With increasing popularity around the world in an array of countries including Argentina, Mexico, Italy, Belgium, The Netherlands and more, including the United States and the UK, Padel is reaching peak popularity in Spain.
Over the past 10 years, Padel has progressed to see a huge professional development since it’s initial outburst in 90s Argentina, with modern tournaments bringing together an average of 20,000 fans in stadiums to celebrate the game.
But where are the games being held? If you’re familiar with sporting tours you’ll know there’s no one set location. If you’re a keen Padel follower or player, and you might even be able to catch a game or two in your city, or make the trip overseas to check out the big leagues!
World Padel Tour: April – December 2021
World Padel Tour is the number one professional Padel circuit worldwide. As the leading It gathers the best players from all around the world and has its central headquarters in Spain, where 12 of the 16 tournaments in the calendar are developed.
This year, WPT announced an expansive schedule of 26 tournaments on the calendar, which is the most events in a World Padel season to date, including 5 Master Tournaments and 13 Open events for elite players, and 6 Challenger Tournaments for lower ranking elite players. All events lead up to the Masters Final in Madrid, visiting 6 different countries on the way including Portugal, Mexico and Argentina. See this year’s Scheduling below …
April 5th-11th Madrid Open, Spain
April 19th-25th Alicante Open, Spain
May 3rd-9th Vigo Open, Spain
May 24th-20th Santander Open, Spain
June 7th-13th Merbella Masters, Spain
June 14th-20th Albacate Challenger, Spain
June 21st-27th Valladoi Masters, Spain
July 5th-11th Valencia Open, Spain
July 12th-18th Puerto de Santa Maria Challenger, Spain
Aug 2nd-8th Malaga Open, Spain
Aug 9th-15th La Nucia Challenger, Spain
Aug 11th-14th Acapulco Exhibition, Mexico
Aug 23rd-29th Calanda Challenger, Spain
Aug 30th-Sept 5th Cascias Masters, Portugal
Sept 6th-12th Sardegna Open, Italy
Sept 13th-19th Barcelona Masters, Spain
Sept 20th-26th Lugo Open, Spain
Sept 27th-Oct 3rd Segovia Challenger, Spain
Oct 4th-10th Menorca Open, Spain
Oct 11th-17th Alfafar Challenger, Spain
Oct 18th-24th Cordoba Open, Spain
Nov 8th-14th Swedish Open, Sweden
Nov 15th-20th XV World Padel Championships, Doha
Nov 22nd-28th Buenos Aires Masters, Argentina
Nov 29th-Dec 5th Mexico Open, Mexico
Dec 16th-19th Madrid Masters Final, Spain
Cupra FIP Tour: April 2021
For the rising stars of Padel, there is the CUPRA FIP Tour: a series of events organised by the International Padel Federation.
Similarly arranged to how the International Tennis Federation provides younger players with opportunities as they strive to make it onto the ATP and WTA Tours in tennis, the FIP Tour runs tournaments for professional and semi-pro padel players across the world.
The CUPRA FIP Tour is held in Dubai, UAE at the NAS Sports Complex.
LTA Padel Tour: May – July 2021
Bringing Padel much more local, this year will see the return of the LTA Padel Tour, providing the best of British players the chance to gain some valuable experience at national level competition.
LTA Tour events will be played at venues all over the country, graded between 1 and 3 depending on the weight of the points available.
May 1st National Tennis Centre Grade 2
May 8th Stratford Padel Club Grade 1
May 29th Guernsey Padel Club Grade 2
June 5th Tennis World, Middlesbrough Grade 2
June 12th Thistle Padel Club Grade 3
June 19th West of Scotland Padel Grade 2
June 26th East Glos Club Grade 3
July 3rd West of Scotland Padel Grade 2
July 17th Stratford Padel Club Grade 1
July 24th Stoke Park Grade 3
July 31st Maldon Padel Club Grade 3