Dubai PR Network, Online Press Release from Dubai and Middle East
Filter PR by
Victory for Sports Independence and Integrity as ITF's Hostile Takeover of Padel Firmly Rejected

14 November 2022 – The International Padel Federation, the global governing body of padel for over 31 years, is pleased to report that the attempted hostile takeover of padel by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) has been firmly and emphatically rejected today by members of the international tennis community.

At the ITF Annual General Meeting held in Glasgow, a resolution was tabled by the ITF seeking to unilaterally assume the governance of padel, while also seeking to unilaterally lead the development of new disciplines or variations of tennis, such as pickleball. The resolution was definitively rejected by the ITF’s own members.

In the lead-up to the AGM, stakeholders from across the padel, tennis and sports governance world announced their opposition to the attempted takeover – including the Professional Players Association which represents the leading professional players of padel. In the end, the tennis community itself voted to block the takeover in resounding fashion.

Commenting on the result, President of the International Padel Federation, Luigi Carraro, said “Today is a victory for the independence and integrity of sport; for our players, for padel fans; and for all the institutions across world sport who promote and protect the independence of other sports bodies. 

It is also a resounding defeat for self-interested sports executives seeking to rail-road through resolutions to swallow up developing sports. 

We thank all the national tennis federations who defied their own international federation and stood up for padel – we are excited to continue working together to grow our sport hand-in-hand.  We thank the Professional Players Association for raising the voice of the players – who are the heartbeat of our beloved sport. We also thank all our national padel federations worldwide for defending the integrity of our sport.

The International Padel Federation will now continue to work tirelessly to develop padel at the professional and amateur level in all four corners of the world, in collaboration with stakeholders across sport.”

Posted by : Editorial Team
Viewed 4006 times
PR Category : Entertainment
Posted on : Wednesday, November 16, 2022  11:59:00 AM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of
Previous Story : Former Man City Star Micah Richards on Why He is a Big F1 Fa...
Next Story : Danube Sports World – the Largest Indoor Sports Facility in ...
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
Back to Section Home

Related Stories

Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
New Year, New Me with essence Products [15568-Views]
Embrace this New Year with Catrice [11607-Views]
Arab Bank Group Reports Net Profits of $544.3 million for 2022, 25% Cash Dividends [8979-Views]
SAP Announces Q4 and FY 2022 Results [7413-Views]
My Olivanna [6548-Views]
MGD - DSF Raffle Draw Winner [6527-Views]
Tanishq Opens 7th Boutique in the UAE [6478-Views]
Russian Compani will Participate in the 11th Largest International Construction Exhibition... [5998-Views]
LG Announces 2022 Financial Results [5719-Views]
Malabar Gold & Diamonds Launches the ‘Heart to Heart' Jewellery Collection to Celebrate th... [5469-Views]
More Events Target Clients on 3rd day of 6th Dubai Customs Week [4969-Views]
Celebrate Valentine's Day with Joyalukkas ‘Be Mine' Collections [4904-Views]
National Bank of Fujairah PJSC (NBF) – 2022 Results [4543-Views]
du Partners with Dubai Authorities to Operate State-of-the-art Drone Solutions through its... [4485-Views]
Union Coop signs MoU with CoTopia [4330-Views]
Danube Properties Unveils Viewz - an Iconic 1.4bn Project in JLT with Aston Martin Furnish... [4326-Views]
Dubai Jewellery Group Successfully Concludes Dsf Campaign by Giving 100 Winners 25kgs Gold... [4305-Views]
Inaugural Mohammed bin Rashid Falconry Cup Off to a Strong Start [4071-Views]
Luscious Lunch with Your Ladies at Sizzling Wok - a Perfect Galentine's Day Celebration [3952-Views]
382 Health Facilities part of Dubai Health Authority's Single Electronic Medical File Init... [3903-Views]
SPORTMAX PreFall 2023 Collection [3813-Views]
Thomas Pieters Tops the Leaderboard on Shortened Opening Day at Hero Dubai Desert Classic [3780-Views]
UPS Releases 4Q 2022 Earnings [3682-Views]
Special Olympics UAE Recognizes 99 Schools Unified Champion Schools from across the UAE [3645-Views]
Emirates College for Advanced Education Organizes “Education First” Forum to Design Qualit... [3628-Views]
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin on Instagram
Top Sections
Top Stories