Confirmed tournaments in Spain. CUPRA FIP TOUR

The CUPRA FIP TOUR continues to confirm its calendar, and in Spain, the organizers of the different tournaments planned before the break due to COVID19 have not wanted to be left behind and are betting on the relocation of all of them.

That means 4 new dates, from here until the end of the year, must be remarked in red so players can join those International events and continue their road to the CUPRA FIP FINALS (December 8 – 12)

We highlight the different stages that will be held in Spain and, as soon as we can confirm the details, we will update you with more information:



September 24 – 27

Andalucía, in the city of Estepona, Will host a FIP RISE, both male and female categories with total prize money of 5.100€ and hotel accommodation for the semifinalist. The official venue Will be at “Club de Padel Alhambra Golf”.

Registrations are open in the e-mail and in the Andalucia Padel Federation.



From October 26 to November 1

The next tournament in Spain scheduled in the IPF’s calendar relies on the city of Elche, being the official club Padel-Life. The region of Valencia sums up its second FIP STAR stage of the year granting this time 10.200€ of price money and accommodation for all the players, male and female, of the main draw.

Soon we will announce the registrations deadlines.



November 1 – 7

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria relocates its tournament programmed in May. The city has chosen Intercambiador Parque Santa Catalina for the installation of a central court, being the official venue Centro Deportivo la Luz.

This is a FIP STAR category and will grant 12.000€ with hotel accommodation for all the main draw players in both categories: Male and female.

The players can already register by emailing:



December 1 al 7

Last CUPRA FIP TOUR stage in Spain, coming back to Andalucia. The venue and the rest of the information will be updated as soon as possible.


Meanwhile you can check the rest of the calendar here:

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Statement Committees


The Board of Directors has approved the appointment of the new Continental Committees members, becoming part of the institutional organization of the IPF. These Committees, which have been established based on the statutes, and which, undoubtedly, will reinforce, adding value, to the development of Padel in the different projects that will be carried out on each region.

Once all the applications have been received, which have been many, and after being studied and valued, the Committees have been created made up of great professionals who will work to make our sport more solid and larger.

For the first time, women will have an important influence in the decisions of the International Federation, since in all the structures of the Continental Committees there will be at least one woman.

Historical milestones can only be achieved if we are united and working in the same direction, not only in Padel but also in sports, which shows that we are an active, modern and constantly developing International Institution.

The Continental Committees are as follows:

Asia – Pacific Committee:

  • President:               Koji Nakatsuka – Japan
  • Vice president:    Matt Barrelle – Australia
  • Vice president:    Huang Lanni – China
  • Secretary:              Gustavo Adolfo Oriol Gil – Thailand
  • Member:                Ms. Elham Shirzad – Iran
  • Member:                Ms. Sneha Abraham Sehgal – India
  • Substitute:            Katsuyoshi Tamai – Japan


European Committee: 

  • President:             Ms. Cecilia D’Ambrosio Huet Monaco
  • Vice president:   Hubert Picquier – France
  • Secretary:             Giorgio Di Palermo – Italy
  • Member:               Jan Bonnarens – Belgium
  • Member:              Henk Schut – Holland
  • Member:              Liutauras Radzevicius – Lithuania


American Committee:

  • President:              Diego Miller – Uruguay
  • Vice president:  Jorge Ramírez – Paraguay
  • Secretary:             Ms. Marta Nicastro – Argentina
  • Member:              Jorge Mañe – Mexico
  • Member:              Sergio Ortiz – USA
  • Member:             Eduardo Langer – Brazil
  • Member:             Fabian Parolín – Chile


We hope that the motivation and enthusiasm deposited in the convening of the Committees will give a great result, creating a rewarding work environment that will lead us to achieve common goals.






The return to competition starts with a FIP STAR, this time on Italy. An event designed to make it easier for players, who will have the opportunity to take advantage of a week with two competitions and thus recover their rhythm after the unusual season.

From September 3 to 6, at the TC Cagliari club, the third FIP STAR of the year will take place in both men’s and women’s categories.

The winning pair qualifies directly for the CUPRA FIP FINALS, the last event of the year that will distribute 50 WPT – FIP points and a minimum of 12.000€ of prize money.

The registration deadline for this tournament will be on Friday, August 28 at 2:00 p.m. (gmt + 2).

Anyone who wants to register must send an email to with the details below of both players who form the pair:

  • Name of the tournament
  • Player’s name and surname
  • Email
  • Phone numbers
  • Nationalities
  • License number
  • Points WPT – FIP


Updates XV World Championship 2020


We are getting closer to November, when our World Championships, the most important event organized by the IPF, were due to take place.

Regrettably, we must acknowledge that the emergency scenario related to COVID-19 is not over yet in the territories of many affiliated members of ours (while in some countries the path towards the return to normality has been taken): travelling from country to country, both in terms of pure transportation and the related requirements (issuance of visas, quarantine, checks, etc.) is still complicated (in some cases even prohibited) and the news coming from different countries of the world are still not encouraging for the short/middle term.

Having considered the above, the Board – following the route taken by other international sports institutions (i.e. IOC, UEFA, ITF) – has decided to reschedule the World Championships for the 2021. The Qatari Federation has confirmed its availability to host the event and is looking forward to our decisions about the new dates.

This is heartbreaking, because it means that we will be deprived of the most important event of 2020 of IPF and we will have to wait some time to showcase the beauty of our sport and take another step towards the popularity that Padel deserves in the whole world.

The Board of Directors and the Sports Department of the IPF, however, believe that the postponement is the best solution to ensure a successful World Championship: all national federations will be able to restart their local competitions and train properly their national teams in preparation for the World Championship. Furthermore, we are confident that in 2021 we will be able to stage all the events planned for the biennium 2020-2021

With respect to the new date of the event (and qualifications phases), we would like to stage the World Championships as soon as possible, and doing so would be superb news for all our family. However, the pillars of the next World Championships will be safety and participation: they will take precedence. Therefore, we will keep monitoring the situation and will provide you with more information in due course.



The International Padel Federation reactivates its competition with the CUPRA FIP TOUR 2020 this August.

The Board of Directors confirmed, after seeing the evolution of the Pandemic, the return of the competition. Always respecting safety regulations and health directives.

In addition, after an atypical year, a new tournament is born, giving more excitement to the end of the year that needs new formats that maintain the illusion of competing, helping, even more, our sport with greater visibility for players around the world. A final stage that will gather the best players of the 2020 year who have participated in the international circuit. We announce the creation of the CUPRA FIP FINALS 2020.

This tournament brings more news as it has its special main draw size, new points given for the FIP – WPT ranking, and the prize money.


  • Winner                 50
  • Runner up           30
  • Semifinal             15
  • 1/4 Final              8
  • 1/8 Final              4
  • 1/16 Final            3



Prize money

For the CUPRA FIP FINALS main draw, a minimum total amount of 12000€ will be distributed.


The main draw will be made of 32 pairs + Qualification draw of 32 pairs, to participate there will be 3 options:

  1. To win a FIP STAR category tournament.
  2. To get the place for the total sum of points of the CUPRA FIP TOUR tournaments during the 2020.
  3. FIP member federations may send a pair if a player from that nation, with a license issued by that federation, plays a minimum of 3 tournaments *, regardless of category.


*In the event that a federation, due to the situation of COVID19, cannot organize 3 tournaments and its players have difficulties in traveling and competing in the CUPRA FIP TOUR, the FIP could grant that Federation to choose a pair as long as a player, with a license issued by that national federation, play only 1 tournament.


This will help players from all over the world, regardless of their level, stay in a difficult year motivated with new goals. In addition, the relationship between players and federations will be stronger, encouraging the participation and organization of international events in different countries.

The dates scheduled for the CUPRA FIP FINALS 2020 will be the week of December 15 al 19, 2020. Being the last tournament of the year.


Over the next few weeks, we will announce the different tournaments of the CUPRA FIP TOUR 2020 so the venue for the final stage.


The Official Ranking will remain frozen all the year and it will be in January 2021 when all the points of the different tournaments played in 2020 will be updated.

Statement regarding the passing of Alejandro Gama

The international community of Padel is devastated by the sad news of the passing of Alejandro Gama at the age of 17.

In 2017, during the Junior Padel World Championship, Alejandro Gama was proclaimed world champion by national teams with Spain along with his brother Juan Carlos, thanks to his talent combined with the values ​​of struggle, effort and determination in victory.

We are sure that you never gave up in the most difficult match, as you did on the court, and thus you will be remembered by all those who once met you.

From the International Padel Federation we want to send our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends and especially to Carolina and Juan Carlos and his brother Juan Carlos.

Rest in peace Alejandro.

Tools to develop Padel in clubs of emerging countries

A new episode of the FIP online training cycle. In this new talk, the guests at the round table gave us the right tools for the development of Padel clubs in emerging countries.

The talk began with a brief introduction of what a club looks like, its characteristics, and keys to keep in mind when starting a club project.

We invite you to watch the full video and follow the guides of our guests, whom we thank for their participation and we hope to have them soon sharing their knowledge:


Ariant Moya

  • Director Fit Point Padel, 14 years of experience in club management

Pablo Crosetti

  • Manager of the Padel Indoor Mataró Academy, 12 years in management and development of clubs and Padel Academies

Santiago Prieto

  • 5 years Director of the Ukomba sports club, Equatorial Guinea

Rafael Romero

  • Director Lomas sporting Club in Mexico City and collaborator of FEMEPA

FIP’s Round table talks, Preparation of a National Team for a Padel World Championship.

We continue adding episodes to our YouTube channel with a new round table talk, for this 3rd video, we have an extraordinary team with a lot of experience. This time they will explain to us the Preparation of a National Team for a Padel World Championship.


We want to thank the collaboration of these invited experts and we hope to see them soon in the FIP’s coaching talks.



Patrick Fouquet:

– As a player:

Two Europeans and four World Championships

– As a Coach:

Four World Cups for Minors

Five Europeans

Three World Cups for the women’s team.

– 1 TITLE 2019 EUROPEAN CHAMPION Women’s team.


Beto Ferreira:

– National team player from 1993 to 2000

– Women’s Coach in 2000

– Junior’s Coach from 2000 to 2003

– Men’s Coach from 2000 to 2010 and from 2014 to 2018


Diego Miller:

Seven Junior World Championships, six Padel World Championship, an Open World Championship for national pairs, Pan American Games.

– As a Player:

2008, Canada: 5th place in the world for Teams

– As a Coach:

2010, Mexico: Coach of the men’s team (coach of the pre-selection and final team) 6th by teams.

2012, Mexico: Coach of the men’s team (coach of the preselection and of the final team) 4th by teams.

2014, Spain: Coach of the men’s team (coach of the preselection and final team), 8th team.


Jon García Ariño:

– As a Coach:

Former U-18 National Coach from June 2005 to January 2019 by the Spanish Paddle Federation

Ex-Absolute Male National Coach for the Spanish Paddle Federation

Fourteen times World Champion as Coach for Spain

– As a Player:

Participation in World Cups – Toulouse 2000 and México D.F. 2002


Nito Brea:

– Captain of the female team

2002 – Champion – World Cup Mexico.

2010 – Runner-up

2012 – Champion – Cancun World Cup, Mexico.

2013 – Runner-up with the women’s youth team- Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2014 – Runner-up – Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

2015 – South American Champion – Bento Goncálvez, Brazil.

2016 – Runner-up – Cascais, Portugal.

2017 – South American Champion – Santiago de Chile.

2018 – Runner-up – Asunción, Paraguay.

Development kids Padel and search of new talents

The second round table talk, scheduled on Wednesday, May 6 at 5 pm (Gmt + 2) will be will complete the previous episode: Junior’s competitive structures and training systems.

This new online course will try to give ideas of how the sport should be developed and especially the junior’s category and the search for new players who may be the future national stars.

new tools will be given to activate this category and see results in a short time. Helping coaches, clubs, and federations to develop more players and have new practitioners coming.

It will undoubtedly be a talk with a lot of information in which well-known guests with a lot of experience will participate.

Pablo Crosetti, Nito Brea, Gonzalo Gutierrez, Marcelo Capitani will be in charge of giving you the best solutions.

We hope you like it.

New IPF’s activity: Roundtable talks

On May 2, the International Padel Federation launched a new online activity through Youtube open for everyone with the collaboration of all its Associated Members. This new activity consists of roundtables talks for coaches, club managers, and Directors of Federations worldwide.

The topic discussed for this first roundtable was: Work and Development of junior’s competitive structures.

In all sport’s technical courses, the main topics to discuss are the different technical-tactical, physical and psychological aspects, which are basic tools for scheduling different training sessions. However, we can still develop further in the formation of competitive structures that are that final reference that is so necessary for coaches, parents/tutors, and, without a doubt, our junior players.

In this training session talk, the International Padel Federation wants to inform, providing the national technical directors with the necessary knowledge to help outline the best competitive structure for their activity.

We would like to thank, for participating:

Diego Miller, Jon Garcia Ariño, Javier Sanchez, Ari Moya and Asier Gago.

Here is the full first session, hope you like it: