Le World Padel Tour officially communicated on its 2021 calendar. On the menu: 26 events in 9 months spread over 6 countries and 2 continents. First stop in Madrid from April 5 to 11. A late date but which is obviously explained by the hardness of the health crisis raging in Europe.
Expected at the end of January - beginning of February, the calendar of the professional circuit certainly had to be revised to face the coronavirus.
Detail of the 2021 calendar which is still provisional.
A very Spanish circuit
Le World Padel Tour will pass through 6 countries:
However, it will be noted that all Challengers will take place in Spain and that mostly, the stages will take place in Spain or in Spanish-speaking countries (Argentina and Mexico).
Brazil, a great nation of padel is absent. And no passage either in Belgium or in France, countries where the padel explodes. Casa Padel, which had hosted the Parisian challengers twice had already announced that it did not wish for the moment to repeat this event “particularly costly for the host clubs because they are the ones who carry the majority of the investments".
It is certainly a thorn in the side of the World Padel Tour. Because fans and players will not be able to prevent themselves from making the comparison with the other professional circuit which arrives in Europe: the APT Padel Tower. We will come back to the differences between these two circuits shortly.
Le World Padel Tour 2021 in figures
Some figures on the stages of World Padel Tour :
- 1 Exhibition
- 6 Challenger
- 13 Open
- 5 Master
- 1 Final Master in Madrid
Dates from World Padel Tour
In total, the World Padel Tour offers 26 events in 2021. Below are the dates:
- Madrid Open - April 5 to 11
- Alicante Open - April 19 to 25
- Vigo Open - May 3 to 9
- Cantabria Open - May 24 to 29
- Marbella Master - June 7 to 13
- Albacete Challenger - June 14 to 20
- Valladolid Master - June 21 to 27
- Valencia Open - July 5 to 11
- Port of Santa Maria Challenger - July 12 to 18
- Las Rozas Open - July 19 to 25
- Malaga Open - August 2 to 8
- The Nucía Challenger - August 9 to 15
- Acapulco Exhibition (Mexico) - August 11 to 14
- Calanda Challenger - August 23 to 29
- Cascais Master (Portugal) - August 30 to September 5
- Sardegna Open (Italy) - September 6 to 12
- Barcelona Master - September 13 to 19
- Lugo Open - September 20 to 26
- Segovia Challenger - September 27 to October 3
- Menorca Open - October 4 to 10
- Valencia Challenger - October 11 to 17
- Cordoba Open - October 18 to 24
- Swedish Open (Sweden) - Del 8 al 14 de Noviembre
- Buenos Aires Master (Argentina) - November 22 to 29
- Mexico Open (Mexico) - November 29 to December 5
- Madrid Final Master - December 16 to 19
Remember that we will have 2 major international events in 2021:
- The European Championships, which will take place from June 28 to July 4 a priori in Spain.
- The worlds, which were recently confirmed from November 15 to 21 in Qatar.
Franck Binisti discovers the padel at the Club des Pyramides in 2009 in the Paris region. Since padel is part of his life. You often see him touring France going to cover the major events of padel French.