Welcome to Estonia, our member #34

Almost all countries with costs to the Baltic See have a National Padel Association affiliated to the International Padel Federation!


The Grand Opening, held Saturday September 2nd, of Rocca Al Mare Padel Center, also to present the Eestii Padeli Liit (Estonian Padel Association) to the FIP President Daniel Patti invited to comes to Tallinn, and the decision of the Board of Directors of the International Padel Federation accepting the candidacy, close a very important week of our sport, that has to be remembered in the future as probably the most productive week in the history.

The Estonian Padel Association arrives to our family after short time but characterised by very efficient carried out work, with association constitution and registry in May, first meeting with the FIP in June, presentation of preliminary documentation in August, and final and complete presentation in the first days of September.

We were always informed about the process, since a group of sportive Estonian people decide to bring the sport to their country, contacting friends of Finland and Spain, about the documentation process, the decision to build a reliable padel center, to keep contact with a well known and established group of teachers to launch the first Padel Academy, and to promote the sport in a full integrated area of Tallinn, with tennis, fitness, swimming-pool, but also ice-stadium and multipurpose arena, mainly used for basket and volleyball.

It was created the right atmosphere for the grand opening, with Mexican “mariachis” in honour to the country where our sport was invented, with an exhibition where all players could communicate with the public through small microphones and audio loudspeakers, with the availability of people ready to gives advises and the first orientation to our sport. The Open Day organised on Sunday also contribute to gives the opportunity to people of any age to have their first contact with the padel rackets.

To the President Armin Kõomägi, the Vice-President Laur Kivistik, to the General Secretary Siim Tuus, and to the Club Manager Keit Sikk, goes our best wishes of success.

Estonia, Lithuania, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Poland and Germany are ready … we will be waiting for Latvia !



New FIP Technical Rules World Juniors Championships

New FIP Technical Rules World Juniors Championships

It is published the new Technical Rules, recently approved by the Board of Directors.
The evidenced text in yellow colour corresponds to the changes related to the text of the previous Technical Rules.

Member 33! Welcome Denmark!



Yesterday was a day to be noted in bold letters in the World Padel Agenda.

Yesterday, during their weekly meeting, the Board of Directors of the International Padel Federation accepted the candidacy of the Dansk Padel Forbund (Danish Padel Association).

We have to inform that the Danish Padel Association was established in July 2009, by Linda Johannsen, Flemming Lauenborg, Torben Larsen and Helle Pedersen who were the pioneers, and who first contacted the FIP offices.

Recently, the Danish Padel Federation make an Extraordinary General Meeting and it was changed the Board, today composed by Alvaro Maldonado (President), Paulina Andreasson (Vice-President), Ainoa Richer Jørgensen (Secretary) and Maria Louise Streif Garrouj (Treasure). We gives to all of them our warm welcome.

We acknowledge there are various clubs in Denmark waiting for this decision, in order to be able to includes the players in the official FIP tournaments and championships and to have Danish players in the official FIP ranking, organise official courses with the FIP Educational School, bring some official FIP Tournament to Denmark, and look forward to have an organised structure controlling Padel in the country, including all Padel clubs already established, and to start with cooperation projects with the Scandinavian colleagues of Sweden, Finland and Norway.

We are very happy to have a new Member, and we are already 33 !

The DPA headquarters are now located in Odense, in the middle of the country, and it will be the Federation centre from where Padel will be managed in all Denmark.

The Associate Member n.32 has arrived! Welcome Norway!


 The Board of Directors of the International Padel Federation accepted yesterday, during their weekly meeting, the candidacy of the Norges Tennisforbund (Norwegian Tennis Federation), who will takes care about Padel in the Scandinavian country.

We are very happy to have a new Member, mainly due to the demonstrated interest, the fair behaviour toward our Federation as sole World Government body, and because the project presented to the Board it is really important for the padel development in this region.

We all welcome Mr. Gisle Jentoft (President), Alexander Kjær (Secretary) and Lie Sverre (Responsible for Padel) to our family and we look forward to have a fair and fruitful collaboration.

Fornebu Padel is ready, managed by Christian Ruud, and it will be the federation centre from where Padel will be spreaded in all Norway.

FIP 500 Tournament in Majorca


“Oliver Tom” Championships


On June 18th the first “Oliver Tom” Championships were held in Tokyo in presence of Yoichi Takahashi the creator of “Oliver Tom”.

Profesor Yoichi is a big Padel fan. He plays once a week for already a year. He discovered Padel 2 years ago during a trip to Barcelona.

He wants Padel to become a far more popular sport worldwide.


  • Champion: Dropshot racket signed by Yoichi with an Oliver Tom sketch
  • Runner-up: Babolat racket bag signed by Yoichi with an Oliver Tom sketch

Profesor Yoichi promised us further “Oliver Tom”Championships. Such a great honor.

Later he draw a Padel sketch. Wouldn’t it be cool to have some Padel mangas? …



11 y.o. and representing Mexico at the next World Championships

We want to be one thousand!


The International Padel Federation launch “the challenge” to arrive to “one thousand” and reach a new record in the participation to an official Championships.

The idea is to achieve the “four digits” in the next World Padel Juniors Championships, to be held in Malaga, Spain, next October.

The appointment with the World Guinness “Padel” Record is fixed for the Sunday 8th when the youth and juniors, boys and girls, from fourteen countries will perform the parade in the beaches of Malaga.

And from 9th to 14th all kids arrived to the Final Phase will be ready to play, in the thirty (30) courts distributed by El Candado, La Capellanía and Inacua Racket Centre clubs.

The new “Open” rules allow all players of the World to take part at the World Juniors Championships, it is only necessary to have a licence from a National Federation member of the International Padel Federation, obtain the Padel-PIN in it’s web-site, and make the sign-up.

The Qualifying Round will start the week before the main event, and the exact day will depends on the received sign-ups.

The Official Teams of Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Finland, Great Britain, Italy, Mexico, Paraguay, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Uruguay and USA will be in Malaga, to play, to compete and also to enjoy for a full week of friendship with the best juniors players of the World.

We appreciate the work of the Organising Committee, the supporters and sponsors, and we renovate the invitation to all youth and juniors to sign-up to the World Championships.

In the following the names of Juniors Champions, all important but just some underlined, who are playing in the professional circuit with good performance, to clearly identify the possibilities of the next generations:

“Promote and grow our Sport”

Daniel Patti: “La Federación Internacional ha asumido el compromiso de promover y hacer crecer nuestro deporte”

Read article in Padel World Press

FIP 100 in Milan


: Club Okpadel Locate Milano

PRIZE (Cash): 2500 EUR

DATE: September 13-17


  • Germania
  • Holanda
  • Lituania
  • Belgium
  • Italia


  • Early birds (bef. Aug. 28th): 22 EUR
  • Standard (bef. Sept. 5th): 25 EUR

INSCRIPTIONS: Setteo tournament page