World Padel Tour and the internationalisation of Padel
The best padel circuit in the world, the World Padel Tour, already welcomes several countries to its competition, expanding between the different continents. In 2019 there will be tournaments in Sao Paulo (Brazil), Mexico City (Mexico) and London (United Kingdom).Also thanks to the World Padel Tour, padel is becoming known worldwide and in countries you would never expect such as Dubai, Cameroon, Senegal and South Africa, among others.This circuit is grouping more and more padel tournaments every year, bringing together different cultures and countries around the world, with the common goal of competing in this new sport.
Este circuito año va agrupando más torneos de pádel en los que se van sumando diferentes culturas y países del mundo, con el objetivo común de competir en este novedoso deporte.
También gracias al World Pádel Tour, el pádel se está haciendo conocido a nivel mundial y en países que nunca se esperaría como Dubái, Camerún, Senegal o Sudáfrica, entre otros.
The internationalisation reflected in 4 continents and in the World Padel Tour
Padel in América
As can be seen, padel is already present in at least four continents, with the strongest presence in Europe and Central and South America. The two countries that stand out the most in this sport worldwide are Spain and Argentina. In the case of Argentina, it has several padel sports clubs, teams and has padel courts built all over the country. After Argentina, the neighbouring Latin American countries such as Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay and Chile, have been building their first paddle courts, infected by the devotion experienced by the Argentines.
And that is why Latin America currently stands out as the region with the second largest number of padel fans. And they are also among the most represented in the world padel tournaments, often being in the top rankings. An example of a Central American country is Mexico, the birthplace of padel, which also has an interesting trajectory in this sport.
Padel in Asia and its World Padel Tour
On the Asian continent, they already have their own padel tournament: the Asian Padel Cup, in which countries such as Japan, Australia, Thailand, China, South Korea and India participate. And it can be seen with the example of Japan, a country that in 2013 already had a two-court padel club.By the end of 2018, there were already 20 padel courts, with plans for new projects for 2019. Japan, therefore, has been the gateway for other Asian countries known for their love of ball sports.
By the end of 2018, there were already 20 padel courts, with plans for new projects for 2019. Japan, therefore, has been the gateway for other Asian countries known for their love of ball sports.
Which countries will join in the future?
Although the future of padel at an international level is still uncertain, there is no doubt that there are several countries that have already joined and many others that are looking to get into the sport.
And this can be seen both in official competitions and in the construction of padel courts and sports clubs. In Asia, the aim is for South Korea, Thailand and Taiwan to join the sport, especially because of their proximity to each other. Countries that are currently timidly introducing this sport are Russia and Senegal. And another of the big players that is joining and changing the dynamic is the USA. This country has the best conditions to host padel courts and padel circuits. So in the future it is expected that there will be more courts where national and international competition circuits can be organised.
GIMPADEL in the world
At GIMPADEL we have several international projects and very good references abroad with the construction of paddle tennis courts and the installation of paddle tennis courts. Our long term goal is to expand even further and provide padel courts to any country that is interested.
Please contact us for more information. We will be pleased to help you.