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  • Led Projects
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    Led Projects has a new distributor


    Salisport France has become the exclusive distributor for France and Belgium of Led Projects’ court-illumination products for both tennis and pádel. Founded as recently as 2021, Salisport says it is the top company in France for court maintenance. Led Projects, meanwhile, has been the official supplier of illumination for ...

  • Starvie
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    Starvie’s new head of sales


    Pádel brand Starvie has hired José Antonio Galán Matamoros to be its sales director. He is joining the company from Milwaukee Tool, where he held the same title for a year. He has served in similar capacities at the sport, e-sport and entertainment agency Vanquish, the workwear company Industrial Starter, ...

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    Everysport Group reports declining revenue, Media division shows muscle


    Stockholm-based Everysport Group AB, divided into the Everysport Media and Every Padel businesses, said in its year-end financial report that it had conducted a strategic review of the padel business to return to long-term growth as quickly as possible. This resulted in a net positive impact of SEK 10 million ...

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    PPA reviewing legal options against WPT


    The Professional Padel Association (PPA) is none too happy over the plans of the World Padel Tour (WPT) for the current year. The union has released a nine-point statement alleging breach of player contracts and describing the tour’s “unilateral” decisions as being “of a gravity without comparison, not only in ...

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    Pádel takes the lead in Catalonia


    The battle of racquet sports is hot in Catalonia, according to CMDsport. Back in 2019, for the first time, the ranks of the Catalonian Pádel Federation swelled past those of the Catalonian Tennis Federation. Tennis surged again thereafter but has since fallen behind again. For the past two years the ...

  • Babolat
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    Babolat increasingly focusing on padel


    In an interview with French online sport publication, Babolat’s sales director, Olivier Plancon, said that the company now expects padel to become nearly as relevant for the company as tennis, which remains its main sales driver. Padel currently accounts for 25 percent of Babolat’s business in Europe, and 20 ...

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    Starvie and Asics join forces, comment on pádel


    As the Spanish press reports, racquet manufacturer Starvie has struck a sponsorship deal with Asics for its roster of professional pádel players, who as of this month will be competing in the Japanese brand’s apparel and shoes. Among these players are Bea González, Coki Nieto and Javi Garrido. Quoted in ...

  • Padel Galis
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    Valencian firm aligns with PPA


    Already the official court provider for the World Padel Tour (WPT), Padel Galis has struck a deal to become the first official supplier of courts and grass to the Professional Padel Association (PPA), according to CMDsport. The deal’s terms will give professional players a say in the official court’s design. ...

  • Head

    A second consecutive record year at Head Spain


    Head Spain broke in 2022 the record it set in 2021 for annual sales, which increased by 27 percent from €18.43 to €27 million. As CEO Jochen Schirmer explained to CMDsport, the most recent full year saw equipment purchases rise in tandem with the practice of sports. Moreover, the end ...

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    Head’s pádel team has a new international tour manager


    Head has promoted Jordi Vives from marketing and promotion manager, his post for the last two years, to international tour manager for pádel. He will now be working with Thomas Bischof, director of pro players. Vives hails from Barcelona but studied in the U.S., where he also established a background ...

  • Clustr Internacional Padel
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    CIP to attend this month’s Padel Trend Expo


    The International Pádel Cluster (CIP) will be exhibiting at Padel Trend Expo Milan, as will many of its associated brands: Babolat, Bullpadel, Enebe, Gimpadel, Head, Just Ten, Kelme, Mejorset, Mondo, Okatent, Paddeo, Padel Courts Deluxe, Padel Galis, Playtomic, Set, Softee, Starvie, Stop Sudor, Vibor-A and Wilson. Scheduled for Jan. 13-15, ...

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    All for Padel not quite all pádel


    CEO José Luís Sicre announced at this month’s seventh edition of International Padel Days in Barcelona that All For Padel is looking to make good on its slogan, “Not everything’s padel,” especially when it comes to international expansion. According to CMDsport, the Adidas retail licensee is looking to move into ...

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    LeDap appoints new CEO


    LeDap, an international padel group founded in 2021 that operates a network of padel clubs in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Poland, Spain, Austria, the UAE, Germany and the U.K., has appointed Eno Polo as the group’s new CEO, effective Sept. 5. Polo has many years of experience in the consumer ...

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    Qatar will host World Padel Championship for second year in a row


    The World Padel Championship this year for both men and women will once again be held in Qatar. In 2021, the country hosted the Middle East and Asia’s first padel world championship after it was held in Europe and Latin America. The venue for the 2022 event will once again ...

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    An update on padel in Italy


    The number of padel facilities and courts in Italy continues to grow. According to data from Osservatorio Mr Padel Paddle, 479 new facilities and 1,219 courts have been set up since Jan. 1, bringing the total to 2,323 facilities and 5,908 courts nationwide. The increase has been 26 percent for ...

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    Wilson partners with Italy Major Premier Padel


    Wilson Sporting Goods is partnering with Italy Major Premier Padel as an official sponsor of the event. The final is scheduled to take place on May 29 at Rome’s Foro Italico sports complex. Wilson is the “Official Equipment” of the tournament.

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    New Swedish women’s padel apparel brand launched


    Source: Peachy The motto of the new padel apparel brand Peachy is “from court to cocktail, smashing both in style and in serve” and is designed to encourage women to find a good balance between performance and play. The founders of the new Swedish brand include artist ...

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    International Padel Federation unveils name, logo and dates of new official padel tour


    The International Padel Federation (FIP), headquartered in Switzerland but operating from Spain, has released more details about its new padel circuit, which will be called Premier Padel, and its new logo, a gold star attached to five paddles. Until now, the emerging sport has had only one world championship, the ...

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    World Padel Tour aligns prize money for men and women


    World Padel Tour (WPT) has decided to level all prize money handed out at every event, with immediate effect. With this decision, described as having “no precedent in worldwide sport,” WPT becomes the first global competition to have equal prize money at all its events. This is also the latest ...

  • Decathlon
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    Decathlon continues to expand its presence in professional sports


    Decathlon is signing more athletes from a wide range of sports, further putting its own brands in the spotlight. Following the commitment of French tennis player Gaël Monfils and the expanded involvement in padel sports (we reported), the company has announced additional partnerships in cycling, volleyball, athletics and trail running, ...