- Adding to DP World’s portfolio of global sports sponsorships, the new agreement will help increase support for padel in the country and internationally
DUBAI, UAE: The World Padel Championship Organizing Committee today confirmed DP World as official sponsor of the upcoming IPF World Padel Championship in Dubai. The federation’s flagship biennial tournament is set to take place from October 31 to November 5 at a redeveloped Dubai duty-free tennis stadium.
Now officially titled ‘DP World Dubai World Padel Championship 2022’, the event will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, and hosted by the UAE Padel Association (UAEPA) in association with the Dubai Sports Council and the Dubai Department of Economy & Tourism (DET). It will be the first time in the history of the championship that the kitty will reach €500,000.
“I am delighted to announce that DP World is the official main sponsor of the next edition of the championship here in Dubai,” said Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, President of UAEPA. “With their unparalleled experience in supporting some of the biggest local and international sporting events, this landmark sponsorship of the Padel World Championship will only help to strengthen the position of the United Arab Emirates as the padel capital of the world and to increase exposure to what is already one of the fastest growing sports.
The DP World Dubai World Padel Championship will feature separate men’s and women’s categories, with 16 national teams set to compete in each competition.
Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Chairman and CEO of DP World and Chairman of the Organizing Committee, added; “At DP World, we are committed to supporting platforms that have real values in the world of sport. In a relatively short period of time padel has seen an exponential increase in popularity and the UAE has taken incredible strides to become a global hub for the sport. Our title sponsorship of the Padel World Championship is confirmation of our investment in growing the sport to even greater heights.
The UAE Men’s National Team will make their home debut at the DP World Dubai World Padel Championship 2022. An eight-man squad will represent the Arabian Gulf against an impressive roster of top nations in the game, including Argentina, Belgium , Brazil and Chile. , Ecuador, Egypt, France, Great Britain, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Paraguay, Portugal, Spain and Uruguay.
The national teams qualified for the women’s competition are Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Paraguay, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Uruguay and the United States.
Further announcements about the DP World Dubai World Padel Championship 2022, including the official draw, match times and ticket prices, will be revealed in the coming weeks.
About the UAE Padel Association
Created in 2014, the UAE Padel Association (UAEPA) governs the sport of padel in the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates. As part of its mission and commitment to increase competition, optimize business and fan engagement opportunities and increase the competitiveness of national padel tennis, the UAEPA has implemented an expanded seasonal calendar of tournaments . The UAEPA works with a wide range of government and private sector actors to develop the game at all levels, from the grassroots to the UAE national team.
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