Update: World and LTA Padel Tour schedules for 2021
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It’s official padel fans – the sport you love is back with the Madrid Open taking place on the World Padel Tour this week.
But what’s in store for the rest of the year?
With the World Padel Tour, CUPRA FIP Tour and the LTA Padel Tour announcing full schedules for 2021, we’ve pulled together the ultimate guide for the season.
So without further ado, here’s a breakdown of what’s coming up….
World Padel Tour
The world’s leading padel competition, the World Padel Tour, has announced an expansive schedule for this year. With 26 tournaments on the calendar – the most events in a World Padel Tour season to date – there’s plenty of world-class padel action set to take place in 2021.
The array of events include: five Masters tournaments (for elite players), 13 Open events (also for elite players) and six Challenger tournaments (for lower-ranked elite players), all leading up to the Masters Final in Madrid. The circuit will visit six countries, including: Spain, Italy, Sweden, Argentina, Portugal and Mexico.
Also taking place in 2021 is the XV World Padel Championships which is being hosted in Doha, Qatar, from November 15 – 20, 2021. A total of 29 countries have already entered, including the United Kingdom and Ireland, who will both have teams in the event.
|April 5 - 11||Madrid Open, Spain|
|April 19 - 25||Alicante Open, Spain|
May 3 - 9
|Vigo Open, Spain|
|May 24 - 20||Santander Open, Spain|
|June 7 - 13||
Marbella Masters, Spain
|June 14 - 20||Albacete Challenger, Spain|
June 21 - 27
|Valladoid Masters, Spain|
|July 5 - 11||Valencia Open, Spain|
|July 12 - 18||Puerto de Santa María Challenger, Spain|
|July 19 - 25||Las Rozas Open, Spain|
|August 2 - 8||
Málaga Open, Spain
|August 9 - 15||La Nucía Challenger, Spain|
|August 11 - 14||Acapulco Exhibition, Mexico|
|August 23 - 29||
Calanda Challenger, Spain
|August 30 - September 5||Cascais Masters, Portugal|
|September 6 - 12||Sardegna Open, Italy|
September 13 – 19
Barcelona Masters, Spain
|September 20 - 26||Lugo Open, Spain|
|September 27 - October 3||
Segovia Challenger, Spain
|October 4 - 10||Menorca Open, Spain|
|October 11 - 17||Alfafar Challenger, Spain|
|October 18 - 24||Córdoba Open, Spain|
|November 8 - 14||
Swedish Open, Sweden
November 15 - 20
|XV World Padel Championships, Doha|
|November 22 - 28||
Buenos Aires Masters, Argentina
November 29 - December 5
|Mexico Open, Mexico|
|December 16 - 19||Madrid Masters Final, Spain|
Cupra FIP Tour
For the rising stars of the padel game there is the CUPRA FIP Tour: a series of events organised by the International Padel Federation.
In a similar arrangement to how the International Tennis Federation provides younger players with playing opportunities as they strive to make it onto the ATP and WTA Tours in tennis, the FIP Tour runs tournaments for professional and semi-professional padel players across the world.
The full schedule is available on the International Padel Federation website
LTA Padel Tour
Closer to home, 2021 will also see the return of the LTA Padel Tour. The tour gives the best British players an opportunity to gain valuable experience of competing at a national level.
Events are played at venues all over the country and are graded between one and three, depending on the weight of rating points on offer. In 2021 the LTA Padel Tour is set to run from May - July across Britain.
National Tennis Centre
|May 8||Stratford Padel Club||
|May 29||Guernsey Padel Club||2|
|June 5||Tennis World, Middlesbrough||2|
|June 12||Thistle Padel Club||3|
|June 19||West of Scotland Padel||2|
|East Glos Club||3|
|July 3||West of Scotland Padel||2|
Stratford Padel Club
|July 24||Stoke Park||3|
Maldon Padel Club
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