Le Premier Padel Italy Major will take place at the Foro Italico in Rome and will be one of the four major tournaments of the new circuit Premier Padel, organized by the International Federation of padel (FIP) and Qatar Sports Investment (QSI), with the support of the Professional Padel Association (PPA).

We will start with the qualifications which will take place on May 21 and 22. In the main table, we will find the gratin of the padel world, starting with world numbers 1 Juan Lebron / Alejandro Galan. The full list of registrants is available HERE.

Players participating in Premier Padel Italy Major will compete for 2 official FIP ranking points, with the possibility of winning a cash prize of $000. The tournament prize pool is in line with other events of the same level on the official FIP circuit.

The Italian Major joins the other Majors on the calendar Premier Padel in 2022. As you know, in the coming months, the Premier Padel Major de Paris will be played at the Roland Garros stadium from July 11 to 17, and the Premier Padel Mexico's Major will be held in Monterrey from November 28 to December 4. The inaugural tournament, the Ooredoo Qatar Major, was successfully held in Doha in March.

After its launch at the beginning of the year, the calendar Premier Padel 2022 will feature at least 10 events, including the four Majors, also known as Category 1 events. Details of the first Category 2 tournament were also announced in April; the Premier Padel P1 in Argentina will take place from August 8-14, with more to follow later in the year. With the announcement of this tournament, Italy joins the select group of nations chosen by the FIP to host its most prestigious events.

Hosting one of the biggest tournaments in padel in the heart of the Italian capital testifies to the remarkable growth and popularity of this sport at all levels. Today the padel is practiced by thousands of people. The 55 games of Premier Padel Italy Major will be played on three courts.

Angelo Binaghi, president of the Italian Tennis Federation is delighted: “Le Premier Padel Italy Major is a milestone in the history of this sport in Italy. For the first time, fans of padel of our country, which are developing at an accelerated pace, will be able to follow live the best players in the world, be enthusiastic about their victories and, perhaps, be inspired for their matches with friends.

It is very important that Rome hosts this event, because the padel is booming in the capital. This also confirms Rome's ability to organize and host major sporting events. We are honored and delighted with the choice of FIP and Premier Padel to award one of the four Majors to Italy. For us, this event – ​​the realization of which is the result of a partnership with Sport e Salute and the Italian government – ​​is a source of pride, not only for what it means for a sport like padel, but also because it reinforces the vocation of organizing great world-level events, enriching a portfolio that includes the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, the Nitto ATP Finals, the Intesa SanPaolo NextGen ATP Finals and the Davis Cup by Rakuten".

Roberto Gualtieri, mayor of Rome is on the same wavelength: “It is a great joy for us to announce this great sporting event, which will take place in Rome just one week after the Internazionali BNL d'Italia tennis tournament. Such an important event will allow Rome to become one of the world capitals of padel. This sport is becoming one of the most appreciated by the citizens of Rome, who appreciate its active and social side, allowing integration and socialization. By hosting a global event like the Premier Padel Italy Major in Rome, I'm sure the city will follow with passion, proving once again its role as the capital of sport and major events".

Luigi Carraro, President of the International Federation of padel adds: “I am very excited to bring Premier Padel in Italy. Italy is part of the history of padel for a long time, it is therefore normal to host one of the best tournaments in the world in Rome, in front of the Italian fans who are characterized by their warm and contagious support. It's a great opportunity for them to see the best players in the world in action. It was one of the goals we had when we created Premier Padel and the results we have achieved during this first semester are a great motivation for our future. I'm sure the Italian major is the start of something special, for Italy and for this sport. "

Last but not least, Vito Cozzoli, President and General Manager of Sport e Salute, concludes: “ We won a bet that we had the courage to pursue. A dream that we are proud to see come true: today we present to you the Premier Padel Major of Italy. If one of the four major events on the circuit – along with those in Qatar, France and Mexico – takes place in Italy, in Rome, in the Foro Italico, home to sports fans and federations, it is also thanks to the intuition of Sport e Salute. Inside this park, next to the Grand Stand Arena, they have installed tennis courts. padel, in order to satisfy a growing demand from people who practice this sport. This was the starting point of this adventure: in Foro Italico the seed was planted and now we can present its fruits: the Premier Padel Major of Italy".

The tickets for the Premier Padel Major from Italy are on sale HERE.

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.