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.

COVID-19 Updates

Due to the rapid contagious of the COVID-19 more commonly known as “coronavirus” the International Padel Federation and the Polish Padel Federation have decided to postpone the FIP PROMOTION WARSAW in Poland.

On the other hand, the IPF and the FEMEPA did not find any inconvenience to continue with the organization of the next FIP ​​RISE TORREON in Mexico and we will continue updating on the next tournaments.

We would like to communicate that the International Padel Federation is analyzing everything and maintains continuous contact with the rest of the International Federations, the International Olympic Committee, and the GAISF and authorities to discuss the evolution of the matter.

We are available for every member, club or player for any questions or doubts that you may have or any help that you may need and we encourage everyone to understand and cooperate at times where the most important thing is the unity to improve this situation so we can continue enjoying sports events and especially Padel events all over the world.

CUPRA FIP TOUR: International Padel around 3 continents

While the World Padel Tour season started, in Dubai and in Punta del Este (Uruguay) the international tournaments of the CUPRA FIP TOUR circuit were played.

The Asian tournament, FIP RISE DUBAI, had to change its location for the problem of the coronavirus, playing in the club of Real Racquet Academy in Dubai. The tournament brought together more than 6 different nationalities, the French countryside was the most represented in this edition.

The FIP RISE category awarded 20 points of the FIP-WPT ranking and an economic prize to be distributed of 3000 euros. The tournament-level could not give more spectacle and, finally, the title was lifted by the Argentine team formed by Fermin Ferreyra (world number 131) and Cristian Germán Gutierrez (world number 91) for a tight result of 7-6 / 6-4 against the French team Benjamin Tison (world number 128 and 1 French) and Jeremy Scatena (world number 99).

This will not be the last tournament in Dubai, in December they will have a FIP STAR that will close the 2020 season.


In the other part of the world, in Uruguay, the first FIP ​​PROMOTION in South America was played. Successful participation and great reception, where 30 pairs were left out of being able to participate because the number of places destined for this competition was completely full.

Punta del Este vibrated with the local players and with some other Argentine and Brazilian pairs who wanted to be part of the Padel exhibition of the FIP PROMOTION PUNTA DEL ESTE, where the team formed by Daniel Romero and Martín Araújo got their first 5 FIP-WPT points after beating Juan Moratorio and Higor Ensslin and they are already part of the international ranking. This result consolidates the pearls of the Uruguayan Padel where 3 of the players in the final do not exceed 19 years.

Uruguay began a calendar full of tournaments in which a FIP RISE in Rio Branco from July 3 to 5 and a FIP PROMOTION in Pyansandú in September stand out to become its most international circuit.

Next tournaments:

FIP RISE MERIDA from March 9 to 12 in Mexico

FIP PROMOTION POLAND from March 13 to 15 in Poland

FIP PROMOTION ASUNCIÓN from March 20 to 22 in Paraguay

FIP RISE TORREON from March 26 to 30 in Mexico


The IPF has chosen the final venue and date for the XV Padel World Championship 2020.

After long weeks of work, the new place has been unanimously chosen after evaluating the 3 applications that had been offered to organize the World Championship, which shows that the celebration of this important event continues to generate much interest.

With this World Championship, the IPF takes a fundamental step in the development of Padel. This event will be a turning point for the growth of our sport. We are heading towards a new destination that is 100% committed to the sport, being the country that has held the most World Championships and international events in recent years (Handball, Athletics, Swimming, Soccer, etc.)

We invite you all to be part of the best Padel in this new edition and to enjoy a World Championship that will mark an era.

See you from November 16 to 21.

Welcome to the XV Padel World Championship 2020. Doha, Qatar.



Great success of CUPRA FIP TOUR this new season. In the absence of very few confirmations, we are proud to close a year with more than 50 tournaments and play in more than 20 countries.

These numbers are not only important to the FIP and the growth of Padel, it also opens the door to new players who will soon be known on the professional circuit and who can now opt for fulfilling their dream of playing with the best players by getting their own points and improving their ranking in more places of the world and helps many companies and brands look at these players’ profiles to help them on their paths.

The CUPRA FIP TOUR was created to help local players grow sportingly, expanding the number of tournaments for all professional players and giving greater visibility to our sport by bringing high-level competitions to developing countries.

The summary of the year is as follows:

  • FIP STAR – 7 tournaments
  • FIP RISE – 20 tournaments
  • FIP PROMOTION – 15 tournaments

These days the exact date will be made to the 10 tournaments that will be included in the calendar increasing the FIP STAR tournaments of the year.

Nor can we forget that this 2020 we will have the FIP World Padel Championship in October, the World Veterans Championship in November, will soon be released all the details of these World Championships that will be a success.

Although today we announced the calendar, the season started strong with the first FIP STAR of the year:

The Fip Star Burriana 24* FPCV, held in Castellón, featured 64 pairs in the men’s category and 35 in the women’s category. Having a qualification stage in both categories.

The tournament was marked by the organization’s good treatment of players, a two-court live streaming to give more visibility to players, hotels for players with transfers from the hotel to the club. At the same time a stage of the Valencian circuit was played with a total of 220 registered couples, which gave the event a greater number of audiences.

The level of the competition was very high, with more than half of the main draw with players within 50 and 140 top of the world, they all see a great opportunity to take points, win prizes and rise up positions in the ranking that will make them suffer less on the professional circuit of the World Padel Tour.

At the end of the competition, there were winners and runners-up of various nationalities

Male category:

  • Winners: Denis Perino (Argentina) / Christian Fuster (Spain)
  • Runner-up: Sergio Alba (Spain) / Francisco Gil (Spain)

Female category:

  • Winners: Sofia Araujo (Portugal) / Virginia Riera (Argentina)
  • Runner-up: Elena Ramirez (Spain) / Alicia Blanco (Spain)

2020 Calendar:

calendar FIP 2020


Interview with Raffaele Chiulli, president of GAISF: “Padel Olympic Sport”

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The numbers speak for themselves. Padel is transforming strongly by permanently abandoning the reputation of the sport of the moment, fashion and as a consequence of short duration.

Today, the federation action, especially thanks to the continuous impulse of the president Luigi Carraro, is taking great steps so Padel can have the definitive consecration in the Olympus of sport.

The interview with the president of GAISF, Raffaele Chiulli, published in the Italian newspaper IL TEMPO is proof that the road is all downhill.

The journalist Federico Maselli met with the highest position of the Global Association of International Sports Federations during the last European Championships held in Rome and with which he highlighted the path of Padel growth and how it is showing internationally.

Below you can find the full article:

“Padel is no longer just a passing fad: numbers in hand, it is a sport in continuous and rapid growth that can aspire to become Olympic.” To certify the worldwide evolution of the Padel Raffaele Chiulli, the president of GAISF (Global Association of International Sports Federations), the international association that brings together more than 100 sports federations. defines with a metaphor: “For the disciplines that aspire to the Olympics, the institution represents the trial period to obtain a full-blown license”.

Invited as honorary guest at the last edition of the XI European Padel Championship in Rome, Chiulli praises the work carried out by Luigi Carraro, president of the International Padel Federation. And he urges him to continue along the same path. “We are at his side so that the Padel’s dream can come true: to become an Olympic sport.”

An ambition that, in order to be realized, must follow a well-defined process: after having applied for GAISF membership, a two-year period must pass, during which a Federation will be granted as observer status. “At this stage, the institutional body must demonstrate that it has all the characteristics required by the statute in both formal and substantive terms,” explains Raffaele Chiulli “For FIP to be recognized as a permanent member, specifically, in recent years it has proven to be a recognized constitution worldwide, solid, with exemplary, transparent governance, with non-discrimination criteria for athletes and employees”.

On the qualities of the Padel, the president of the Global Association has no doubt: “It is a very growth phenomenon, capable of involving both on and off the court. Many countries are welcoming it for its characteristics of inclusive, socializing and aggregating sport. It is a sport that is bursting, engaging, dynamic and, above all, universal.”

For a sport to become an Olympic sport, it must conform to more than 50 principles, beginning with its universal nature. It must then have growth plans for the participation of new generations and obtain formal recognition from the relevant governing institutions (e.g. National Olympic Committees or National Federations). It must also respect the environment and the sustainability of materials. Non-discrimination in terms of gender, ability, race, and religion also plays a key role.

To facilitate the recognition of Padel, GAISF has helped with talks between the FIP of Carraro and the International Tennis Federation of David Haggarty. A constructive and frank dialogue that allowed to evaluate all the synergistic elements for the admission of Padel to Olympic sport.

President Chiulli advises: “It is necessary to homogenize some institutional disparities: in some countries, the Padel federation is a rib of the tennis, in others, it is completely autonomous. We must all have one big goal: to support new disciplines such as Padel, which, with the right support, can reach even more people, more nations, more continents”.

Open applications deadline for 2020 FIP Tournaments

We are already working towards 2020, a new year where we must, among all, position the Padel, not only in the sport that grows the most but also in the most professional.

That is why we invite all associated member federations to offer their players semi-professional tournaments that increase the level and number of players in each country, being even more credible as a sport that is already established in the world.

Why do a FIP tournament?With these new tournaments, we create the possibility of improving local players and a path for them to become professional players. In addition to increasing competitiveness and attract more players.

After a historic agreement with World Padel Tour, giving players points for a single world ranking, an improvement in the economic amounts and making an effort to improve the player experience in each tournament we are sure that it will be easier to attract sponsors that might help you to grow.

The idea is always the same, develop and improve the sport. Players deserve tournaments that grow at the speed of Padel’s expansion. These tournaments are an excellent way to motivate players to travel, change experiences with other players from the rest of the world and become an exchange of ideas to continue offering new products internationally.

We leave you a PDF with all the detailed information on each type of event of the CUPRA FIP TOUR.

When and how to apply for a FIP tournament?

The deadline will be open until December 18, during the month of December the dates will be confirmed and we will send an email with the next steps to follow.

The calendar will be released on December 31.

We ask all those who want to take a test but still do not know the dates, reserve one beforehand so as not to stay out of time.

The International Padel Federation teams up with CUPRA to drive Padel to the next level

• CUPRA becomes the main sponsor of the International Padel Federation (IPF)
• Both sides commit to supporting the international expansion of the racquet sport
• The brand was the title sponsor of the CUPRA European Padel Championship 2019
• The CUPRA Ateca Limited Edition was present in Rome during the tournament

CUPRA smashes it again on the padel court. After incorporating four of the world’s best players into its tribe and signing a special partnership with the World Padel Tour until 2021, the brand expands its presence in the racquet sport by becoming the main sponsor of the International Padel Federation (IPF) until the end of 2020.

The special collaboration between CUPRA and the IPF was revealed at the CUPRA European Padel Championship. The brand was the title sponsor of the event which took place in Rome from the 4th to the 9th of November.

The agreement was signed by Antonino Labate, CUPRA director of Strategy, Business Development and Operations, and IPF President Luigi Carraro during the celebration of the CUPRA European Padel Championship.

At the signing ceremony, Antonino Labate stated:

“The association between CUPRA and the International Padel Federation reinforces our commitment to support the international expansion of this sport. We have decided to contribute to the professional development of padel, which has currently more than five million players in Spain and it is experiencing exponential growth across Europe, where the installation of new facilities is growing by triple-digit”.

Furthermore, Luigi Carraro affirmed:

“We are glad that a brand like CUPRA has decided to accompany padel on its path towards international development. Together we will work to make this sport increasingly popular and more professional, which will help us achieve our goal of making padel an Olympic sport“.

The fans who attended the CUPRA XI European Padel Championship 2019 were delighted by an exhibition match between the brand’s padel ambassadors and former football players Vincent Candela and Luca Marchegiani.


Summary World Junior Padel Championship Castellón 2019

Intense week lived in Castellon because of the XII World Junior Padel Championship.

During this event, everyone has enjoyed an unforgettable atmosphere.

Thanks to the Spanish Padel Federation, to the Consejo Superior de Deportes for your support, but above all, we want to thank and congratulate the great work done by the Federación Valenciana de Padel.  Success in the organization that was reflected in a tournament that will remain for history. Record of participation, a record of countries and 3 tournaments during a week with more than 1200 players and 1105 games played.

Here is a video of the week lived in Castellon. Meet the new champions and see the bright future of padel with such a great level from very early ages.

We can’t wait for the next one in 2021.