The International Padel Federation -IPF- presented the 12th Junior Padel World Championships. The event will take place in the municipalities of Beniscassim and Castellon, Valencia Autonomy, Spain, from 14th to 20th October 2019.
Important authorities were present at the event, including IPF’s President, Luigi Carraro, Alfonso Monferrer, representative of the Valencia Padel Federation and Enric Porcar, representative of the Minicipality of Castellon, among others.
The Championships consist of two parallel competitions: the World National Teams Championship and the World Open Championship. The playing categories are U-18, U-16 and U-14. Additionally, an unofficial U-12. Two thousand kids from more than sixteen countries will participate in the event.
“For me the Junior World Championship is the most important event organized by the International Padel Federation. Padel is growing all over the world and it will continue to grow but we if don’t continue to stimulate kids to play from an early age, padel will not grow as we want it. For that reason, we will make this the best Junior World Championships in the history of Padel…”, Luigi Carraro, President IPF.
Many of today best professional padel players in the world initiated their international careers in the Youth World Championship, including Paquito Navarro, Franco Stupaczuc, Marta Ortega, Ariana Sánchez, Juan Lebron, Federico Chingoto and Juan Tello.
Holland will participate for its first time in the event. The Nederlandse Padelbond is inscribed both in the girls and boys competitions. A pre-selection team was recently announced by National Team Coach Ewan Watson.
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.