The calendar Premier Padel was released and, one thing is certain, it shook the world of padel. Only 4 tournaments in Spain next year: unprecedented. With the purchase of World Padel Tour by QSI, the padel tends to become international, which is why the number of tournaments in Spain has decreased. Even if Spain is the country with the most competitions next season, that changes from recent years.
However, there remains a real desire of the International Federation of Padel (FIP) and the Spanish Federation of Padel (FEP) to bring together the most prestigious tournaments of the Cupra FIP Tour on Iberian soil. Last year, these tournaments were rather played abroad with Dubai, Mexico and even Sardinia.
As a reminder, FIP Platinum tournaments offer 200 point and FIP Gold events offer 100 point FIP Ranking.
In 2024, we must therefore expect that these two categories of tournaments find Spain, the opportunity for the FEP to “give young talents the opportunity to compete on the circuit, gain experience, and thus ensure succession."
The organization of the FIP Platinum and FIP Gold will be made “hand in hand with the Autonomous Federations“, as explained by the president of the Spanish Federation of padel, Ramón Morcillo.
At this time, Autonomous Federations and other recognized tournament organizers can request approval from the FIP and FEP for the organization of FIP Platinum and FIP Gold events before the 25 janvier. It will therefore be necessary wait a little longer to find out in which cities these tournaments will be played.
It was his brother who one day told him to accompany him on a track. padel, since then, Gwenaëlle has never left the court. Except when it comes to going to watch the broadcast of Padel Magazine, World Padel Tour… or Premier Padel…or the French Championships. In short, she is a fan of this sport.