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

Great success of FIP 250 in Zurich

See complete draw here
Die erste Ausgabe des Zurich Padel Opens ist nun Geschichte. 44 Teams aus der Schweiz, Deutschland, Frankreich und Spanien konkurrierten in drei Kategorien. Wir gratulieren den Siegern Villacampa/Villacampa (Kategorie 1 FIP 250), die in einem packenden Dreisätzer das Team de la Fuente/del Pozo schlugen, Blanquez/Calatrava (Kategorie 1 Zusatzturnier), die ebenfalls in drei Sätzen über die Gebrüder Burkhart triumphierten, Gruber/Schifferle (Kategorie 2) und Heimlicher/Heimlicher (2 x Kategorie 3). Dank des schönen Wetters, der motivierten Helfer, der hervorragenden Bewirtschaftung durch das Restaurant Chriesihoger, den grosszügigen Sponsoren, den zahlreichen Zuschauern und den grossartigen Spielern, die uns spektakuläre Momente beschert haben, wurde das Turnier zum Erfolg. Herzlichen Dank an alle, die Teil dieses wunderbaren Anlasses waren. Die nächste Ausgabe des Zurich Padel Open ist bereits in der Planung und wir freuen uns, euch alle wieder zu sehen im nächsten Jahr.

General Assembly, Málaga, Spain


OCT. 12th 2017, 9am CET.
(Club Náutico El Candado, Carretera de Almería s/n)

1. President’s Message.

2. Assembly configuration.
– Nomination of President and Secretary of current Meeting.
– Verify number of votes per Associate Member.
– List of attendees with voice and vote.

3. Reading of minutes of the previous AGM held in Cascais-Portugal during 2016 and its approval.

4. Board of Directors report.

5. Financial statements.

5.1. Information about the legal and accounting situations of 2011 financial statements.
5.2. Presentation and approval of 2016 financial statements.

6. Consider and deal with the Admission and/or Rejection of Associate Members and Recognised Organizations.

6.1. Japan Padel Association
6.2. Indian Padel Federation
6.3. Czech Padel Federation
6.4. Polish Padel Federation
6.5. Femexpadel (Mexican Padel Federation)
6.7. Others associations and/or federations subject to Resolutions of the Board of Directors within September 12th, 2017.

7. Consider and deal with the Revision of Votes of Associate Members.

8. Consider and deal with the Admission of Regional Associations.

9. Consider and deal with the Applications for Official Championships.

10. Consider and deal with the Amendments of Rules of Padel.

11. Consider and deal with the changes to the Regulations of International Competitions of the Federation (Technical Rules).

12. Consider and deal with the Suspension, Penalties and/or Expulsion of Associate Members.

12.1. Padel Federation of India

13. Nomination of Internal Auditors for the next financial period.

14. Consider and deal with the I.P.F. Fees.

15. Questions and answers.