The 13e World Team Padel Championships are expected to start very soon. The International Padel Federation (FIP) is currently validating the dates and venue for the ladies' and gentlemen's qualifications.

The final stages in Lisbon

What has been definitively validated: The final stages will take place in Lisbon from 14 to November 20. If we do not know yet in which club, the FIP explains to us that things should be decanted very soon with the Portuguese Federation of Padel.

Remember that Mexico was one of the destinations a moment tipped to host these final phases. Other countries were in the ranks like USA, Paraguay, Sweden or Belgium.

Qualifying phases that become clearer

 First information: The qualifying stages ladies and gentlemen will not take place at the same place and at the same time. Maybe a little disappointment for some teams who would have liked the teams to stay together and take place at the same time.

For the ladies, there will be the choice between 2 dates and 2 cities:

  • 10 at 12 June, Rijswijk-La Hague, The Netherlands.

  • August 26-28, in Gent, Belgium.

In gentlemen:

  • From 1 to 3 July, in Vilnius, Lithuania.

  • From 7 to 9 July, Basel, Switzerland.

it will be necessary to wait for the 9 May to know definitively where the qualifying phases will take place.

Modalities to prepare for the padel world championships

The 7 and 8 may, the French Tennis Federation (FFT) which represents the French paddle, will have to provide the list of players participating in the qualifications. The FFT explained that it will be the French team 2015 version for qualifications since "The international calendar does not allow us to propose a France 2016 team before these qualifications.".

On the other hand, for the final stages which will take place in Lisbon, and in the case where the team of France is qualified, "it will be the team of France 2016 who will go to Lisbon".

Finally for the finals, the FIP could allow up to 8 players including 2 replacements for each country.

Appointment 9 May to know definitively will place the qualifiers.
Franck Binisti - Padel Magazine
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.