During the 33rd General Assembly of the International Federation of Padel (FIP) in Asunción, Paraguay, changes have been announced.

New Structure of the FIP

The FIP has unveiled its new organizational structure, now spread over three major sites: Rome (Italy), Madrid (Spain), and Lausanne (Switzerland). Lausanne, known as the “Olympic capital”, will house the official headquarters of the FIP at the Maison du Sport International (MSI). This center is also the home of many other international federations, thus consolidating the status of the FIP within the global sporting community.

Ten new member federations

The General Assembly also ratified the entry of ten new federations, bringing the total number of FIP members to 81. The new federations come from the following countries:

  • Algeria
  • Ivory Coast
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Indonesia
  • Kenya
  • Mauritania
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco

Participation in the Pan American Games

2025 in the padel will debut as a medal discipline at the Junior Pan American Games in Asunción. This event will bring together 4 athletes from various sports and will represent an important milestone for the padel on the international scene. After being a demonstration sport at the ODESUR 2022 Games in Asunción and a discipline present at the 2023 European Games in Krakow, the padel asserts itself as a discipline with a promising Olympic perspective.

First global report on padel

FIP President Luigi Carraro presented the first ever World Report on Padel. This report, produced by the FIP Research and Data Analysis Department, provides a comprehensive overview of the development of padel worldwide. Since the last assembly in Rome in July 2023, more than 220 FIP tournaments have been held around the world, with another 200 planned by the end of 2024. More than 2 players from 000 countries have participated in FIP tournaments since the start of 60.

Franck Binisti

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.