The International Padel Federation (FIP) and the Qatar Tennis Federation (QTF) announced that the Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex in Doha, Qatar, will host the 17th edition of the FIP World Padel Championships from October 28 to November 2, 2024.
The flagship FIP bi-annual event will see 16 national teams across both the men’s and women’s categories have the opportunity to participate in the pinnacle national team padel tournament in Doha later this year.
Qatar was selected to host this year’s 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. 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.
The 17th FIP World Padel Championships will have prize money of €500,000, to be equally distributed between men and women to all countries qualified for the final stage.
Nasser al-Khelaifi, President of Qatar Tennis Federation, 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 FIP’s mission to drive the growth and development of padel worldwide.”
Luigi Carraro, President of the International Padel Federation, said: “We are delighted to finalise the venue for the 2024 FIP World Padel Championships. 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 sport had developed rapidly since the tournament was last hosted here in 2021 – padel is now a global phenomenon – and we continue to grow the sport under the banner of unity, uniqueness and professionalism.”
The FIP World Padel Championships returns to Doha three years after the extraordinary success of the 2021 edition. In 2021, a total of 16 female teams and 16 male teams from 19 countries competed, with Spain triumphing in both the men’s and women’s team competitions and Argentina taking home a silver medal in both categories.