The International Padel Federation (FIP) and the Qatar Tennis, Squash, Padel and Badminton Federation announced that Qatar will host the 17th edition of the FIP World Padel Championships.

The Championships will be held at Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex from October 28 to November 2, 2024.

The flagship FIP bi-annual event will see 16 national teams across both the mens and womens categories have the opportunity to participate in the pinnacle national team padel tournament in Doha later this year.

The 17th FIP World Padel Championships will have Prize Money of 500,000 euros, to be equally distributed between men and women to all countries qualified for the final stage.

Qatar was selected to host this years tournament based on a range of leading criteria, including but not limited to the world-class quality of the sporting facilities, the player conditions and support, major events delivery experience, security, financial surety, geographic location and sporting heritage.

President of Qatar Tennis, Squash, Padel and Badminton Federation Nasser Al Khelaifi said, "We are delighted to host the FIP World Padel Championships 2024 in Qatar at our world class facilities in the Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex in Doha. Qatar has an exceptional track record of delivering fantastic major sporting events based on the highest standards, and where the conditions for players and fans are second-to-none. We look forward to partnering with the International Padel Federation to deliver this pinnacle tournament, and continuing to support FIPs mission to drive the growth and development of padel worldwide."

While congratulating Qatar on hosting the 2024 FIP World Padel Championships, the President of the International Padel Federation Luigi Carraro said: "Doha is a special home for padel - the Qatar Tennis Federation has played an integral role in repeatedly delivering unparalleled international padel tournaments; and we look forward to players and fans enjoying the fantastic hospitality and conditions during the most important tournament in our 2024 calendar. The 2024 FIP World Padel Championships will showcase the most talented athletes in the world and we cannot wait to deliver another historic edition of the tournament later this year."

The popularity of padel in Qatar has also sky-rocketed in recent years, thanks to QTF's leadership and local activations, and the passionate local fan base is another advantage of this host location.