Tools to develop Padel in clubs of emerging countries

A new episode of the FIP online training cycle. In this new talk, the guests at the round table gave us the right tools for the development of Padel clubs in emerging countries.

The talk began with a brief introduction of what a club looks like, its characteristics, and keys to keep in mind when starting a club project.

We invite you to watch the full video and follow the guides of our guests, whom we thank for their participation and we hope to have them soon sharing their knowledge:

Guests: 

Ariant Moya

  • Director Fit Point Padel, 14 years of experience in club management

Pablo Crosetti

  • Manager of the Padel Indoor Mataró Academy, 12 years in management and development of clubs and Padel Academies

Santiago Prieto

  • 5 years Director of the Ukomba sports club, Equatorial Guinea

Rafael Romero

  • Director Lomas sporting Club in Mexico City and collaborator of FEMEPA

FIP’s Round table talks, Preparation of a National Team for a Padel World Championship.

We continue adding episodes to our YouTube channel with a new round table talk, for this 3rd video, we have an extraordinary team with a lot of experience. This time they will explain to us the Preparation of a National Team for a Padel World Championship.

 

We want to thank the collaboration of these invited experts and we hope to see them soon in the FIP’s coaching talks.

 

 

Patrick Fouquet:

– As a player:

Two Europeans and four World Championships

– As a Coach:

Four World Cups for Minors

Five Europeans

Three World Cups for the women’s team.

– 1 TITLE 2019 EUROPEAN CHAMPION Women’s team.

 

Beto Ferreira:

– National team player from 1993 to 2000

– Women’s Coach in 2000

– Junior’s Coach from 2000 to 2003

– Men’s Coach from 2000 to 2010 and from 2014 to 2018

 

Diego Miller:

Seven Junior World Championships, six Padel World Championship, an Open World Championship for national pairs, Pan American Games.

– As a Player:

2008, Canada: 5th place in the world for Teams

– As a Coach:

2010, Mexico: Coach of the men’s team (coach of the pre-selection and final team) 6th by teams.

2012, Mexico: Coach of the men’s team (coach of the preselection and of the final team) 4th by teams.

2014, Spain: Coach of the men’s team (coach of the preselection and final team), 8th team.

 

Jon García Ariño:

– As a Coach:

Former U-18 National Coach from June 2005 to January 2019 by the Spanish Paddle Federation

Ex-Absolute Male National Coach for the Spanish Paddle Federation

Fourteen times World Champion as Coach for Spain

– As a Player:

Participation in World Cups – Toulouse 2000 and México D.F. 2002

 

Nito Brea:

– Captain of the female team

2002 – Champion – World Cup Mexico.

2010 – Runner-up

2012 – Champion – Cancun World Cup, Mexico.

2013 – Runner-up with the women’s youth team- Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2014 – Runner-up – Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

2015 – South American Champion – Bento Goncálvez, Brazil.

2016 – Runner-up – Cascais, Portugal.

2017 – South American Champion – Santiago de Chile.

2018 – Runner-up – Asunción, Paraguay.

Development kids Padel and search of new talents

The second round table talk, scheduled on Wednesday, May 6 at 5 pm (Gmt + 2) will be will complete the previous episode: Junior’s competitive structures and training systems.

This new online course will try to give ideas of how the sport should be developed and especially the junior’s category and the search for new players who may be the future national stars.

new tools will be given to activate this category and see results in a short time. Helping coaches, clubs, and federations to develop more players and have new practitioners coming.

It will undoubtedly be a talk with a lot of information in which well-known guests with a lot of experience will participate.

Pablo Crosetti, Nito Brea, Gonzalo Gutierrez, Marcelo Capitani will be in charge of giving you the best solutions.

We hope you like it.

New IPF’s activity: Roundtable talks

On May 2, the International Padel Federation launched a new online activity through Youtube open for everyone with the collaboration of all its Associated Members. This new activity consists of roundtables talks for coaches, club managers, and Directors of Federations worldwide.

The topic discussed for this first roundtable was: Work and Development of junior’s competitive structures.

In all sport’s technical courses, the main topics to discuss are the different technical-tactical, physical and psychological aspects, which are basic tools for scheduling different training sessions. However, we can still develop further in the formation of competitive structures that are that final reference that is so necessary for coaches, parents/tutors, and, without a doubt, our junior players.

In this training session talk, the International Padel Federation wants to inform, providing the national technical directors with the necessary knowledge to help outline the best competitive structure for their activity.

We would like to thank, for participating:

Diego Miller, Jon Garcia Ariño, Javier Sanchez, Ari Moya and Asier Gago.

Here is the full first session, hope you like it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoG_A7JJk1Q

New kind of “Handshake”

Each day we have more information about the new directives coming from the different governments to return to the Padel courts. That means that we are closer to the edge and we can play again soon.

As is normal, over a long period of time, we will have to acquire new habits to avoid contagion and preserve the health of the community.

The International Padel Federation shows you a new way to “handshake” once the match is over. Always respecting the social distance and not getting any physical contact.

At the end of the match, point your racquet towards the other players’ racquet and thank them for the game.

Following those recommendations, we will be back to normal sooner.

New kind of “Handshake”

Each day we have more information about the new directives coming from the different governments to return to the Padel courts. That means that we are closer to the edge and we can play again soon.

As is normal, over a long period of time, we will have to acquire new habits to avoid contagion and preserve the health of the community.

The International Padel Federation shows you a new way to “handshake” once the match is over. Always respecting the social distance and not getting any physical contact.

At the end of the match, point your racquet towards the other players’ racquet and thank them for the game.

Following those recommendations, we will be back to normal sooner.

IPF’s Protection Protocol statement

The International Padel Federation, after receiving several questions about the Protocol Protection made by IPF’s advisors and that is now spreading through various media, desires to clarify the following:

  1. The IPF instructed the elaboration of this Protocol with the only will of cooperating, when possible, with the different National Pádel Federations of the world and with their affiliated clubs.
  2. This Protocol is only addressed to the National Federations, in cases, they feel comfortable using it, obviously, they must adapt it to their own circumstances. For this reason, it was not posted on any official IPF’s channels.
  3. Once it was publicly leaked, the International Padel Federation, to avoid confusion, attaches in this statement, the text sent to the Associated Members, with the sole purpose of the correct understanding of this Protocol made by IPF, clearing any doubts it might cause.

 

Download: Email IPF Protocol

 

In conclusion, the IPF would like to inform that we are proud of the work done in this regard. We have received positive feedback from many National Federation since most of them find it a very helpful instrument in their dialogues with the National Health Institutions to return to sports activity as soon as possible.

 

The IPF is sure that by following all the recommendations exhorted by the competent Organisms of the world, we will overcome these difficult moments, we will be back to activity and return to enjoying the healthy practice of Padel with renewed strength.

“The Padel at home” with Luigi Carraro

Today we would like to share with you the last interview of “El Padel desde Casa” (the Padel at home), where the president of the International Padel Federation, Luigi Carraro, has participated. This program has been broadcasting several interviews over the past 40 days bringing Padel updates closer to our homes. Thanks to Carles Prat for this great initiative.

In the interview there were some interesting topics such as the international situation of Padel, the relationship with the International Olympic Committee and the importance of GAISF, also some initiatives that the institution works on and that will be launched as soon as we return to normal life.

Here’s the link with the whole interview, enjoy it:

 

FIP Rise Merida, first mexican stage

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This month the Cupra FIP Tour arrived at the Mexican land. From March 9 to 12 Merida held the first FIP RISE of its calendar.

The tournament was the kick-off of the international events in the Mexican circuit. A circuit that has 5 IPF tournaments all around the country.

The Mérida tournament was also a unique opportunity for local players, as the first classified would have the opportunity to join the World Padel Tour Exhibition. On Wednesday, March 11 at 5:00 p.m., the open ceremony of the FIP RISE MERIDA tournament was held, where the President of the Femepa Jorge Mañe Rendón, WPT players, Diego de la Torre, president of the organizing committee of the World Padel Tour, the General Director of the IDEY Carlos Saenz, the President of the Southeast Padel Association Andrés Arrigunaga, among others. Giving the “initial Padel strike” the number 1 of the world ranking, Paquito Navarro and the president of the IDEY Carlos Saenz.

 

 

In terms of the competition, it should be noted the great reception that the event had and the level of local players in both the men’s and women’s categories, being a country that by level can end the year among the 8 best nations in the world.

Back to the tournament, the winners of men’s category were the Hispanic-Argentine couple formed by Francisco Gil Morales, a player who is getting used to reaching finals in IPF tournaments, (runner-up FIP Star Burriana) and teammate Pablo Suarez Ferazzi against the Argentine duo Matias Gutierrez and Oscar Matias Alamda for a tight result 6/3 4/6 6/4.

The feminine category was marked by the dominance of local pairs, beating players of different nationalities along the way, such as Argentina, Italy or the United States. Congratulations to the winners of the first FIP ​​RISE in the Yucatan peninsula: Ana María Cabrejas Ruiz and Ana Paula de la Peña Rosas defeating 2/6 6/3 the also Mexican Fabiola Talayero Pérez and Camila Ramme Coella (Junior world champion in national pairs competition 2019).

 

The sad news came with the cancellation of the World Padel Tour event for prevention in front of COVID-19 pandemic. The tournaments in Mexico are temporarily suspended, as well as all those stages of the CUPRA FIP TOUR circuit until the situation improves.

From the International Federation, we want to embrace to all the federations, coaches, players, clubs, referees, brands and a significant number of people who make up our community.

The competitions will return, we are sure of that, and together we can get out of this difficult moment that humanity is going through and enjoy our beloved sport again.

Ranking updates paused because COVID-19

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The difficult situation the world is passing through facing the pandemic caused by COVID-19 forces us to take measures while waiting for the evolution of the virus.

Now it is difficult to calculate when the duration of the directives that the national governments of the respective countries where the different stages of the international tournaments are carried out come to an end.

For this reason, the International Padel Federation, together with the World Padel Tour, has decided that on March 30 the update of the ranking will be paused until the competition can get back to normal again.

We hope for the good of the planet the speedy return to normality. Only if we are all together we can overcome this difficult moment.

We wish that all institutions, players, coaches, clubs, brands and everyone related to our beloved sport can return to the courts as soon as possible and that we all remain healthy.