Thanks to the agreement, the Enel Group becomes a Global Sponsor of Sustainable Energy for the entire FIP TOUR circuit and confirms its presence as Main Sponsor of the most important stages.


Rome, September 10, 2021 – Create sustainable solutions to make the most important stages of the Padel championships in the world even more efficient: this is the objective of the partnership signed by Enel with the International Padel Federation (FIP).

 “The association with the International Padel Federation is a demonstration of the centrality of Enel for the most important sports organizations in the world,” said Roberto Deambrogio, Enel Communications Director, “Thanks to this agreement, we will provide the partners with sustainable solutions that will contribute to make the stages of the championships have zero impact, an added value that goes hand in hand with the spectacle of the athletes on the field. We are convinced that the combination of sport and sustainability is a winner and, therefore, will be increasingly committed to supporting initiatives like this “.


Luigi Carraro, President of the International Paddle Federation (FIP) said:

 ” It is a great pride to have ENEL by our side, a company that has always been involved in the environment and sports realms. The multinational will link its image to the Padel movement, becoming:

  •  Sustainable Electrification Partner of the International Padel Federation and FIP TOUR,
  • Official Sponsor of FIP Gold Milan and FIP Star Santiago de Chile,
  • Sustainable Electrification Partner of CUPRA FIP Finals and
  • Sustainable Electrification Partner of the WPT Master Final.

 For the FIP and for the Padel movement, “sustainability” is a driving factor that is guiding us, in all our events, towards a new development model. We firmly believe in sustainability as a core value and we work, day by day, to give content to this topic that is increasingly felt by the general public in all parts of the world. Padel tennis is an incredible platform to transmit and communicate certain concepts in line with the values ​​of the entire movement “.


We firmly believe in sustainability as a core value and we work, every day, to give substance to this theme that is increasingly felt by the general public in all parts of the world.

At the same time, Padel tennis is an incredible platform to transmit and communicate certain concepts in line with the values of the entire movement. We are at the beginning of an exciting journey that we want to do together with ENEL.

As part of the sponsorship, Enel X, the Enel Group’s global business line that offers services accelerating innovation and driving the energy transition, will be a strategic partner for the sustainability path of the FIP stages.

In particular, Enel X’s Sustainability and Circular Economy division will collaborate in the measurement of CO2 emissions from all FIP stages and in the implementation of solutions and best practices to reduce and offset the carbon footprint for holding events of zero impact.


About Enel

Enel is an energy multinational and one of the main integrated operators in the global energy and renewable markets, as well as one of the main gas operators in the retail market. It is the largest European electricity company by ordinary EBITDA, and it is present in more than 30 countries around the world, producing energy with about 89 GW of installed capacity. Enel distributes electricity through a network of more than 2.2 million kilometres and, with almost 75 million users, it is the 1st network operator in the world. The Group brings energy to around 70 million homes and businesses and has the largest global customer base. Enel’s renewable arm, Enel Green Power, is the world’s largest private renewable energy operator, with around 50 GW of wind, solar, geothermal, and hydroelectric plants installed in Europe, America, Africa, Asia and Oceania. Enel X, Enel’s advanced energy services global business line, is a world leader in response to demand, with a total capacity of approximately 7.4 GW managed worldwide; The company has installed 137 MW of storage capacity and, in the electric mobility sector, 232,000 recharging points for 2 electric vehicles around the world.



IPF celebrates its 30 anniversary


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Padel reaches a new achievement, a historical milestone for our sport:

Today Padel has made history.

Back in July 2019, after a meeting with Raffaele Pagnozzi (General Secretary of COE – European Olympic Committee), Luigi Carraro decided to submit, on behalf of the IPF, the application for having padel included in the official program of the upcoming European Games that will take place in Krakov, Poland in 2023.

After gathering more information about IPF and our events, including the attendance to the XI European Padel Championship in November 2019 in Rome, the European Olympic Committee was surprised by the enormous potential of our competitions and by the professionalism and growth of our Member Federations, who work hard for the development of our sport.

From that moment on, the IPF has been cooperating with them by exchanging correspondence, holding meetings, and updating them about our development. Two years later, the hard work done together with the Polish Padel Federation, has paid off with the most important news received to date by IPF: Padel will be an independent discipline in the next edition of the European Games.

The importance of this piece of news goes way beyond the sports arena, due to the institutional impact that all the European Federations will have and the relationship they will entertain with the corresponding national Olympic Committees: this all will bring more power and recognition than ever.

Luigi Carraro said: I would like to thank the European Olympic Committees for welcoming Padel into the sports programme of the European Games Kraków-Malopolska 2023.

This is a historical moment for the International Padel Federation, our member federations, our athletes and – I am sure – all Padel lovers: girls and boys, women and men who practice our sport with growing passion and enthusiasm. I am sure we will contribute to the success of the European Games and we look forward to be part of it.

You can read more about it in the European Olympic Committee statement here

New record of participation in a European Padel Championship

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Another milestone for our sport: in the next CUPRA XII European Padel Championship, 18 countries will join the National Teams modality in the city of Marbella.

For the first time, the official FIP championship will have to organize a qualifying round to complete the final stage with the 16 best teams.

Once the deadline to confirm the registration ended, 18 countries corroborated their presence in this edition. 12 national teams will directly enter the final stage and 6 of them will compete, divided into two groups, the remaining 4 places to be eligible for the title of European champion 2021.

Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Italy, Lithuania, Monaco, Norway, Poland, Russia, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland

Marbella, the city that saw the birth of Padel in Europe, will once again make history in our sport with the European event with the highest participation by national teams, although, the total number of flags represented will be even bigger with the registration in the Open by National Pairs of players representing emerging countries that very soon we will see compete with full teams.

We are waiting for you all, from June 28 to July 4 at the Marbella Fairgrounds.



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CUPRA and the International Padel Federation (FIP) extend their alliance

The body that regulates the international Padel, FIP and CUPRA, the automotive brand, will continue to collaborate and consolidate the project that began in 2019. The renewal between the two parties took place at a face-to-face event held at CUPRA’s headquarters in Barcelona.

Under the FIP Official Automotive category, CUPRA will continue to have important international assets with a presence in all tournaments and events such as the XV World Padel Championship in Doha, in addition, it will occupy the “Naming” of the most important circuits and tournaments:

  • CUPRA FIP TOUR with presence in 30 countries and 80 tournaments throughout the year
  • CUPRA FIP FINALS as the last event of the year
  • CUPRA XII 2021 European Padel Championships in Marbella

Antonino Labate, director of strategy of the automotive company, and the president of the FIP, Luigi Carraro, were present at the signing of the renovation.

Undoubtedly a strategic alliance in which two major brands come together with a common objective in the development, expansion, and international consolidation of both institutions.


Today, 28 April 2021, the General Assembly meeting of the International Padel Federation was held in Roma, at the prestigious venue of the “Honorary hall” of the Italian National Olympic Committee. The meeting started with the introductory welcome of Giovanni Malagò, President of the Italian National Olympic Committee.

Mr. Luigi Carraro was confirmed, unanimously, President of the IPF, for the following Olympic four-year term.

The members in attendance were also called to elect the Executive Board members and voted the following members:

  • Mr. Oscar Nicastro, from Argentina
  • Mr. Eduardo Langer, from Brazil
  • Mr.Ramón Morcillo, from Spain
  • Mr. Roberto Pellegrini, from Italy
  • Mr. Koji Nakatsuka, from Japan
  • Mr. José Luis García Frapolli, from Mexico

When called to vote on the applications for membership, the Assembly accepted the candidatures received from the following countries, who were welcomed into the family of IPF:

  • Bulgary
  • South Korea
  • Ecuador
  • Georgia
  • Malta
  • Qatar
  • Turkey
  • Ukrania

The IPF points that all the votes in the order of the day, including one with 4/5 votes needed, did not have any vote against, being approved 100% of all the topics of the Assembly, including, as well, the ones that required 4/5 and 2/3 of the votes.

The Assembly had a record in the quorum, the IPF congratulates the country members for their efforts and dedication.