Presented as the biggest event of padel never held in Australian territory, the first Australian Padel Open is approaching at breakneck speed. Future major event, the Australian Padel Open has the potential to be a “game changer” for the padel “Aussie”.

While Tennis Australia (Australian Tennis Federation) reaffirms its commitment to the growth of the padel on Australian territory through the organization of this event, it has been confirmed that the finals of this Australian Padel Open would be played during the “finals festival” of the Australian Open Tennis.

For this first event of its kind in Australia, international players are expected to make the trip to compete against a growing number of talented Australians and try to walk away with a share of the $20 at stake.

And the statements of Tom Larner (Chief Executive of Tennis Australia), go in this direction: “The Tennis Australia team is committed to the growth of tennis and this extends to complementary sports such as padel. It's fantastic to host the Australian finals Padel Open on the ground of padel purpose-built at Melbourne Park in January ".

Aware of the potential enjoyed by the padel, he stated in particular that “the expansion of padel in Australia is an exciting new project and we have been working closely with the sport's governing bodies for several years to ensure its growth here".

In addition, Larner took the opportunity to take stock of the padel Australian: ” Currently, there are only six sites of padel in the country, including two in Sydney and Perth, one in Melbourne and one on the Gold Coast. With around 2000 regular players and a strong indication of continued growth, the current positive momentum in the sport means there is increased demand for venues and opportunities in Australia. "

A relevant inventory drawn up by the general manager of Tennis Australia, who notably took Spain as a model of development to follow for the padel Australian in the years to come.

Coming back to the competition, The Australian Padel Open will include two days of qualifying, before 32-man draws that will take place over four days. Qualifying and the first rounds will take place at One Padel, Docklands, on Thursday January 24, while the semi-finals and finals will be played at Melbourne Park on Friday January 27.

Registration for the event is open from Thursday, December 1st. For more information, please contact

Nasser Hoverini

Passionate about football, I discovered the padel in 2019. Since then, it's been crazy love with this sport to the point of abandoning my favorite sport.