CATEGORIES OF PADEL TOURNAMENTS

There are 4 categories of FFT Tournaments, which are determined according to the prize money (total amount distributed in euros, per event, non-counted lots).

As a reminder, each tournament therefore includes 1 3 events, Double Senior Men, Double Ladies Senior and / or Double Mixed Seniors.

Depending on the category of the event, a minimum number of teams must register for the event (DM, DD or DMX) to be approved:

  • P 100: prize money from 0 € to 249 € 4 minimum teams
  • P 250: prize money from 250 € to 499 € 4 minimum teams
  • P 500: prize money from 500 € to 999 € 8 minimum teams.
  • P 1000: prize money from 1 000 € or more
    • Gentlemen: 24 minimum teams, selected thanks to the ranking.
    • Ladies and Mixed: 12 minimum teams, selected thanks to the ranking

NB: a Club can perfectly organize, for example, a Tournament with a P 1000 Men's event and a P 250 Ladies event. The category of each event is determined according to the prize money of the event considered.

 

Franck Binisti

Franck Binisti discovers the padel at the Pyramid Club in 2009 in the Paris region. Since then padel is part of his life. You often see him touring France by going to cover the big French paddle events.

4 comments on “CATEGORIES OF PADEL TOURNAMENTS"

  1. Which player in tel tournament category? For example, can the first Belgian player play p250 personally? I have never played a tournament. Can I register in which category? Thanks, have a good day

    1. Hello, dsl I did not understand your message. But basically anyone can do tournaments padel (all categories) Except the top 250 for the P100 and top 100 for the P250. Have a good day.
      The first Belgian player must request an equivalent to the FFT to avoid him and avoid other players too much difference in levels on padel tournaments P100 and P250.

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CATEGORIES OF PADEL TOURNAMENTS

Starting from the 2017 sports year, 4 categories of Tournaments will exist and will be determined according to prize money (amount in euros in cash, non-counted lots).

Each test (senior - there are no age categories at padel), according to his category, will have to register a minimum number teams to be able to be approved, and will have to follow certain regulatory obligations.

-P100 (Padel 100) : prize money de 0€ at 249 €     -  4 minimum teams

-P250 (Padel 250): prize money from € 250 to € 499 - 4 teams minimum.

-P500 (Padel 500): prize money from 500 € to 999 €  - 8 teams minimum.

-P1000 (Padel 1000): prize money of 1000 € et more - 16 teams minimum, selected thanks to the ranking.

NB: A Club can perfectly organize, for example, a Tournament with has a P500 test Gentlemen and a P100 event Dames. The category of each event is determined according to the prize money de the test considered.

SPECIFICATIONS : P100

-Prize money from 0 € to 249 € maximum per proof (lots not counted)

-Application for homologation: receipt of the form at the League at least 6 weeks before the start of the tournament

-Referee: JAT1 minimum (the JA can not be in any tournament player

   that he organizes)

-Arbitration of non-compulsory parties

-4 minimum teams per event / no maximum

  Warning: if fewer than 4 teams entered, the event will not be homologated

-Sports formula (chickens, tables, TMC ...) : free

-Format (s) matches: at the choice of the organizer

-Minimum requirement: 3 new balls per field for the first parts, then 3 balls (not necessarily new) for the following parts

-Each Team Must Play Minimum 3 Matches During Tournament (Classification Matches Included)

Advisory : for more usability, do not hesitate to organize your tournament on a limited time, 3 days maximum.

SPECIFICATIONS : P250

-Prize money from 250 € to 499 € maximum per proof (lots not counted)

-Application for homologation: receipt of the form at the League at least 6 weeks before the start of the tournament

-Referee: JAT1 minimum (the JA can not in any case be player of the

    tournament that he organizes)

-Arbitration of non-compulsory parties

-4 minimum teams per event / no maximum

     Warning : if less than 4 registered teams, the event will not be homologated

-Formulas sport: Final table required from the final 1 / 2

-Format (s) matches:

-Before the final 1 / 2: at the choice of the organizer

-1 / 2 final and final: 1, 2 or 4 format required

-If ranking match (3 / 4 place): 1, 2 or 4 format required

-Minimum obligation: 3 new balls per field at the beginning of the competition, and 3 new balls per game from the final 1 / 2

-Each team must play a minimum of 3 matches during the tournament (including classification matches)

Advisory : for more usability, do not hesitate to organize your tournament on a limited time, 3 days maximum.

SPECIFICATIONS : P500

-Prize money from 500 € to 999 € maximum per proof (lots not counted)

-Application for homologation: receipt of the form at the League at least 6 weeks before the start of the tournament

-Referee: JAT1 minimum (the JA can not be a player du

    tournament that he organizes)

-Arbitration of non-compulsory parties

-8 minimum teams per event / no maximum

  Warning : it takes at least 8 teams for a P500. If less than 8 teams, the   prize announced money will have to be distributed to the players (his).

-Sports Package: Final Table mandatory from the final 1 / 4

-Format (s) matches:

-Before the 1 / 4 final: at the choice of the organizer

-1 / 4 final, 1 / 2 final and final: 1, 2 or 4 format required

-If classification matches (3 to 8 places): 1, 2 or 4 format required

-Minimum obligation: 3 new balls by field at the beginning of the competition and then 3 new balls per game from the final 1 / 4

-Each team must play a minimum of 3 matches during the tournament (including classification matches)

Tip: for more usability, do not hesitate to organize your tournament on a length limited, 3 days maximum.

SPECIFICATIONS : P1000

-Prize money from 1000 € or more, by proof (lots not counted)

-Application for homologation: receipt of the form at the League at least 8 weeks before the start of the tournament

-Referee: JAT2 minimum (the JA can not in any player of the tournament he organizes)

-Arbitration of non-compulsory parties

-16 minimum teams per event - Determined according to Padel's ranking

  Warning : 16 minimum teams are required for a P1000. All prize announced money must be distributed, even in the event that the tournament was to take place with less than 16 teams

-Sports Package: Final Table mandatory from the final 1 / 4

-Screen (s) matches :

-Until final 1 / 2: 1 or 2 format

-Final: 1 format

-Possible classification matches: 1 or 2 format

-3 new balls for each part

-The tournament may be played by knockout

-The tournament must take place over a maximum week

-The minimum free height height under ceiling to hold a P1000 is 7m.

-Players must be able to have lunch at the Club

Tip: predict 2 maximum matches / day per team (long format)

ENTRIES - QUALIFICATIONS - WILD CARDS

P100 / P250 / P500 :

- These tournaments are open to any licensed player (e)) to the FFT for the sports year in

  course, and aged 11 over the registration deadline set by the organizer

- The homologation request must reach the League at least 6 weeks before

  start of the competition

- The Referee decides on the list of teams entered and establishes the pools / tables

- Qualifications are possible: the number of qualified teams is determined by the JA

- Teams can be directly qualified for a phase (final phase by

  for example, in the form of hens or tables). These teams can not then in any

  not be ranked as the best team participating in the previous phase

-Every player must present to the JA the day of his arrival:

  ü an official ID with photograph

  ü his FFT license certificate for the current sporting year

    ü shows certificate mof non-contra-indication to the practice of tennis or      padel in valid competition (less than one year old for 15 years old and over, and less than 6 months old for 11 to 14 year old players - see articles 201 and 202 of the RS FFT)

  (these pieces can be presented in a dematerialized way)

P1000:

  > these Tournaments are open to any licensed player (e)) FFT, age 11 completed by the deadline

  registration

  > Homologation: receipt of the form at least 8 weeks before the start of the tournament

  > Registration : Deadline set at 24 days before the start of tournament

  > the JA must imperatively select the teams according to the last Ranking Padel FFT published

  > The Tournament must include, for its final phase (table, or pools + table) a minimum of 16 teams, with a compulsory final draw from the quarter-finals

  > Qualifications may have an indefinite number of teams, but all must be

   classified and accepted - or no - depending on last ranking Padel FFT published 24 days from the beginning de la  competition)

  > If a new Padel FFT ranking appears between the registration deadline and the start of the competition, it is this new classification which will be used for the determination of the Series Heads.

  > Communication by the JA of the selected teams: 20 days minimum before the start of the tournament

  (the JA determines the teams on the waiting list if necessary)

  > All Player (s) must present to the JA the day of his arrival:

   an official ID with photograph

   his FFT license certificate for the current sporting year

   his medical certificate of no contraindication to the practice of tennis ou padel in valid competition ((less than one year old for 15 ans and more, and less than 6 months for players aged 11 to 14 years - cf. items 201 and 202 of RS FFT)

  (these pieces can be presented in a dematerialized way)

Franck Binisti

Franck Binisti discovers the padel at the Pyramid Club in 2009 in the Paris region. Since then padel is part of his life. You often see him touring France by going to cover the big French paddle events.

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