THE FIP KEEPS IMPROVING AND STRENGTHENING THE FIP TOUR COMPETITION OFFER

THE OFFICIAL TOUR ANNOUNCES A NEW TOURNAMENT CATEGORY

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The International Padel competitive framework increases with a new tournament category of the CUPRA FIP TOUR. The International Padel Federation (FIP) establishes 1 new category with the purpose of homogenizing the different tournament of the FIP Tour, a circuit meant as launch pad for all players aiming to compete in profession Padel. Moreover, this will ensure a more consistent balance among tournaments awarding point for the world ranking.

The FIP PLATINUM will henceforth be the new maximum category for the CUPRA FIP TOUR, whilst keeping the same competition format as the rest of the Tournament organised by the International Federation. Namely, 32 pairings in the main draw with a maximum of 32 pairing competing – without any ranking restriction – in a qualification stage.

The new tournaments will award 200 FIP points to the winner and a minimum prize money of 60.000€ in both male and female categories.

The category details and the confirmed tournaments for the ongoing season will be disclosed shortly.

The Member Federations willing to organise the new tournament category for the second half of this year or for the 2023 season are already entitled to apply, notwithstanding the existing organizational requirements demanded by the FIP to ensure a proper event delivery.

TELEVISIÓN ESPAÑOLA TO BROADCAST PREMIER PADEL IN SPAIN AS THE BROADCASTER SIGNS DEAL FOR THE 2022 SEASON

TVE announcement comes ahead of the madrid premier padEl p1 at the wizink center and the upcoming GREENWEEZ Paris Premier Padel Major taking place at the iconic Stade Roland-Garros from July 11TH

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ROME, LONDON, DOHA, MADRID – 6 JULY 2022 – Televisión Española (TVE), the leading Spanish public service broadcaster, has committed to Premier Padel agreeing a major deal to showcase padel’s leading tour in Spain non-exclusively for the 2022 season.

TVE will begin its Premier Padel coverage with July’s Greenweez Paris Premier Padel Major taking place at the iconic Stade Roland-Garros. The tournament gets underway on July 11th, concluding on the 17th. The deal also includes rights to the inaugural P1 event, the Madrid Premier Padel P1 taking place at the WiZink Center from August 1st to 6th.

TVE will broadcast all ‘Majors’ and ‘P1’ events from the 2022 Premier Padel calendar, with select matches to be broadcast on the network’s linear channel Teledeporte and in RTVE Play, the broadcaster’s digital platform. Coverage will continue to be transmitted for free on YouTube in Spain. The overall exposure and audiences that Premier Padel will achieve in Spain thanks to the deal with TVE will be unparalleled.

This news further highlights the growing global popularity of the sport since the launch of Premier Padel, the official global padel tour – governed by the International Padel Federation (FIP) and backed by the Professional Padel Association (PPA) and Qatar Sports Investments (QSI).

May’s Italy Premier Padel Major had the most extensive reach of any event in padel’s history after the tournament was broadcast in 167 territories globally, surpassing the 156 regions that showed the inaugural event, the Ooredoo Qatar Major 2022 in March, further highlighting the fact that Premier Padel once again is proving popular with the world’s leading media outlets.

Luigi Carraro, President of the International Padel Federation said: “We are delighted to bring Televisión Española to the Premier Padel family for the 2022 season. TVE has a reach and exposure in the country like no other broadcaster, which means millions of fans will have the opportunity to be inspired by our players and enjoy our tournaments, all starting with the Greenweez Paris Premier Padel Major from the iconic Stade Roland-Garros from July 11th. The International Padel Federation is constantly looking at ways to bring bigger and broader audiences to padel all around the world with a focus on inclusivity and accessibility – and this deal with TVE in Spain is testament to that.”

Premier Padel will host at least ten (10) new tournaments in 2022 – including four category one “Major” events. The first major – the Ooredoo Qatar Major 2022 – took place in Doha in March, with the Italy Premier Padel Major concluding in historic Foro Italico in May. The other category one tournaments are the Greenweez 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 Madrid Premier Padel P1 taking place from August 1st to 6th will be the inaugural category two tournament, followed very quickly by the Argentina Premier Padel P1 which takes place from 8th to 14th August.

More announcements on additional tournaments and broadcast details to follow very soon.

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About Premier Padel

Premier Padel is the official professional padel tour governed by the International Padel Federation (FIP) and backed by the Professional Padel Association (PPA). Launched in February 2022, Premier Padel will stage at least 10 tournaments globally in 2022 and 2023, including four “Majors” in Doha (March), Rome (May), Paris (July) and Mexico (December) this year. From 2024, Premier Padel will host at least 30 tournaments annually as the tour continues to grow the sport in new territories and in every dimension. As a global brand, Premier Padel also captures the dynamic essence and exciting spirit of padel, with the sport embarking on an exciting new dawn on a global scale driven by the new tour.

 

PREMIER PADEL

COMPLETE BROADCASTER LIST BY TERRITORIES

ESPN Costa Rica, Domican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela. Anguilla, Antigua, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Barbuda, Bermuda, Bonaire, British Virgin Isles, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Falkland Islands, French Guyana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Martin, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos.
VIAPLAY Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania, Sweden, Norway, Denmark,Iceland, Finland, Netherlands, Poland
beIN MENA (Algeria, Bahrain, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, UAE, Yemen), USA, Canada, Thailand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Brunei, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Turkey
CANAL+ France (including DROM POM COM: Guadeloupe, French Guyana, Martinique, Reunion, Mayotte, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre et Miquelon, French Southern and Antarctic lands, and Wallis et Futuna), Andorra, Monaco, Switzerland*, Haiti, Sub-Saharan Africa (Angola, Burundi, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Senegal, Seychelles, Socotra, Sudan, South Sudan, Eswatini, St. Helena and Ascension, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zanzibar, and Zimbabwe),  Czech Republic*, Slovakia*, Belgium, Netherlands, Romania, Hungary, Vietnam, Myanmar and Poland.

*Switzerland, Czech Republic, Slovakia: Canal+ rights start on January 1st, 2024.

Guadeloupe, French Guyana, Martinique, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Martin and Haiti will be shared non-exclusively with ESPN in the territories.

CHARLTON Israel
SUPERSPORT Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo (Republic of), Cote d’lvoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia (including Somaliland), South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe and the following islands: Cape Verde, Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Reunion, Socotra, St. Helena and Ascension and Seychelle.
SKY Italy, San Marino, Vatican City , Germany, Austria, & Switzerland, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, South Tyrol, UK & Ireland
TVE Spain
COSMOTE Greece
ARENA Czech Republic, Slovakia
YOUTUBE All other territories

CANAL+ TO BROADCAST PREMIER PADEL TO MORE THAN 60 GLOBAL TERRITORIES AS ANOTHER HEAVYWEIGHT BROADCASTER COMES ON-BOARD TO BROADCAST THE POPULAR GLOBAL PADEL TOUR

The announcement comes just weeks ahead of the GREENWEEZ Paris Premier Padel Major taking place at the iconic Stade Roland-Garros from July 11TH

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ROME, LONDON, DOHA, PARIS – 5 JULY 2022 – CANAL+ has become the latest broadcaster to commit to Premier Padel after the Vivendi owned broadcaster agreed a deal to showcase padel’s leading Tour to more than 60 global territories including France.

CANAL+ has agreed a multi-year deal and will begin its Premier Padel coverage with July’s Greenweez Paris Premier Padel Major taking place at the iconic Stade Roland-Garros. The tournament gets underway on July 11th, concluding on the 17th.

This news further highlights the growing global popularity of the sport since the launch of Premier Padel, the official global padel tour – governed by the International Padel Federation (FIP) and backed by the Professional Padel Association (PPA) and Qatar Sports Investments (QSI).

May’s Italy Premier Padel Major had the biggest reach of any event in padel’s history after the tournament was broadcast in 167 territories globally, surpassing the 156 regions that showed the inaugural event, the Ooredoo Qatar Major 2022 in March, further highlighting the fact that Premier Padel once again is proving popular with the world’s leading media outlets.

Luigi Carraro, President of the International Padel Federation said: “We are delighted to add CANAL+ to our world-class portfolio of international broadcasters. The response to Premier Padel has been breath-taking and we look forward to padel fans at the venue and fans watching on from all over the world enjoying the upcoming Greenweez Paris Premier Padel Major at Stade Roland-Garros. One of the most historic venues in the world will welcome the fastest growing sport in the world, it’s one not to be missed.”

Thomas Sénécal, CANAL+ Director of Sports said: “CANAL+ has always been a great supporter of emerging sports. Offering Premier Padel to all our subscribers worldwide is a perfect example of this. We’ll provide complete coverage, enhanced by the knowledge of our experts. Launching our Premier Padel coverage with the Major in France at the prestigious setting of Roland-Garros? We couldn’t dream of anything better! We look forward to seeing you in 10 days. Padel is becoming more and more popular, and we are very proud to be one of the leading broadcasters showcasing the sport globally in our territories and in France until 2026. CANAL+ is indeed the home of padel!”

Premier Padel will host at least ten (10) new tournaments in 2022 – including four category one “Major” events. The first major – the Ooredoo Qatar Major 2022 – took place in Doha in March, with the Italy Premier Padel Major concluding in historic Foro Italico last month. The other category one tournaments are the Greenweez 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 Madrid Premier Padel P1 taking place from August 1st to 6th will be the inaugural category two tournament, followed very quickly by the Argentina Premier Padel P1 which takes place from 8th to 14th August.

More announcements on additional tournaments and broadcast details to follow very soon.

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Premier Padel media enquiries

For more information please email info@premierpadel.com

 

About Premier Padel

Premier Padel is the official professional padel tour governed by the International Padel Federation (FIP) and backed by the Professional Padel Association (PPA). Launched in February 2022, Premier Padel will stage at least 10 tournaments globally in 2022 and 2023, including four “Majors” in Doha (March), Rome (May), Paris (July) and Mexico (December) this year. From 2024, Premier Padel will host at least 30 tournaments annually as the tour continues to grow the sport in new territories and in every dimension. As a global brand, Premier Padel also captures the dynamic essence and exciting spirit of padel, with the sport embarking on an exciting new dawn on a global scale driven by the new tour.

 

PREMIER PADEL

COMPLETE BROADCASTER LIST BY TERRITORIES

ESPN Costa Rica, Domican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela. Anguilla, Antigua, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Barbuda, Bermuda, Bonaire, British Virgin Isles, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Falkland Islands, French Guyana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Martin, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos.
VIAPLAY Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania, Sweden, Norway, Denmark,Iceland, Finland, Netherlands, Poland
beIN MENA (Algeria, Bahrain, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, UAE, Yemen), USA, Canada, Thailand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Brunei, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Turkey
CANAL+ France (including DROM POM COM: Guadeloupe, French Guyana, Martinique, Reunion, Mayotte, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre et Miquelon, French Southern and Antarctic lands, and Wallis et Futuna), Andorra, Monaco, Switzerland*, Haiti, Sub-Saharan Africa (Angola, Burundi, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Senegal, Seychelles, Socotra, Sudan, South Sudan, Eswatini, St. Helena and Ascension, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zanzibar, and Zimbabwe),  Czech Republic*, Slovakia*, Belgium, Netherlands, Romania, Hungary, Vietnam, Myanmar and Poland.

*Switzerland, Czech Republic, Slovakia: Canal+ rights start on January 1st, 2024.

Guadeloupe, French Guyana, Martinique, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Martin and Haiti will be shared non-exclusively with ESPN in the territories.

CHARLTON Israel
SUPERSPORT Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo (Republic of), Cote d’lvoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia (including Somaliland), South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe and the following islands: Cape Verde, Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Reunion, Socotra, St. Helena and Ascension and Seychelle.
SKY Italy, San Marino, Vatican City , Germany, Austria, & Switzerland, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, South Tyrol, UK & Ireland
COSMOTE Greece
ARENA Czech Republic, Slovakia
YOUTUBE All other territories

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.

 

Premier Padel media enquiries

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NEW PADEL RECORD

Official Statement IPF – ITF

In relation to the International Tennis Federation’s aim to interfere with the governance of padel, the International Padel Federation informs that the following deliberation has been taken unanimously by the FIP affiliated members during the General Assembly of FIP of 29 April 2022:

  • Reiterate their full support for and confidence in the FIP as the sole international governing body of padel;
  • Reject any division and conflict among sports institutions, as well as any interference of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) with padel matters;
  • Endorse the respectful and friendly cooperation between ITF and FIP, as separate and independent governing bodies;
  • Instruct the Executive Board to do anything needed to achieve the objectives above.