The two largest and most renowned padel organizations -IPF & WPT- announced what appears to be a game changing partnership. The International Padel Federation -IPF- is the governing body of Padel; World Padel Tour -WPT- is a privately owned padel circuit, commanded by Estrella Damn group in agreement with the professional padel players.
Until 31st of June 2019, each organization managed and published an independently owned padel ranking. Thanks to this partnership, starting on 1st of July 2019, Padel will have a single international ranking that will include professional and amateur national players.
Additionally, the agreement goes further and expands the current WPT universe of competitions with an IPF complementary layer of tournaments organized and operated by National Padel Federations affiliated to IPF. To the existing WPT’s Master Final, Master, Open and Challenger tournaments, IPF will add a Star, Rise and Promotion category of tournaments that come to replace the IPF’s FIP 500, FIP 250 and FIP 100.
Started playing padel in Argentina in 1987. Contributor to the structural development of the sport in Holland since 2006. University lecturer in International Business, specialized in media, sports and entertainment. Senior padel coach, sports journalist, manager and pioneer. Eternal student.