David Beckham has been unveiled as the most recent high-profile backer of padel, because the Qatari league that would rework the game will get underway.
Former England captain Beckham has taken half in a video taking part in padel, the game that’s increasing at a fast price within the UK and world wide.
A number of the greatest names in world sport are embracing padel and there may be enormous momentum behind a sport that has been described as a cross between tennis and squash, performed on a courtroom surrounded by a heavy-duty glass that enables gamers to hit the ball after it bounces again off the wall.
Now Beckham has revealed he has fallen in love with padel, as he spoke at a launch occasion in Qatar.
“It’s a sport that I acquired hooked on very out of the blue. I practice and have enjoyable on the identical time, and doing it in a spot like that is incredible,” the previous Actual Madrid and Manchester United participant instructed the official Premier Padel channels, amongst others.
“You may play at any stage, whether or not you’re a baby or an grownup. It’s rising lots, even throughout the golf equipment I already know many mates and former teammates who’re hooked and that’s unbelievable.”
In the meantime, it has been confirmed that The French Tennis Federation (FFT) and Premier Padel, the official international padel tour ruled by the Worldwide Padel Federation (FIP), that Stade Roland-Garros will host the Paris Premier Padel Main from eleventh to seventeenth July 2022, as a part of a multi-year settlement.
The Paris Premier Padel Main the largest match to be introduced for Europe, and the second main occasion to be introduced for the official Premier Padel tour, supported by the skilled gamers of the PPA and below the governance of the FIP.
Happening on the historic Stade Roland-Garros, the place the French Open tennis is performed every year, the occasion will put padel on an enormous stage this summer season.
“It’s an honour to be the primary European nation to supply the world’s greatest gamers a significant padel occasion,” stated FFT President Gilles Moretton.
“The FFT is proud to put in writing padel historical past by teaming up with FIP and Premier Padel to prepare the Paris Premier Padel Main at Stade Roland-Garros. It will propel padel to a brand new dimension and increase the French fervor for that self-discipline, which the FFT is supporting by way of a multi-lever growth plan.”
Premier Padel have additionally introduced one other landmark broadcasting cope with Sky named because the Official tour’s broadcast accomplice in Italy, UK & Eire, Germany, Switzerland and Austria.