FIP and Premier Padel make enhancements to second half of 2024 Season Calendar, including bolstering tournaments in Spain

FIP and Premier Padel make enhancements to second half of 2024 Season Calendar, including bolstering tournaments in Spain

The International Padel Federation (FIP) and Premier Padel have updated the calendar for the 2024 season, which will see enhancements for players and fans alike – particularly in the sport’s heartland of Spain.

Following discussions between FIP and Premier Padel, the world’s leading unified professional men’s and women’s tour – Premier Padel – will make its debut in the spectacular city of Valladolid, with an indoor P2 tournament being held there from 16-22 September 2024. The Valladolid Premier Padel P2 tournament will be held at the indoor arena “Polideportivo Pisuerga”, while the iconic Plaza Mayor location in Valladolid is planned to host the event in 2025. To effect this change, the FIP Valladolid Platinum tournament – originally scheduled for Valladolid in June – has been upgraded (to become a Premier Padel P2 tournament).

In addition in Spain – one of the most vibrant territories of padel – FIP has added an additional tournament to the CUPRA FIP Tour schedule:- namely the FIP Gold Valladolid, which is scheduled from 24-30 June 2024 in the “Raqueta Valladolid” club.

CUPRA FIP Tour is also including another tournament in Sardegna, the FIP Platinum Sardegna to be held in Cagliari from 15-21 July, which is the week before the final phase of the FIP European Padel Championships in the same city (Cagliari, 22-28 July).

Other consequential changes to the 2024 Season Calendar are:

  • The Genova Premier Padel P2 tournament will now take place from 2-7 July 2024 (not 15-21 July).
  • The NewGiza Premier Padel tournament (21-27 October) will become a P2 event.
  • The Premier Padel P2 tournament in Germany originally scheduled for 16-22 September 2024 will be re-scheduled for the 2025 season.

You can check the calendar updates for the 2024 season by visiting the FIP website: HERE.

 

PREMIER PADEL CONNECTS TO GRASSROOT COMMUNITY WITH PLAYTOMIC

  • Playtomic becomes Premier Padel’s new global community app partner
  • Brings Premier Padel experiences even closer to grassroots fans and local clubs
  • Promotion of Premier Padel tournaments and experiences across Playtomic network
  • Local community engagement including amateur tournaments, competitions and activations in host cities

 

LONDON, DOHA, MADRID – 16 May, 2024 – Premier Padel, the leading official professional padel tour worldwide, today announced Playtomic, the largest community for racket sports players and clubs worldwide, as its global community app partner for the Premier Padel tour.

As part of the new partnership, Premier Padel will become part of Playtomic’s rapidly growing global grassroots community with Playtomic providing valued support in elevating and promoting Premier Padel to a community of over 1 million monthly active padel players and over 5000 partner clubs across more than 52 countries.

As the world’s leading official padel tour, Premier Padel is fully committed to showcasing the tour right at the heart of padel’s grassroots communities – bringing the excitement from iconic arenas to local clubs, fans, and communities. This latest partnership with Playtomic will develop and deliver innovative experiences for local players and clubs which will fully-immerse them with Premier Padel tournaments in host cities.

Rob Mitchell, Commercial Director, Premier Padel said: “We are bringing the thrill of Premier Padel directly into the heart of the grassroot communities of padel clubs and players across the world. This partnership reflects a shared commitment to fostering the growth of padel – bringing new and innovative Premier Padel tournament experiences to millions of passionate padel fans across the globe.”

Pablo Carro, Co-founder of Playtomic said: “Playtomic’s goal is to make the social enjoyment of racket sports accessible to everyone. This partnership will enhance and leverage the overall experience for the fans, who are also players. In essence, the largest community of amateur clubs and players joins forces with the leading circuit of professional players. It’s a genuine perfect match.”

In the month leading up to specific Premier Padel tournaments, Playtomic will provide its members with the opportunity to enjoy the Premier Padel experience through amateur tournaments, activations, and competitions across various host cities. Rome will be the first city to benefit from the new Premier Padel and Playtomic experience, ahead of the Premier Padel Rome Major in June. Discussions are on-going with several other cities including Malaga, Madrid, Rotterdam, Dusseldorf, Paris, Milan and Barcelona to host Premier Padel events throughout the season.

BULLPADEL AND PREMIER PADEL GEAR UP FOR AN ERA OF EXCELLENCE

  • Bullpadel becomes official technical apparel and racket partner until end of 2026
  • Creation of iconic Premier Padel collection and Premier Padel Finals range for fans
  • Unique designs across clothing, rackets, technical footwear, bags and accessories
  • Innovative new range will be launched during the 2024 season

 

LONDON, DOHA, MADRID – 7 May, 2024 – Premier Padel, the leading official professional padel tour worldwide, and Bullpadel, the world’s leading padel brand, today announced a new global partnership agreement for Bullpadel to become Premier Padel’s official technical apparel and racket provider until the end of the 2026 season.

In collaboration with Premier Padel, Bullpadel is designing a unique Premier Padel collection for padel players around the world, allowing social, club, and professional players to benefit from high-performance wear and equipment to elevate their game.

The new collection will combine elegance and style with high technical precision, powering elite performance for professionals, amateurs, and social players for upcoming seasons. This will include Bullpadel’s latest technical innovations and designs across its clothing, racket, footwear, bags and accessories range.

Leading up to December’s Premier Padel Finals in Barcelona, Bullpadel will also introduce an exclusive range of clothing, rackets, footwear, and bags tailored specifically for the tournament.

Rob Mitchell, Commercial Director, Premier Padel said: “This collaboration isn’t just about apparel – it’s about creating an exciting way for players and fans to engage with Premier Padel. Bullpadel is internationally recognised for its elegance, quality, and innovation within padel – the development of this unique collaboration will bring new experiences to Premier Padel fans and supports our shared ambitions to grow the profile of the tour and create a deeper connection with padel fans worldwide.”

Alfredo Peñalver, CEO, Bullpadel said: “We are thrilled to partner with the most important padel tour worldwide, reflecting our ongoing commitment to the growth and promotion of this exciting sport. We look forward to working together to unprecedented levels and delivering exceptional experiences for both players and fans.”

Premier Padel and Bullpadel will be unveiling its new collections in the coming weeks. The Premier Padel collection and Premier Padel Finals range will be available to purchase during the 2024 season, both online at www.bullpadel.com and through selected retailers and tournaments worldwide.

 

About Premier Padel

Premier Padel is the leading official professional padel tour worldwide, founded by Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) together with the International Padel Federation (FIP) and the Professional Padel Association (PPA). Launched in 2022, backed by the Professional Padel Association (PPA), over 500 players from around the world competed in Premier Padel tournaments in its first year and played in some of the most iconic venues in sports history, including at Stade Roland-Garros in Paris. Over 110 leading professional female players joined Premier Padel in March 2023 through the International Padel Players Association (IPPA). In August 2023, it was announced that QSI would acquire World Padel Tour (WPT) to create a single global professional padel tour – called Premier Padel – governed by FIP. From 2024, Premier Padel includes 25 tournaments in 18 countries as the tour continues to grow the sport in new territories and in every dimension. As a global brand, Premier Padel also captures the dynamic essence and spirit of padel, with the sport embarking on an exciting new dawn on a global scale driven by the new unified global tour.

About Bullpadel

Bullpadel was founded in 1995 under the ambitious initiatives of several Argentine and Spanish professionals. In 2005, Aguirre y Cia. S.A took over the brand, the logo was changed, and design and production processes were systematized. Innovation, technology, and quality are the fundamental pillars of the brand. Over the past 5 years, Bullpadel has developed over 15 proprietary technologies to offer consumers the best possible product, consistently leading the market. Bullpadel has exclusive collaboration agreements with internationally renowned manufacturers of high-performance sports footwear to develop cutting-edge solutions that enhance the brand’s products and its proprietary technologies. Bullpadel is the number one brand in the market for the sales of rackets, footwear, and bags. It is also the top-selling brand of PRO rackets designed for professional players. The Spanish brand boasts professional players among its ranks who are featured in various campaigns, such as Paquito Navarro, Martín Di Nenno, Fede Chingotto, Juan Tello, Alejandra Salazar, Gemma Triay, Delfina Brea, and Sofía Araújo; recently joined by Bea González.

Where to Watch – Don’t miss any of the action at any tournament!

Watch all the action on Premier Padel YouTube and RedBull TV:

  • Premier Padel YouTube, rounds 1-3 through Monday to Wednesday – click here
  • RedBull TV, Quarter Finals, Semi-finals and Finals – click here

WHERE TO WATCH – LIST OF TERRITORIES

 

OTHER BROADCASTERS TERRITORIES
beIN MENA (Algeria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Djibouti, Kuwait, Mauritania, Morocco, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Chad, Egypt, Iran, Palestine, Iraq, Qatar, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, UAE, Yemen, USA, Canada, Thailand, HK, Malaysia, Philippines, Brunei, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Turkey
Sport TV Portugal
Sky Italia Italy, San Morino, Vatican City
Super Tennis Italy, San Morino, Vatican City
Movistar Spain, Andorra
Cosmote Greece
Viaplay Baltics (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania), Nordics (Norway, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Iceland)
RTL Play Belgium
Canal+ France, French overseas territories (Reunion, Mayotte, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Saint Pierre et Miquelon, French Southern and Antarctic lands, and Wallis et Futuna), Andorra, Monaco, Haiti, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Netherlands, Romania, Hungary, Switzerland, Poland, Vietnam, Myanmar, Sub-Saharan Africa (Angola, Burundi, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Senegal, Seychelles, Socotra, Sudan, South Sudan, Eswatini, St. Helena and Ascension, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zanzibar, Zimbabwe
ESPN South America (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela)
Central America (Costa Rica, Domican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama)
Caribbean (Anguilla, Antigua, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Barbuda, Bermuda, Bonaire, British Virgin Isles, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Falkland Islands, French Guyana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Martin, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos)
Red Bull TV Worldwide excluding: Switzerland, France, French overseas territories (consisting of: French Guyana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Martin, Reunion, Mayotte, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Saint Pierre et Miquelon, French Southern and Antarctic Lands, Wallis et Futuna), Andorra, Monaco, Haiti, Belgium, Netherlands, Romania, Hungary, Vietnam, Myanmar, Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia

Excluding: Venezuela, Syria, Iran, Cuba, North Korea, Russia (including Donetsk, Crimea and Luhansk)

 

Where to Watch Riyadh Season P1

Watch all the action from the Riaydh Season P1:

  • Premier Padel YouTube, rounds 1-3 through Monday to Wednesday – click here
  • RedBull TV, Quarter Finals, Semi-finals and Finals

Please see below for more information on Where to Watch:

 

WHERE TO WATCH – LIST OF TERRITORIES

 

Via PlayBaltics (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania), Nordics (Norway, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Iceland)

OTHER BROADCASTERS TERRITORIES
beIN MENA (Algeria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Djibouti, Kuwait, Mauritania, Morocco, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Chad, Egypt, Iran, Palestine, Iraq, Qatar, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, UAE, Yemen, USA, Canada, Thailand, HK, Malaysia, Philippines, Brunei, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Turkey
Sport TV Portugal
Sky Italia Italy, San Morino, Vatican City
Super Tennis Italy, San Morino, Vatican City
Movistar Spain, Andorra
Cosmote Greece
Canal+ France, French overseas territories (Reunion, Mayotte, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Saint Pierre et Miquelon, French Southern and Antarctic lands, and Wallis et Futuna) Andorra, Monaco, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Belgium, Netherlands, Romania, Hungary, Switzerland
Canal+ Poland, Vietnam, Myanmar
Canal+ Sub-Saharan Africa (Angola, Burundi, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Senegal, Seychelles, Socotra, Sudan, South Sudan, Eswatini, St. Helena and Ascension, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zanzibar, and Zimbabwe)
ESPN South America (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela)
Central America (Costa Rica, Domican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama)
Caribbean (Anguilla, Antigua, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Barbuda, Bermuda, Bonaire, British Virgin Isles, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Falkland Islands, French Guyana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Martin, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos)
RedBull TV Worldwide excluding, until 31 December 2026: Switzerland, France, French overseas territories (consisting of: French Guyana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Martin, Reunion, Mayotte, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Saint Pierre et Miquelon, French Southern and Antarctic Lands, Wallis et Futuna), Andorra, Monaco, Haiti, Belgium, Netherlands, Romania, Hungary, Vietnam, Myanmar, Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia

 

PREMIER PADEL ANNOUNCES GROUNDBREAKING STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH RED BULL

  • Red Bull becomes a main partner of the Premier Padel tour
  • Multi-year partnership agreed until the end of 2027 season
  • New partnership provides Premier Padel with the most significant broadcast, production and sponsorship deal in padel history
  • Live broadcast experience from quarter-final stage via Red Bull TV in selected territories
  • Elevates visibility of Premier Padel via unique live and non-live content and free viewing to global audiences

 

LONDON, DOHA, SALZBURG – Friday 23 February – Premier Padel, the leading official professional padel tour worldwide, and Red Bull, today announced a new groundbreaking multi-year strategic partnership across media services & streaming, production and sponsorship until the end of the 2027 Premier Padel season.

The new partnership between Premier Padel and Red Bull is the most significant broadcast, production and sponsorship agreement in the sport’s history. It will accelerate Premier Padel’s consumer offering and support the tour’s strategy of growing the sport with new audiences around the world via Red Bull’s world-class media and digital platform network across 130 countries.

Live matches will be available on the free-of-charge platform Red Bull TV (TV and mobile app) in selected territories from the quarter-final stage through to the final of each tournament, bringing innovative new production capabilities to Premier Padel’s broadcast. The Premier Padel YouTube channel will continue to live stream matches from Rounds 1-3, free-to-air in selected territories.

Red Bull will also create and stream new and engaging content for fans throughout the year on its digital and social platforms, which will complement the live coverage of all Premier Padel tournaments throughout the year and broaden the understanding of the sport across new audiences.

The 2024 Premier Padel season will kick off on 26 February with the Riyadh Season P1, where fans will be able to watch the live matches on terrestrial TV networks, Premier Padel’s YouTube channel for rounds one to three, and on Red Bull TV from the quarter-finals through to the finals.

The partnership will also see Red Bull become a main partner of the Premier Padel tour and will transform the on and off-court experience for both players and fans at Premier Padel tournaments throughout the year, through its Red Bull Athlete Zone and additional exciting activations.

Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, Chairman of Premier Padel, said: This is a transformational moment for Premier Padel and for the professional sport of padel – we are delighted to welcome Red Bull as our strategic partner. As one of the leading brands in world sport, entertainment and media, Red Bull will help drive our professional tour to the highest level, founded on amazing player and fan experiences, exciting digital innovations and global brand visibility. Red Bull’s investment also demonstrates the fantastic sporting and commercial potential of Premier Padel and the sport of padel generally. Premier Padel is on an incredibly exciting journey and we look forward to this next chapter of growth with Red Bull part of our family.

Marcus Weber, Global CMO RedBull, said:We are excited to be partnering with Premier Padel. Together, we will grow the sport and support the athletes, driving its progression and fan engagement. We are happy to offer this new and innovative discipline to new viewers and fans all around the world through a complementary content offering across our global media network.

The deal was brokered by Pitch International, an industry-leading full-service sports marketing agency based in London. More information on Premier Padel’s broadcast agreements for the 2024 Premier Padel season will be communicated ahead of the Riyadh Season Premier Padel P1, taking place from 26 February – 2 March.

PREMIER PADEL ANNOUNCES MONDO AS ITS OFFICIAL TURF PROVIDER

  • Launch of new high-end turf product which becomes “Premier Padel Official Turf”.

  • Agreement “Premier Padel Official Turf” will become premium offering in padel.

  • Presentation of the “Premier Padel Official Turf” at the Riyadh Season P1 and in play at Premier Padel Tour Finals.

LONDON, DOHA, ZARAGOZA, – 19 February – Premier Padel, the leading official professional padel tour worldwide, and Mondo, the world leader in the manufacture of sports floorings and equipment and with an established experience in padel, today announced a new sponsorship and licensing agreement in which Mondo’s exclusive new turf product will become “Premier Padel Official Turf” from 2024 until the end of the 2026 season.

As part of the agreement, Mondo has developed the new PREMIER SUPERCOURT X3, the highest-quality artificial turf system for padel, which will be presented at the Riyadh Season P1, starting on 24 February; and will also be used at the season-ending Premier Padel Finals in Barcelona. The highly anticipated new artificial turf system for the Premier Padel season is the product of an extensive R&D process carried out by Mondo, which seeks to ensure the highest on-court performance, enhance player performance and maximise their safety.

Eno Polo, CEO of Premier Padel, said: “We are thrilled to announce our latest partnership with Mondo which has a rich heritage in developing high-performance turf for padel courts. Our professional players need to play and train on a consistent surface to ensure their optimal performance at Premier Padel tournaments around the world. We are confident that players will enjoy the on-court playing aesthetics and fans will benefit from the enhanced visibility from both courtside and online viewing.”

Nicolas Grand, CEO of Mondo Ibérica, said: “It is an honour for Mondo to formalize this partnership with Premier Padel, the elite professional padel circuit in the world. Mondo remains committed to providing the sport with the best sports surfaces, and we are confident that the new artificial turf system developed for Premier Padel will meet the highest expectations.”

The 2024 Premier Padel season will feature 25 tournaments across 18 countries, showcasing the commitment of Premier Padel to bring the ultimate experience for players and fans alike and grow the sport across the world. Mondo’s “Premier Padel Official Turf” will be present at the season finale, the Premier Padel Tour Finals, which will be played in Barcelona in December.

About Premier Padel

Premier Padel is the leading official professional padel tour worldwide, founded by Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) together with the International Padel Federation (FIP) and the Professional Padel Association (PPA). Launched in 2022, backed by the Professional Padel Association (PPA), over 500 players from around the world competed in Premier Padel tournaments in its first year and played in some of the most iconic venues in sports history, including at Stade Roland-Garros in Paris. Over 110 leading professional female players joined Premier Padel in March 2023 through the International Padel Players Association (IPPA). In August 2023, it was announced that QSI would acquire World Padel Tour (WPT) to create a single global professional padel tour – called Premier Padel – governed by FIP. From 2024, Premier Padel includes 25 tournaments in 18 countries as the tour continues to grow the sport in new territories and in every dimension. As a global brand, Premier Padel also captures the dynamic essence and spirit of padel, with the sport embarking on an exciting new dawn on a global scale driven by the new unified global tour.

About Mondo

Mondo, a prominent company in the global market for sport floorings, sport equipment, and toys, is a family-owned enterprise established in Alba, Italy, in 1948. Mondo Sport & Flooring is the division of the group that encompasses the design and manufacturing of sports flooring and equipment. After 75 years of innovations, ideas, and patents, Mondo has become a renowned brand in the sports facilities sector. Since 2002, Mondo has its own artificial turf factory, Mondo Tufting, in Borja (Zaragoza) where the R&D team works on the creation of specific artificial turf systems for each sports discipline, taking into account the necessary technical and biomechanical characteristics in each case.

Specifically, in the padel sector, Mondo is a leading brand in the artificial turf sales market for padel courts, with more than 20.000 courts supplied worldwide. Currently, its texturized artificial turf system, SUPERCOURT, has been used in more than 135 padel professional tournaments all around the world.

The company has contributed to the success of twelve consecutive Olympic Games, including Tokyo Olympic Games. Mondo remains steadfast in its commitment to producing environmentally sustainable products that are recyclable at the end of their lifecycle, ensuring athletes can perform at their best while minimizing environmental impact.

For more information about Mondo and its product offer, please visit www.mondoworldwide.com

PREMIER PADEL ANNOUNCES MEJORSET AS ITS OFFICIAL PADEL COURT PARTNER

  • MejorSet becomes the “Official Padel Court” partner of Premier Padel.
  • FIP accredited with proven track record of providing the highest quality courts.
  • The Premier Padel court ensures maximum visibility in-game for players and fans.
  • Improved player experience via revolutionary “Shock Lock” system for tournament play.

 

LONDON, DOHA, ALICANTE – 6 February – Premier Padel, the leading official professional padel tour worldwide, and MejorSet, the leading padel court manufacturer, today proudly announced an exclusive sponsorship and licensing agreement for MejorSet to become the “Official Padel Court” partner for Premier Padel from 2024 to 2026.

The agreement will see MejorSet, a prominent player in the padel court industry and part of the LeDap Group, unveil its distinctive and groundbreaking “Full Panoramic” court, featuring Premier Padel’s signature colours and branding, for sale around the world and use at the Premier Padel Tour Finals. In addition, MejorSet will start the year with the new courts present as the Official Court of the Riyadh Season P1 and further announcements will follow with partnerships at other Premier Padel tournaments during the 2024 season.

The unique court will include the revolutionary “Shock Lock” system, invented by MejorSet, which is tailored for tournament play. This system is setting a new standard in padel court technology and improves the overall playability, by blocking in-court vibrations in the court structure at the point of player impact. The court will also feature an exclusive floodlight design, in the shape of half a padel racket, and will also include bespoke court numbering.

Eno Polo, CEO of Premier Padel, said: “We are excited to launch this new partnership with MejorSet which will elevate the player and fan experience at our tournaments across the world. We want to reach new fans and markets and a fully panoramic court, which offers a high-quality viewing experience whilst ensuring complete player protection, helps us to achieve our ambition and grow the sport globally through new and exciting innovations.”

Cecilia Corsini, the newly appointed CEO of MejorSet, expressed her excitement about the partnership, stating, “We are thrilled to join forces with Premier Padel as the Official Padel Court. Our new court model not only showcases innovation and superior quality but also reflects the shared values of excellence and global growth. We are dedicated to contributing to the success of Premier Padel and providing players with an unparalleled padel court experience.”

Hernán Bebé Auguste, Director of International Development at MejorSet, added: “We believe in the power of innovation to drive the sport forward, and this exclusive agreement with Premier Padel aligns perfectly with our mission to set new standards in padel court technology all over the world.”

The 2024 Premier Padel season will feature 25 tournaments across 18 countries, showcasing the commitment of Premier Padel and MejorSet to grow the sport globally and offer an unparalleled experience for players and fans alike.

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For press inquiries, please contact:

a.biryukova@ledap.com

Anastasia Biryukova

Marketing Manager of MejorSet

 

About Premier Padel

Premier Padel is the leading official professional padel tour worldwide, founded by Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) together with the International Padel Federation (FIP) and the Professional Padel Association (PPA). Launched in 2022, backed by the Professional Padel Association (PPA), over 500 players from around the world competed in Premier Padel tournaments in its first year and played in some of the most iconic venues in sports history, including at Stade Roland-Garros in Paris. Over 110 leading professional female players joined Premier Padel in March 2023 through the International Padel Players Association (IPPA). In August 2023, it was announced that QSI would acquire World Padel Tour (WPT) to create a single global professional padel tour – called Premier Padel – governed by FIP. From 2024, Premier Padel includes 25 tournaments in 18 countries as the tour continues to grow the sport in new territories and in every dimension. As a global brand, Premier Padel also captures the dynamic essence and spirit of padel, with the sport embarking on an exciting new dawn on a global scale driven by the new unified global tour.

 

About MejorSet

MejorSet, based in Crevillente, Spain, is a leading padel court manufacturer and part of the LeDap Group. MejorSet has been the official court of the FIP since 2020 and has been featured at prestigious events, including the World Padel Championship, European Games, and several Premier Major tournaments. The company is dedicated to designing, manufacturing, and installing innovative and high-quality padel courts, contributing to the growth and success of padel worldwide. For more information, visit www.mejorset.com.

Wilson® And Premier Padel Announce Official Ball Sponsorship

WILSON® AND PREMIER PADEL ANNOUNCE OFFICIAL BALL SPONSORSHIP

  • Premier Padel selects Wilson as the official ball supplier of the tour.
  • Wilson has developed two high-performing balls, the “Premier Padel Speed ball and “Premier Padel” ball exclusively for Premier Padel tournaments.
  • Premier Padel 2024 calendar includes 25 tournaments in 18 countries.

LONDON, DOHA, CHICAGO – 24 January, 2024 – Premier Padel, the leading official professional padel tour worldwide, and Wilson Sporting Goods Co., the leading global sports equipment manufacturer, today announced a sponsorship agreement for Wilson to be the official Premier Padel ball for the upcoming seasons.

Wilson, together with Premier Padel and the International Padel Federation (FIP), has developed two high-performance balls exclusively for Premier Padel tournaments. The partnership and licensing agreement will see Wilson become the only brand with the right to develop, promote, and market the official ball of Premier Padel, worldwide.

Eno Polo, CEO of Premier Padel, said: “We are pleased to welcome Wilson to the Premier Padel family as our official ball supplier. This collaboration, designed for the long term, is based on our shared values of elite performance, innovation and the growth of padel worldwide. We are delighted that the players have been part of the design team for the official balls, as we place the players at the heart of our project. This sponsorship supports our ambititions to take the sport to the next level as we continue to build a fully international, athlete-first professional tour.”

Jason Collins, Global General Manager of Wilson Racket Sports, added: “We look forward to working with Premier Padel as we come together to deliver high-quality products for one of the most exciting tours in global sport. It has been a long term objective of Wilson to increase the international profile of padel and to bring the sport to new markets, and this sponsorship supports our vision and commitment.”

The two balls that Wilson has developed include the “Premier Padel Speed ball, which is designed for slower playing conditions, and the “Premier Padel” ball, designed for venues with faster playing conditions. The decision of the ball for each tournament will be the responsibility of FIP, Premier Padel and Wilson.

Both balls have been tested by professional padel players, including the 16-time former world number 1, Fernando Belasteguín, who commented on the offical balls: “I am very happy with the final result of both balls as they both perform at a high level during a long time. In addition, I am sure that being able to change the ball depending on the venue will allow us to play at a better level and offer a greater show to fans around the world.” The Premier Padel Speed ball and the Premier Padel ball will be available starting May 1st at retail partners and Wilson.com.

The tournaments confirmed so far where Wilson balls will be used are: Greenweez Paris Major, BNL Italy Major, Riyadh P1, Argentina P1, Andalusia P1, Comunidad de Madrid P1, Milano P1, NEWGIZA P1, Andalusia P2, Dusseldorf P2, and the Premier Padel Tour Finals in Barcelona.

The 2024 Premier Padel season will see 25 tournaments spanning 18 countries in 5 continents taking place throughout the year, demonstrating Premier Padel’s ongoing commitment to reach new markets, grow the game globally and inspire more people to participate.

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About Premier Padel

Premier Padel is the leading official professional padel tour worldwide, founded by Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) together with the International Padel Federation (FIP) and the Professional Padel Association (PPA). Launched in 2022, backed by the Professional Padel Association (PPA), over 500 players from around the world competed in Premier Padel tournaments in its first year and played in some of the most iconic venues in sports history, including at Stade Roland-Garros in Paris. Over 110 leading professional female players joined Premier Padel in March 2023 through the International Padel Players Association (IPPA). In August 2023, it was announced that QSI would acquire World Padel Tour (WPT) to create a single global professional padel tour – called Premier Padel – governed by FIP. From 2024, Premier Padel includes 25 tournaments in 18 countries as the tour continues to grow the sport in new territories and in every dimension. As a global brand, Premier Padel also captures the dynamic essence and spirit of padel, with the sport embarking on an exciting new dawn on a global scale driven by the new unified global tour.

About Wilson Sporting Goods Co.

Chicago, USA-based  Wilson Sporting Goods Co., part of Amer Sports Group, is the world’s leading manufacturer of high-performance sports equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories. The Company brings more thana century of innovation, history and heritage across many sports including Racquet Sports, Baseball, Softball, American Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer and Golf.

In Racquet Sports, Wilson is a global leader in tennis, padel, racquetball, badminton and pickleball. The brand also offers Wilson Sportswear inclusive of lifestyle and performance apparel for all to live like an athlete. Leveraging player insights to create products that push equipment and apparel innovation into new territories, Wilson empowers athletes at every level to perform at their best. Visit www.wilson.com for more information.

PREMIER PADEL ANNOUNCES 2024 CALENDAR

LONDON, DOHA, MADRID, ROME – 19 December 2023 – Premier Padel, the leading official professional padel tour, today announced its eagerly anticipated 2024 calendar. The 2024 season will see 25 tournaments spanning 18 countries in 5 continents taking place throughout the year, demonstrating Premier Padel’s ongoing commitment to reach new markets, grow the game globally and inspire more people to participate.

The season will begin on 26 February 2024 with the Riyadh P1, taking place as part of Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh Season, and will be immediately followed by the Qatar Major. The tour will then move to Mexico and Venezuela in South America before coming to Brussels and Andalusia in April and May. Following this, the tour returns to South America – including Premier Padel’s first visit to Paraguay and Chile. The tour then swings back to Europe in June and July, before a mid-season break in August. The season resumes in Europe and the Middle East – including new Premier Padel locations Rotterdam, Dusseldorf, Sweden, Dubai, and Kuwait City, with further tournaments planned for new locations, before the Milan P1 closes the main part of the season, as it has done for the past two years.

The 2024 calendar will conclude with the first-ever edition of the Premier Padel Tour Finals which will take place in Barcelona on 18-22 December 2024 and will see the top-ranked pairs battle it out for the final trophy of the 2024 Premier Padel season.

Since launching in 2022, Premier Padel has become one of the fastest growing tours in world sport. Over 500 male players from around the world competed in Premier Padel tournaments in its first year, playing in some of the most iconic venues in sports history including at Stade Roland-Garros in Paris. Over 110 leading professional female players joined Premier Padel in March 2023. Premier Padel has secured multi-year broadcast agreements that cover 180+ countries reaching over 150 million households, while the first two Premier Padel seasons attracted almost 25 million views on YouTube.

In August 2023, Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) together with the International Padel Federation (FIP), backed by the Professional Padel Association (PPA) and the International Padel Players Association (IPPA), announced that an historic agreement had been reached with Damm, the owner of Setpoint Events which organises the World Padel Tour (WPT), for QSI to acquire WPT to create a single global professional padel tour – called Premier Padel – in 2024 under the governance of FIP. The 2024 Premier Padel Calendar will be the first season of the newly unified tour.

Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, Chairman of Premier Padel, said: “We are delighted to announce our much-anticipated 2024 calendar. This year will be the first season of the newly unified Premier Padel tour, which will take the sport to the next level – both for the players, who we place at the heart of our tour, but also the whole padel ecosystem. We are looking forward to seeing Premier Padel excite and inspire fans in our fantastic established locations, but also emerging markets around the world as we look to grow the sport in every way. 2024 will be a landmark year for Premier Padel as we proudly continue to build one of the most exciting tours in global sport.

Luigi Carraro, President of the International Padel Federation, said: “The 2024 season marks the beginning of a new era for Premier Padel as the tour expands to 25 tournaments held across 5 continents – and truly becomes padel’s first global professional tour. Together with our National Federations, we are pleased to see the sport grow audiences and participants all around the world, as the tour visits new cities and countries inspiring the next generation. At the International Padel Federation, we are proud to be creating an amazing legacy and building a fantastic future for our sport, with the players at the centre of shaping the tour. We look forward to 2024 being the most exciting season yet, for Premier Padel and also the sport of padel.

The Board of Directors of the Professional Padel Association (PPA), said: “The players are excited to play in the newly unified and expanded Premier Padel tour. We are looking forward to returning to cities where we have strong support and large fanbases, as well as visiting new locations, as we continue to work with Premier Padel to elevate padel to greater international prominence.

The Board of the International Padel Players Association (IPPA), said: “After a successful first season as part of the Premier Padel tour, the IPPA, the female players’ association, is looking forward to a greater second season that is expanding to much more tournaments around the globe. We are delighted with Premier Padel’s commitment to building a successful sporting event for all and look forward to strengthening our relationship to continue contributing to the growth of padel, also for women, worldwide. We are all excited about the 2024 season.”