New circuit FIP TOUR

With the agreement reached with World Padel Tour where the ranking will be for the first time unified and unique in the world, the International Federation is already working on the execution of a more ambitious international project.

The FIP TOUR whose objective is not other than to help players that can achieve professionalism in a more progressive way, giving more opportunities to local players and especially helping the different federations to organize international impact tournaments.

The circuit will be played in all countries that meet minimum requirements to be able to organize the stages that will be composed of three categories:

With the inclusion of those new tournaments the system of points  will be as it follows:

The International Padel Federation and World Padel Tour agree on the unification of ranking

The ranking, or the scoring system, will be unique and recognizable worldwide from this season. This is the main agreement between the two highest padel organizations, the World Padel Tour (WPT) and the International Padel Federation (FIP).

WPT and FIP continue to strengthen their collaboration. Both entities have decided to unify the Ranking by points in the male and female categories, an initiative that lays the foundations of determined joint cooperation of both organizations for the professional development of the padel and that will be a reality from next July 1st.

The initiative carried out by both entities will provide the padel with a more professionalized view of the sport. On the one hand, WPT will continue as an international reference for the professional padel and, on the other hand, the FIP will serve as a support point for the national federations, which will equip the circuit with world-class tournaments, boosting the local game, helping to increase the level and number of players and with it the development of the padel.

From this same season, the scoring system is organized around seven newly created categories designed to facilitate the access of the maximum number of players to the professional Circuit. To the four categories organized by World Padel Tour (Master Final, Master, Open and Challenger), which will maintain the current score, there are three others: FIP Star, FIP Rise and FIP Promotion, whose organization will depend directly and exclusively on the FIP, including all regulatory aspects (calendar, composition, regulations and requirements).

The new tournament configuration will allow players from all over the world to earn points that will allow them to participate in WPT events. A system, in short, that will give them the opportunity to play in tournaments organized in their countries of origin and accumulate experience and ranking.

This is the new typology of tournaments that will add to the new unified ranking

New FIP image

Dear friends,

We want to share with you the new image of the FIP.

We have been studying different designs for a long time and, after a lot of work, we believe that this new image is the best for the new stage of the FIP.

Thanks to this design, the FIP can finally have a modern and current logo, which reflects its identity and importance, being a logo strong, visual and recognizable.

We are convinced that this new image will be to the liking of all the world of padel and that it will be an icon in the padel industry.

We proudly announce our new image, which I hope you like as much as we do, being this the logo to embrace of all of you.

We hope that it will serve as an impetus for this new stage of the FIP, full of new changes in favor of the development of padel.




At the present time, the FIP is aware that there is some information on some social media about an alleged organization of a certain European padel championship to be held in Portugal between November 3 and 9, 2019.

This information surprised the FIP and this entity would like to take this opportunity to make it clear to everyone that it has nothing to do with it and this supposed organization and that it does not come from any associate member.

Being the organization of the European Championship of Padel and granting the corresponding title of the FIP, under the right that assists him according to its statutes; On April 7, 2019, the FIP opened a period until April 30, 2019 to present candidates to organize the European Championship of Padel this year.

Up until now, the organization of the European Championship of Padel has not been assigned to any associate member. The proposals received are being analyzed and the organizing country will be informed in the coming days. This assignment is being treated with the utmost detail, since it is intended that this edition be a historic tournament of superior quality to what has been organized to this day.

In this manner, the FIP will not allow an unidentified and unrecognized group of people to attack an institution with such a long years of activity, trying to create doubts in the environment of our sport and announcing the organization of a championship for which they have not any kind of right.

This press release is published with the purpose of protecting the institutional, patrimonial, and legal interests and the prestige of the entity and associated members, for which reason the FIP will be forceful in defending such interests in the venues where it was necessary.


Lausana, 9 May 2019


IPF announces dates and host city for the World Junior Padel Championships

The next World Junior Padel Championships reaches its XII edition and will be held in Castellón, Comunidad Valenciana (Spain), from October 14 to 20, 2019. It is a decision agreed at the last IPF’s meeting of the Board of Directors who decided to award the World Junior Championships to the candidacy presented by the Federación de Pádel de la Comunidad Valenciana and OK Pádel Club from Castellón.

OK Pádel Club, Impala and Pádel Center of Castellón and Club 79 of Benicàssim will be the venues of this World Championships that will have two versions. On one hand, version of national teams for both male and female and on the other hand, the Open version by pairs, also for both genders. In this case, the competition will be split again into three groups, and all the participants will be divided by ages as follows: sub14, sub16 and sub18. More info can be found on the link of the official web by the organising committee here:

IPF’s President, Luigi Carraro, says that “it is a great satisfaction to have managed to organise the most important event of IPF, which goes together with the World Championships and the World Senior Championships” and declares that in this case “the role played by the youngsters is key for the development of our sport “.

From IPF we would like to take this opportunity to thank the cooperation of all the organising members, taking into account the great effort, work and dedication of the Federación de Pádel de la Comunidad Valenciana. A gratitude that also is extended to the endorsement of the Spanish Padel Federation.

The best padel in the world in the category of juniors will arrive soon in Castellón, in less than 6 months and the young talents of our sport will live an unforgettable experience at the highest level. IPF will provide more details and information regarding the World Junior Championships soon.

IPF signs agreement with One Sixteen as the new marketing and sponsorship agency

The International Padel Federation announces the agreement with the sports marketing agency One Sixteen, as the Marketing and Sponsorship agency of FIP.

FIP integrates into their structure the agency One Sixteen, as the marketing and sponsorship agency.

One Sixteen will be responsible of the marketing and sponsorship of the International Padel Federation for the next two years 2019 and 2020, with the aim of contributing with their experience and knowledge in sports marketing and helping FIP with the promotion and development of padel in an International level.

Madrid, 3 de Abril de 2019

Luigi Carraro, president of the International Padel Federation, and Teddy Puig and Marc Capdevila, founding partners of One Sixteen, have signed an agreement for the next two years, for One Sixteen to be responsible of the Marketing and Sponsorship of the International Federation of padel.

One Sixteen, is an agency specialised in sports marketing, manly in the world of padel. Among other projects, they manage the marketing of high qualified players such as Fernando Belasteguin, Pablo Lima, Alejandra Salazar and Marta Marrero, and  the management and activation of the sponsorship of Adeslas in the padel world.

FIP signs agreement with One Sixteen in Madrid. From L to R: Teddy Puig, cofounder of One Sixteen, Luigi Carraro, FIP’s President and Marc Capdevila, cofounder of One Sixteen

One Sixteen will be the responsible for the marketing and sponsorship division of FIP and its mission includes elaborating and developing a strategic marketing and sponsorship plan. This allows the Federation to create a competition calendar, promotional events, training events, conventions…and gain support to big international companies, have a range of competition support to all the different national federations and to promote and encourage padel as a sport in their countries.

With this partnership, FIP is committed to the creation of a professional work structure that provides added value in the development of padel as a sport in the world. Work, hand to hand, with professionals from the sports and padel sector, so that we all join in making padel more popular and practiced Internationally.

Congrats to all winners in Japan!

It has been the 3rd edition of the Asian Cup held in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. From IPF we would like to congratulate them all for taking part in that magnificent event. Final results of the Asian Cup are as follows for the categories of men, women, senior and junior:



Champion: Australia

Runner-up: Japan

3rd position: Qatar

4th position: India

Team Australia

Team Japan



Champion: Japan

Runner-up: Australia

3rd position: India

Team Japan


Champion: Justin Thomas / Matthew Barrelle (Australia)

Senior category – Champions


Champion: Remier Taira / Fumito Sato / Taiyo Sone / Maxi Koyama (Japan)

Moreover, there was a FIP tournament organised coinciding with the Asian Cup which is the well-known FIP 125 Cup. The champions of that competition have been as follows:

Junior category – Champion


Champion: Daisuke Shoyama (Japan) / Aiser Gago Martínez (Spain)

Runner-up: Justin Thomas / Marious Zelba (Australia)


Champion: Ayano Fujiki / Miki Chinen (Japan)

Runner-up : Maiko Kutsuna / Chifumi Sato (Japan)

FIP 125 Cup – Women Champions

Board of Directors elected at the last Extraordinary General Assembly in FIESP

The new members of the Board of Directors have been elected at the last Extraordinary General Assembly held on March 14 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The event was held at the headquarters of one of the most prestigious international organisations in the world, FIESP, the Federation of Industries of the State of Sao Paulo.

These elections were held in one of the most magnificent rooms of the building and the call was to elect the new members of the Board of Directors of IPF. The elected members were: Gabriel Souto, Hubert Picquier, José Luis García Frapolli, Alexander Pavy, Eduardo Langer and Héctor Parolín. We take this opportunity to welcome on board all of them and wish them the greatest success in this new cycle of IPF.

All the participants of the Assembly had the honor to be invited by the President of FIESP, Mr. Paulo Skaf, to a lunch in these facilities. Accompanied by an outstanding atmosphere and some personalities – who are in the forefront of the business market in the country as well as public figures, such as the same mayor of Sao Paulo, Mr. Bruno Covas – IPF lived a pleasant and very warm welcome.

The mayor of the city, wanted to congratulate the assembly members and also congratulate our President, Mr. Luigi Carraro, for the event, as well as he wished all the best to our sport. Mr. Bruno Covas was later gifted with a padel racket, courtesy of the Brazilian Padel Confederation and delivered by its President Mr. Eduardo Langer, which the Mayor received with open arms.

From IPF, we want to thank all the organising team of the event, which was run by the staff of FIESP and whose excellence and attention with the assembly members and all of us was exquisite.

Record-breaking attendance and media coverage at the last WPT tournament of 2018

The “Estrella Damm Master Final of Madrid 2018” breaks a record of attendance and television coverage.

In total, more than 24,000 spectators attended the 4-days tournament, moreover on the last day of competition more than 7,300 people attended the Madrid Arena and in terms of media impact, figures show that there were more than 13 hours of live broadcast on “Live tv” plus 36 hours of Live Streaming worldwide.

World Padel Tour

Given the result of the record attendance and television coverage obtained in the “Estrella Damm Final Master of Madrid 2018”, from FIP we would like to express our sincere recognition and to congratulate the organising committee of WPT for this success.

At the same time, we would like to extend our best wishes for these holidays and wish a prosperous new year full of padel to everyone.

The Olympic Family welcomes our sport along with the new Presidency

It has been a quite busy start for our new president having had important meetings on his first days of mandate.

Luigi Carraro, recently elected as FIP President, takes the first steps to approach our sport to the Olympic Movement already. Surrounded by public personalities and institutions that represent the sport on the top level, Carraro has been welcomed by the Italian Olympic Committee as well as by the International Olympic Committee earlier this week.

Both Olympic sports institutions gave a warm welcome to Carraro and they congratulated him for his new position. They also showed their interest in padel as a possible key sport in the near future.

Last Monday, 5th of November, Carraro was invited to the Italian Olympic Committee to be publicly recognised and congratulated as FIP president. He was welcomed by Giangranco Nirdaci, President of the Italian Padel Committee, Giovanni Malago, CONI President and Carlo Mornati, CONI General Secretary.

(L-R): Giovanni Malago, CONI President; Luigi Carraro, FIP President; Giangranco Nirdaci, President of the Italian Padel Committee and Carlo Mornati, CONI General Secretary

Some days later, Thursday 8th of November, Carraro met the IOC President, Thomas Bach, in Rome. Given the support shown by the Olympic Movement, Carraro is very optimistic and he is glad to have such a successful start as President.

(L-R) Luigi Carraro, FIP President with Thomas Bach, IOC President

The main representative leaders in sports and Olimpism have been introduced to padel these days. We hope that this can be the beginning of the inclusion of padel into the Olympic family anytime soon.