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International Padel Federation
Federación Internacional de Padel
AbbreviationFIP
Formation12 July 1991
FounderArgentine Padel Association, Spanish Padel Association, Uruguayan Padel Association
Founded atMadrid
HeadquartersMadrid, Spain
Region
5
Membership
61
Official language
Spanish, English
Websitepadelfip.com

The Federación Internacional de Pádel (FIP) (English: International Padel Federation) is the global governing body for the fast-growing sport of padel. Founded in 1991 in Madrid by representatives from the Argentinian, Spanish, and Uruguayan Padel Federations, the FIP is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting padel worldwide.[1]

One of its key responsibilities is organizing the prestigious Padel World Championship for both male and female players. The FIP has recently taken a more prominent role in the professional padel circuit. In 2022, the FIP entered into a strategic partnership with Qatar Sports Investments (QSI), a Qatari investment fund known for its ownership of Paris Saint-Germain football club.[2] This collaboration aimed to launch a new professional circuit called Premier Padel, governed by the FIP.[3]

Following this partnership, QSI acquired the World Padel Tour (WPT) in 2023.[4] Consequently, the WPT will no longer exist as a separate entity, and its players and tournaments will be integrated into the unified Premier Padel circuit overseen by the FIP.[5]

Presidents

Affiliates

Nations Members

According to the official FIP website, these are the current existing Padel Federations:

Europe:

  1. Albania
  2. Armenia
  3. Austria
  4. Belgium
  5. Bulgaria
  6. Croatia
  7. Czech Republic
  8. Denmark
  9. Estonia
  10. Finland
  11. France
  12. Georgia
  13. Germany
  14. Great Britain
  15. Hungary
  16. Ireland
  17. Israel
  18. Italy
  19. Lithuania
  20. Malta
  21. Monaco
  22. Norway
  23. Poland
  24. Portugal
  25. Russia
  26. San Marino
  27. Slovenia
  28. Spain
  29. Sweden
  30. Switzerland
  31. Netherlands
  32. Turkey
  33. Ukraine
  34. Vatican City

Asia:

  1. Bahrain
  2. China
  3. Iran
  4. Japan
  5. Kuwait
  6. Lebanon
  7. Oman
  8. Qatar
  9. Saudi Arabia
  10. South Korea
  11. Thailand
  12. UAE

America:

  1. Argentina
  2. Brazil
  3. Canada
  4. Chile
  5. Dominican Republic
  6. Ecuador
  7. El Salvador
  8. Guatemala
  9. Mexico
  10. Paraguay
  11. Uruguay
  12. USA

Africa:

  1. Egypt
  2. Senegal

Oceania:

  1. Australia
  2. New Zealand

Events

References

  1. ^ "About International Padel Federation". Padel FIP. Retrieved 9 May 2024.
  2. ^ Rutzler, Peter. "PSG owners sell minority stake to U.S. investment firm Arctos". The Athletic. Retrieved 9 May 2024.
  3. ^ admin (1 February 2022). "FIP announces partnership with QSI". Qatar Sports Investments. Retrieved 9 May 2024.
  4. ^ "BREAKING: Historic agreement between Premier Padel and World Padel Tour". Padel Alto. Retrieved 9 May 2024.
  5. ^ Dixon, Ed (25 August 2023). "QSI reaches deal to acquire Damm-owned World Padel Tour". SportsPro. Retrieved 9 May 2024.