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  • Friday, March 22, 2024 at 5:35:44 AM
    Last Update : Friday, March 22, 2024 at 5:35 AM

16 Teams and Dozens of Players Participate in Padel One Classification Championship in Saudi

(AWP) - 16 teams competed in the Padel One Classification Championship held in the city of Hail, Saudi Arabia, with the aim of raising the level of the game in the Kingdom.

Hatem al-Nahar, one of the tournament’s organizers, says that the current edition is witnessing a great turnout and is held under the supervision of the Saudi Padel Committee.

He explained, “The game is new to the region and the [Saudi] Kingdom in general. It was approved as an official twentieth tournament in 2024, and we succeeded, thank God, in being able to hold this tournament. The turnout is great and the youth are enthusiastic. It is a tournament loved by all.”

The game mixes elements of tennis and squash and is gaining popularity in Saudi, where facilities to practice the sport are generally available.

A Mexican businessman is credited with introducing padel to the world in 1969.

Launched in August 2021, the Saudi Padel Committee kicked off its activities by the end of the same year, preparing teams, organizing local tournaments, and establishing the basis for a national padel team.

The Saudi Padel Committee joined the International Padel Federation (FIP) in late April 2022.