Padel Tennis has found its home at ISPO Munich in Hall B3. The Padel Village brings together exhibitors, brands, and associations, offering a diverse program over the three days of the fair. The centerpiece of the Padel Village at ISPO Munich are two full-size Padel courts. Both the AFP Court and the Portico Court host daily open matches, games, and sporting activities, as well as show matches. Each court is accompanied by a lounge. Adidas takes charge of the AFP Lounge and Court with presentations and interactive activities daily, at 10 am and 4 pm for invited retailers. Additionally, at 11 am and 1 pm on the AFP Court, there's an Adidas Demo Day and an Adidas Fun Day, allowing testing of rackets and courts.
For those who may not be familiar with Padel Tennis or those who want to experience the sport live, show matches featuring international players will take place on both courts of the Padel Village on all three days of ISPO Munich. On Tuesday, November 28, these matches will occur between 10 am and 11 am on both courts and at 2 pm (Portico Court) and 4 pm (AFP Court). Participants on Tuesday include Christian Hahn and Nick Merten, both playing for the German National Team. Additionally, Ruth Romero, Diego Javierre, Daniel Hahn, Aureli Cortada, Victor Heras, Philipp Holz, and Aniol Sibecas will showcase their skills in show matches on the first day of the event.
On the second day of the event, exciting show matches will continue for live Padel Tennis experiences. Between 10 am and 11 am on Wednesday, November 29, show matches will take place on both courts, and between 1 pm and 2 pm on the Portico Court. In the afternoon, as a special highlight, the Padel Pros of the World Padel Tour (WPT) will engage in show matches. The four Varlion WTP players – Jon Sanz, Victor Ruiz, Juanlu Esbri, Noa Canovas – will battle it out at 3 pm on the Portico Court. On Wednesday, you can also meet Vincent Jühlich (National Team), Nick Merten (National Team), and Tim Jäger in the Padel Village.
Padel is played in doubles, making it a team sport with a social component. But is Padel Tennis only for adults? Not at all, as the sport is easy to learn, has a unique dynamic in doubles that is enjoyable for children and teenagers, making it a delight for the whole family, especially when playing as a foursome in leisure time. The German Padel Association (DPV) is on-site with children for matches on Tuesday and Wednesday between 5 pm and 6 pm on both courts. So, even the youngest ones showcase their skills in the Padel Village at ISPO Munich, proving that Padel is suitable for all ages.
The Padel Village at ISPO Munich also offers a program for Padel coaches and those aspiring to become coaches. The A2 Academy, led by Juan Carlos Canga, will conduct demo training and workshops for coaches on Tuesday and Wednesday. On Tuesday, the A2 Academy for interested individuals will take place at 1 pm and 3 pm, each lasting an hour, on the Portico Court. On Wednesday, the coach workshops will also occur on the Portico Court from 12 pm to 1 pm and from 4 pm to 5 pm.
In addition to matches and workshops, brands and exhibitors around the courts will showcase their latest models and present trends and innovations in Padel at ISPO Munich in the Padel Village. For example, AFP will introduce their new courts, and hand in hand with Adidas as the global licensee, they will present the new Adidas Padel Courts Catalog 2024. Additionally, as a premiere, three new racket models from the Adidas Padel, Pickleball, and Beach Tennis Collection 2024 will be presented, that are officially unveiled at the Boss Barcelona Master Final of the World Padel Tour 2023.