Should I buy a heavy, medium or light racket? Made of Kevlar, carbon or simple fiberglass? Diamond, round or tear shape? ¬†38mm or 36mm? These are some of the questions a beginning padel player is asking himself.
Below there are some tips that are helpful when choosing a padel racket.
We are proud to announce the first Belgian FIP tournament: TIBEFLEX OPEN. The tournament consist of 3 levels: B, A and A+, both for men and women. The category A+ is recognized as a FIP 100, so international FIP ranking points can be earned for the first time in Belgium!! The tournament will take place in Padel 4U2 Gent.
Subscription is possible in one of the 6 categories:
¬∑ Men A+: May 8-9-10, elimination tournament, at least 2 games.
¬∑ Women A+: May 8-9-10, elimination tournament, at least 2 games.
¬∑ Men A, Men B, Women A, Women B: pre-qualifications from May 2-7, finals from May 8-10. Foreign players can enter the bracket on May 8th.
In the final of the Huizen Padel Championship Marcel Bogaart (NED) and Bram Meijer (NED) defeated Peter Bruijsten (NED) and Coen Beltman (NED) for a 7-6 6-7 6-2
It is remarcable that out of the 4 teams reaching the semifinal, three of them were dutch padel players and members of the Dutch National Team coached by Norberto Nesi.
In the ladies category, Wendy van Eijk (NED) and Nicole Schuurmans (NED) defeated all other female teams in the championship.
For the beginers category Moises Navarro (ESP) and Alberto Valverde (ESP) defeated in the final Eduardo Bernar (ESP) and Alvaro Martinez (ESP) for 4-6 6-4 7-5
In the Open Consolation Tournament, Lino Dell (ITA) and John Lopez (URU) defeated Ricardo Varela (POR) and Frank Beenen (NED) 6-1 6-3
Fourty eight participants inscrived in the tournament from 13 nationalities, including members of the National Team of Germany and Uruguay as well as many beginers and intermediate padel players.
Paralel to the padel tournament, a meeting of the International Padel Federation took place, including a visit of its President, Daniel Patti. In the conversations participated the Presidents of the Belgian and German Padel Federations, as well as Holland and other board members such as Willem Best, Peter Bruijsten, Norberto Nesi and Marcel Bogaart.
Saturday,¬† 18th April 2015. ‚Äď Sunday, 19TH April 2015¬†from 9 AM¬†until 9 PM
This tournament will be played during two days (18th and 19th April 2015) on the fields of the first padel club in Belgium, Padel 4U2. The group matches will be played on Saturday, 18th April 2015, the group matches will be completed, followed by the knock-out phase.
Belgian Open Padel is the first international padel tournament in Belgium. As this tournament takes place in Belgium, its theme will be Belgiums tricolor.