPF on 1 January 2019 and does not meet the requirement of three years of membership under article 17.3.(i).b of our Statutes. Furthermore, the nomination of Mr. Egholm as Board member submitted by Denmark cannot be accepted, as the federation of Denmark has not participated in at least four absolute World Championships (as per art. 17.3.(i) of the Statutes).