premier padel WPT circuit 2024 by HPA blog


1. INTRODUCTION – WPT/PREMIER PADEL Surely “almost” all padel lovers will know and/or have seen a WPT match. However, what some may not know, is that the WPT has come to an end to give way to a new circuit, the Premier Padel… 2. AN OVERVIEW OF THE WPT The WPT circuit came to be … Read more

WHY partnerships break up


CHANGES OF PARTNER – INTRODUCTION Nowadays, changes of partner in the WPT are a very common and almost constant occurrence throughout the season.It is becoming more and more common for players who start the season with one partner to end it with another. There are even players who, throughout the year, may have played with … Read more

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Introduction In padel, unlike tennis, the aerial game is very important, and we use many overhead shots, one of them being the smash X4. Therefore, Smashes are one of the star strokes of padel, combining technique, power, elegance and definition in the same stroke. Depending on their purpose and method of execution we can differentiate … Read more



WORLD PADEL TOUR, PREMIER PADEL AND A1 PADEL INTRODUCTION TO THE PADEL CIRCUITS Surely, all padel fans know or have seen a World Padel Tour tournament. However, it is possible that not everyone has heard of other professionl padel circuits. Therefore, In this article we are going to give an overview of the 3 most … Read more



Introduction Despite what many believe, the lob is one of the most important strokes in padel and, many times, one of the least valued. Many who come from a tennis background have not used this shot often. So, the lob should be learnt from the moment we start playing padel, after learning to hit the … Read more



If you followed the WPT SEASON last year, you will know that not only did this amazing pairing end the season by winning the Estrella Damm Masters in Barcelona, but also ended the season as the number ones for the second consecutive year as well as winning a record breaking 12 titles!!! Let’s start from … Read more

Lebron gallon season 2022


After a surprising and somewhat controversial defeat ( addressed by Lebrón on social media ) at the hands of Javier Garrido (Spain) and his partner Lucas Campagnolo (Brasil) in the round of 16 at the Miami padel open in February, the 2022 WPT season did not get off to a good start for the world number one … Read more

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Pablo Lima

Pablo José Mongelo de Lima, better known in the padel world as Pablo Lima, a professional player born on October 11, 1986, in Porto Alegre, Brazil. At 1.80m tall and left-handed, he is considered one of the best Brazilian players in the history of this sport, especially for his exceptional defensive qualities and his powerful … Read more

Juan Martín Díaz Martínez

Juan Martín Díaz Martínez, also known as “El Galleguito”, is a professional padel player born on November 28, 1975, in Mar del Plata, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Those who have followed this sport for years, consider him one of the best padel players in history, thanks to his reflexes, creativity and ability on the … Read more

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Miguel Lamperti

Miguel Lamperti, also known as “the gray-haired”, is a professional paddle tennis player of Argentine nationality who was born on November 11, 1978, in Bahía Blanca. His extensive career as a player of this sport has led him to become one of the most mediatic athletes of this discipline. He is also popular for his … Read more

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Beatriz González Fernández

Beatriz González Fernández, better known as “Bea” in the WPT world, is a professional padel player born on November 23, 2001 in Malaga, who has captivated the fans of this sport for her daring style on the court. The talent and quality of the young player from Malaga are unquestionable, which is why she has … Read more


Federico Chingotto

Federico Chingotto, also known as Fede Chingotto or “El Ratón”, is a professional paddle tennis player who was born in Neuquén, Argentina on April 13, 1997. Standing around 1.70 m tall, this athlete sneaks around like a mouse. He plays in the drive position and has strong defensive skills. Beginnings Fede, at the time, was … Read more


Alejandro Ruiz Granados

Alejandro Ruiz Granados is a professional padel player born in Malaga, Spain, on June 12, 1994. Interestingly, this left-handed padel player fought for his sporting career despite his diabetes and is now one of the most important players in the world in this discipline. His talent and professionalism contributed, to a large extent, to a … Read more

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Estrella Damm Master Final 2022 to be played in December in Barcelona

Barcelona was chosen to host the Estrella Damm Master Final 2022, the final of the World Padel Tour (WPT) circuit, which will be held from December 15 to 18 this year at the Palau Sant Jordi, known for being the most used Olympic facility in Barcelona. This was announced by Jaume Collboni, first deputy mayor … Read more

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Marta Marrero Marrero

Marta Marrero Marrero is a professional tennis player and professional paddle tennis player, born in the Canary Islands, Spain, on January 16, 1983, who stands out for being an imposing figure at the net. Her defensive and offensive qualities, however, are the factors that have led her to become a reference in this sport. She is … Read more


Franco Stupaczuk

Franco Stupaczuk, better known as Stupa, is a professional padel player who was born in Argentina on May 25, 1996. With a height of approximately 1.80 m, this player does not stand out for being the most physical of all, but he is quite agile and knows how to take advantage of his vertical height, … Read more


Agustin Tapia

Agustín Tapia, better known as “El Mozart de Catamarca”, is a professional padel player born on July 24, 1999 in Argentina, in the city of Catamarca, located 1,200 kilometers from Buenos Aires. This young player has conquered the hearts of the fans of this sport, due to his ingenuity and his optimism for not giving … Read more


Carlos Daniel Gutierrez

Carlos Daniel Gutiérrez Amaya, better known as Sanyo Gutiérrez, is a professional padel tennis player, born in San Luis, Argentina, on June 15, 1984 . With a length of 1.77 m, Sanyo has stood out for his unpredictable style of play, so he always has an ace up his sleeve to surprise his rivals. Beginnings … Read more

Paula Josemaria

Paula Josemaría Martín

Paula José María Martín is a professional padel player, born on October 31, 1996, in Moraleja, Spain. The young athlete has climbed a few positions in the World Padel Tour ranking in recent years to rank 2nd. All this, thanks to her irreverent style of play and her way of understanding the dynamics of this … Read more

Ariana Sánchez Fallada

Ariana Sánchez Fallada, better known as Ari Sánchez “La Magic”, (the magician) is a professional padel player born on July 9, 1997 in Reus, Spain. Her skills, determination and passion on the court, have allowed her to become one of the most successful young players in this sport, remaining in the top of the World … Read more

Gemma Triay

Gemma Triay Pons

Gemma Triay Pons is a professional padel player born in Menorca (Spain) on June 28, 1992. She is currently number 1 in the World Padel Tour ranking, thanks to her tactical and technical skills, but above all for her ability to remain calm and enjoy the game even in the moments when it seems that … Read more

Alejandra salazar

Current World Number One – Alejandra Salazar

Alejandra Salazar Bengoechea, popularly known in the world of women’s padel tennis as “Ale”, is a professional player who was born on December 31, 1985, in Madrid. She has won several Spanish and World championships on multiple occasions, both in pairs and teams, which has led her to become an emblematic figure in this sport. … Read more


Francisco Navarro Compán “Paquito”

Francisco Navarro Compán, better known as “Paquito” Navarro, is a professional padel player who was born on February 10, 1989 in Seville. At 1.81m tall, this Spanish athlete is famous for being a right-handed return and position player who has a slightly short and not-so-athletic style of play. This weakness, however, he makes up for … Read more


Juan Lebrón Chincoa

Juan Lebrón Chincoa, better known as “The Wolf”, was born on January 30, 1995 in El Puerto De Santa María, Andalusia (Spain). At 27 years old and 1.85 m tall, Lebrón is still a fairly young player with a long career ahead of him in padel. Start of their career From the age of 7 … Read more

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Time to meet Martin Di Nenno

Emotional story Martin Di Nenno was born 24 years ago in the city of Ezeiza, in Argentina. Today, he is the current number 3 in the world padel tour ranking… but behind his present success, there is an emotional story of struggle and resilience. “El turquito” began to stand out in padel when he was very … Read more

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Alejandro Galán Romo

Alejandro Gálan Romo, better known as Ale Galán, was born in Madrid (Spain) on May 15, 1996. He started playing tennis at a young age, but quickly ventured into padel tennis. He quickly realized his potential and what he could achieve in this sport. He started competing in 2016 on the World Padel Tour with … Read more

Padel star - Arturo Coello

Made in Spain: Arturo Coello

INTRODUCTION: Arturo Coello Manso was born in the town of Mojados, in the province of Valladolid, on 8 March 2002. Sometimes they call him by one of his two nicknames: “El Rey Arturo” and “Arturito”. He currently occupies the 2nd position (as of 16 May 2023) in the World Padel Tour ranking and, together with … Read more

PABLO AYMÀ Joins HPA Online platform

The WPT Coach joins HPA the Premier online coaching platform with an amazing set of live sessions. Meet Pablo Aymà Pablo Aymà born in February 26, 1974, in Buenos Aires. He began playing padel in his native Argentina when he was 16 years old. Former tennis player (among many other activities), Pablo found in padel … Read more

WPT ranking: Top Padel Players

The World Padel Tour (WPT) Players Ranking are always updated a week after the end of each tournament on the calendar. The most recent update of the list was made on December 19, 2021, in which the best padel players in the world were selected. Do you know the WPT top 10? Here they are… … Read more


Padel legend: The boss…the king of padel. Bela was born on 19th May 1979, in Pehuajo, Argentina. He is the most successful and renowned Padel player to date, since he holds the record for being ranked number 1 for 16 consecutive years. He also became the youngest number 1 player in the world at age … Read more


“It is probably one of the biggest differences between padel and tennis in many ways. Firstly, you are not serving for above your head but from waist height. Secondly, the ball must bounce before you strike it. Thirdly, as you improve, it is unlikely you will be able to win points off your serve” LEARNING … Read more

FIP & WPT Agreement –

International Padel Federation (FIP) & WORL PADEL TOUR (WPT) tournaments In 2019, the FIP and WPT have reached an agreement to unify and make a unique point and ranking system. The main purpose is to develop and improve the sport, since these tournaments are an excellent way to motivate local players, and players from other … Read more