THE NEW DIRECTIVE OF FRENCH TENNIS FEDERATION HAD A MEETING WITH INTERNATIONAL PADEL FEDERATION

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From International Padel Federation (FIP) we welcome the new directive of the French Tennis Federation (FFT) headed by its new president: Gilles Moretton.

Last week they started their work with Padel, showing to the FIP its interest in the growth of this discipline. The meeting between both institutions was held in Paris, between Luigi Carraro, the new president Gilles Moretton, Pierre Doumayrou (Secretary-General), Arnaud Clement, (Vice-President of Competition), and the development manager of Padel Arnaud Di Pasquale, former tennis player, Olympic medalist and passionate about our sport for more than 15 years. The topics discussed were focused on the plans of the Gallic country on the development of Padel nationally and internationally.

The key points of the meeting were:

  • Padel’s unique license.
  • Support and enhanced support to the Padel clubs
  • Boost teaching in the country with a new training course for coaches
  • Include more FIP international tournaments integrated into your circuits
  • Working to host the FIP’s most important International Championships

Without a doubt, having such a great federation working for Padel will make us much stronger and help our sport develop even faster and more professionally in the world.

Marbella will host the XII European Padel Championship

 

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The International Padel Federation (FIP) has assigned the organization of the XII European Padel Championship to the Andalusian Padel Federation (FAP). The Board of Directors of the FIP has chosen the candidature presented by the territorial federation that locates the celebration of the competition in Marbella.

 

In this way, from June 28 to July 4, the best players of the continent will participate in this competition that will have representation in the final phase of 16 nations.

 

“We are very excited about the return of the European Padel Championships to Spain and, specifically, to Marbella, the city where our sport took its first steps on the continent,” explained the president of the FIP, Luigi Carraro.

 

The proposal presented by the Andalusian Federation has the full backing of the Spanish Padel Federation (FEP) and has strong institutional support, with the involvement of the Marbella Town Hall, the Provincial Council of Malaga, and the Andalusian Government.

 

The twelfth edition of the European Championship will be held in the form of Open National Pairs and National Teams, both male and female, and it will be not only the official European title awarded by the FIP, it will also be the qualification for the XV World Padel Championship which will be held in Qatar from 15 to 20 November.

 

The Italian men’s national team and the French women’s national team will defend the title they won in the 2019 edition held in Rome.

 

“This European Championship is going to be a splendid showcase to exhibit the outstanding development that Padel is having on the continent,” said the International Padel Federation leader, “and, moreover, it will be the great prelude to the XV World Padel Championships that will be held in Qatar few months later.”

 

This designation by the FIP represents the return of the European Padel Championship, after 14 years, to Spain. The last edition held in Spanish territory was in 2007, with the European Championship held in Seville

 

Bullpadel and the International Padel Federation renew their sponsorship alliance with important new features

New junior padel tour; FIP PROMISES

The great development that European countries are experiencing and the love and passion for Padel that the youth are already preaching in the old continent is a reality. So the first international junior Padel circuit has born, the FIP PROMISES Europe.

The FIP PROMISES will be played in Europe for its first edition, and it will have a minimum of four qualifying events for a Final Tournament at an international level called FIP FINALS Promises.

The competition format will be Open by pairs, always with the same nationality and same federative license issued by any European member association.

The categories, both female and male, will be the official categories of the World Championships; U14, U16, and U18. Although the organizers may include U12 draws to promote those categories if they wish to.

In the FIP FINALS Promises, all the champion and runners-up pairs of the national championships of each FIP member of the country will qualify directly to the final draw, as long as the championship has a participation of more than 9 national pairs.

But it will not be the only way to qualify, each semifinalist pair of the different tournaments of this Promises circuit will also have direct access to the FIP FINALS PROMISES.

The rest of the draw will be completed by ranking obtained during the FIP PROMISES Europe.

This Junior Circuit aims at the creation of an international ranking that can be comparable with the one that emerges from the official FIP Pan American Junior Tournaments, as well as future junior tournaments in Asia and Oceania and, of course, with the Junior World Championship in odd years.

The dates planned for the first events will try to coincide with the summer period in the continent to allow families to travel, and each host country should provide discounts on hotels and lunches.

MEJORSET, Official Court of the International Padel Federation

Mejorset, a Spanish manufacturer of Padel courts, new Official Supplier of the International Padel Federation (IPF).

In an agreement reached last December 2020, the company based in Alicante (Spain) and the International Padel Federation, join forces.

Mejorset products will be used in the tournaments of the International Padel Federation and Mejorset courts will bear the seal of the FIP, as a guarantee of quality and suitability for the professional practice of Padel.

In this way, the biggest event of the International Padel in 2021 will have the official court, the XV World Padel Championship will be played in 8 courts that MEJORSET will install.

Since its creation in 2002, Mejorset claims to have “positioned itself as the leading Spanish manufacturer of Padel courts, with a comprehensive service that includes the design, construction, and maintenance of the facilities”. Its clients include sports clubs, city councils, hotels, campsites, neighborhood communities, and individuals.

MEJORSET currently has customers in 20 countries and 80% of the company’s sales are made to foreign markets

 

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Candidatures IPF 2021

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The International Padel Federation informs you of the NOMINATIONS SUBMITTED for the positions of President and the Board of Directors members to be voted on April 28, 2021

 

Position of PRESIDENT:

 

Luigi Carraro:

Nominated by the following members:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Spain
  • United States
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Paraguay
  • United Kingdom
  • Uruguay

 

Alfredo Garbisu:

Nominated by the following members:

  • Germany,
  • Sweden.

 

 

Positions of BOARD OF DIRECTORS member:

 

  • Oscar Nicastro – Argentina (Nominated by APA)
  • Eduardo Langer – Brazil (Nominated by CoBraPa)
  • Ole Egholm – Denmark (Nominated by DPF)
  • Ramón Morcillo – Spain (Nominated by FEP)
  • Sergio Ortíz – United States (Nominated by USPA)
  • Roberto Pellegrini – Italy (Nominated by FIT)
  • Koji Nakatsuka – Japan (Nominated by JPA)
  • José Luis García Frapolli – Mexico (Nominated by FeMePa)
  • Jorge Ramírez Vidal – Paraguay (Nominated by FeParPa)
  • Christopher Chavane – Senegal (Nominated by APS)

 

In compliance with the provisions of our Statutes, the following nominations are VALID and accepted:

 

PRESIDENT:

  • Luigi Carraro
  • Alfredo Garbisu

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

  • Oscar Nicastro – Argentina
  • Eduardo Langer – Brazil
  • Ramón Morcillo – Spain
  • Sergio Ortíz – United States
  • Roberto Pellegrini – Italy
  • Koji Nakatsuka – Japan
  • José Luis García Frapolli – Mexico
  • Jorge Ramírez Vidal – Paraguay

 

Please consider that the nominations for the position of President submitted by Australia and Japan do not comply with article 18.2 of our Statutes and thus cannot be considered, as the national teams of the abovementioned federations have not participated in at least four World Championships.

 

On the other hand, the nomination of Mr. Chavene as Board member submitted by Senegal cannot be accepted, as the federation of Senegal joined the IPF on 1 January 2019 and does not meet the requirement of three years of membership under article 17.3.(i).b of our Statutes. Furthermore, the nomination of Mr. Egholm as Board member submitted by Denmark cannot be accepted, as the federation of Denmark has not participated in at least four absolute World Championships (as per art. 17.3.(i) of the Statutes).

CAS decision

 

The Executive Board of the International Padel Federation (“IPF”) hereby provides you with the following information relating to the 3 appeals that the Portuguese Padel Federation (“PPF”) with its President Ricardo Da Silva Oliveira filed against the IPF.

 

In all 3 proceedings, the highest body of sports justice has ruled in favor of the IPF.

 

Further details follow.

 

On 4 February 2021, the Court of Arbitration for Sport has issued the arbitral awards in the 3 appeal proceedings filed by the PPF against the IPF with respect to:

 

  1. the provisional suspension of the PPF and its President Ricardo Da Silva Oliveira decided by the Disciplinary Committee of the IPF on 17 September 2019 in relation to the organization of a parallel European Padel Championships in Portugal in November 2019;
  2. the resolutions passed by the IPF during the General Assembly of 18 October 2019;
  3. the disciplinary sanctions imposed on the PPF and its President Ricardo Da Silva Oliveira by the Appeal Committee of the IPF on 20 January 2020.

The ruling of the Court of Arbitration for Sport has been the following:

 

  1. the appeal of the PPF has been rejected, because PPF had no standing to appeal in relation to the provisional suspension imposed by the Disciplinary Committee on 17 September 2019, given that such decision was superseded by the final decision issued by the Appeals Committee of the IPF on 20 January 2020. The PPF has been condemned to reimburse legal expenses to the IPF;

 

  1. the full legitimacy of all resolutions of the IPF General Assembly of 18 October 2019 has been affirmed and the PPF has been condemned to reimburse legal expenses to the IPF. In particular, the CAS has denied all claims and allegations of the PPF, finding that:
  • during the Assembly meeting there was no need to vote on maintaining the PPF’s provisional suspension, given that such suspension had been imposed by the disciplinary bodies of the IPF;
  • the Lawn Tennis Association, the Federacion Nacional Padel Chile, the Federazione Italiana Tennis and the Monaco Padel Federation all had the right to participate in the Assembly meeting in their capacity of affiliate members;
  • no reasons existed to vote in relation to the affiliation to the IPF of Femexpadel;
  • the allocation of voting rights within the IPF – with affiliate members having different numbers of votes – is fully compliant with Swiss Law;
  • no IPF rules or regulations provide for means to remove the President of IPF prior to the expiration of the statutory 4-year term; consequently, any request to this aim from an affiliate member must be dismissed;
  • the audit of the 2018 IPF’s account had been made in compliance with the IPF’s rules and regulations;
  • no violation of the rights of non-English-speaking affiliate members had been committed during the Assembly meeting;
  • no violations of the rules governing the secret ballot – asked for by the Spanish Federation in relation to many deliberations – occurred;

 

  1. the full legitimacy of the 7-month suspension imposed on the PPF and its President Ricardo Da Silva Oliveira and the pecuniary sanction imposed on the PPF has been confirmed, the CAS finding that the organization of any international competition by an IPF affiliate member without the authorization of the IPF represents a serious violation of the IPF Disciplinary Regulations;

 

  • the pecuniary sanctions imposed on the PPF for renouncing to the organization of the Minor Championships 2019 and for applying for the registration of trademarks referring to padel international competitions have been canceled for the following reasons:
    • no contract had been signed between IPF and PPF for the organization of the Minor Championships;
    • all trademark applications of the PPF had been rejected by the EUIPO;

 

  • the PPF has been condemned to reimburse legal expenses to the IPF.

 

The decisions of the Court of Arbitration for Sport have been received by the IPF Board as a high-profile confirmation of the key role of the IPF in the international padel arena and the good management of the current administration of the IPF, as well as an incentive to defend the interest of our affiliate members who keep working hard, day after day, for the development of padel in their territories and in the whole world.

 

The IPF, far from celebrating this result, deems it essential to draw the attention of all affiliate members, all of them having the same rights and obligations, to the key value of mutual respect, which must prevail over any difference, endorsing the solidity of sports institutions and their leaders around the world who make great efforts to improve day by day.

 

Once again, we invite all members to cooperate alongside the IPF for the success of our projects, that are beneficial for all national federations and will be even more successful if we all work together.