The route for 2018 is announced: here is the calendar for the World Padel Tour 2018

The season will start on the 20th of March and ends in December with the Master Final

Everything is ready to kick off. The 2018 season on the World Padel Tour has its calendar with 16 events, including Opens and Masters, that will visit the whole of Spain and overseas with the best players in the world going toe to toe. Here is the calendar for this season:

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16 stops in which some well known venues come back for more and some new settings are added, as the quickest growing sport in the world travels to new locations. Here is a roundup of the venues for the season:

Público lleno - Estrella Damm Barcelona Master 2017

Barcelona will kick off the new season on the World Padel Tour. The Estrella Damm Catalunya Master, Trofeo ADESLAS will take place from the 19th to the 25th of March. A top level event that aspires to break the record for spectators at a padel match at the magical Palau Olimpic de Badalona. The first 1700 points up for grab should make for a fascinating affaire.

Panorámica - Finales - Estrella Damm Alicante Open 2017

With spring emerging, the tour returns to Alicante from the 2nd to the 8th of April for the Alicante Open 2018. A tournament that last season had the third most spectators of all, only behind Madrid and Barcelona. The setting will once again be the Centro de Tecnificación de Alicante, which will provide the centre court and the Pabellón Pedro Ferrándiz will have a second court with a capacity for 500 spectators where the women's quarter finals will take place.

Público - Semifinales - Estrella Damm Zaragoza Open 2017

Just like in Alicante, Zaragoza will move its event forward with the Zaragoza Open 2018 taking place from the 30th of April to the 6th of May. The Pabellón Príncipe Felipe will once again be the centre stage of world padel for a week.

The World Padel Tour's first visit to Andalucia will be in a new city, Jaen, which joins the illustrious list of cities to have hosted an event with the Jaen Open. A tournament that will include both a men's and women's draw from the 21th to the 27th of May. The Andalusian city will enjoy its first taste of professional padel, which has created a great deal of anticipation. The setting will be unique, with an outdoor court at the Plaza Santa Maria right beneath the cathedral.

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With spring ending, summer will see the first third of the season come to an end. From the 18th to the 24th of June, the classic Valladolid Open 2018 will make the Plaza Mayor one of the most beautiful and impressive locations on tour. All padel fans from Valladolid and surrounding areas in Castilla y León will surely stop by to take in the action.

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A much awaited reencounter will come from the 2nd to the 8th of July in Valencia. A Master will once again light up the Mediterranean city, after its last tournament in 2016. The stage for the Valencia Master 2018 will be the home of the current Spanish basketball champions Valencia Basket, the Pabellón Fuente de San Luis or "La Fonteta".

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The first international tournament will take place in Sweden. The Scandinavian country will stage an Open for the first time with the Swedish Padel Open 2018 at Bastad. There will only be a men's tournament, with the women making their first appearance there in 2019 and 2020. The Bastad Tenis Club will host the tournament from the 23rd to the 29th of July.

Panorámica - Semifinales Cerveza Victoria Mijas - Costa del Sol Open 2017

We will continue by the sea for our next Open. From the 6th to the 12th of August, the Costa del Sol will stage the Cerveza Victoria Mijas Costa del Sol Open for the second consecutive year. In the heart of the Mijas, the Plaza de la Virgen de la Peña will once again be the setting for centre court.

Pista - Semifinales - Vallbanc Andorra Open 2017

The World Padel Tour will go overseas again with another visit to Andorra. The country from the Pyrenees will host the Andorra Open but this time at the local arena. The event will take place from the 20th to the 26th of August.

A visit to Galicia couldn't go missing on the World Padel Tour. After two years in A Coruña, the local Open will now move to Lugo for the Lugo Open 2018 from the 3rd to the 9th of September, with the tournament being played at the Pazo Provincial de los Deportes de Lugo.

Staying in the area, the tour goes international again by stopping off in Lisbon. The second edition of the Portugal Padel Masters will take place from the 17th to the 23rd of September. This time the tournament will have both the men and women competing, giving the local fans a taste of all the best padel in the world.

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The third and final visit to Andalusia on the World Padel Tour in 2018 will be by the Alhambra once again. The Granada Open 2018 was a complete success last year. The Palacio de los Deportes de Granada will provide the setting once again, where some of the best matches from last season took place. The tournament will be played from the 8th to the 14th of October.

Panorámica 3 - Finales - Keler Bilbao Open 2017

The next stop sees the tour cross Spain from south to north to Bilbao from the 22nd to the 28th of October for the Keler Bilbao Open. After the brilliant response from the fans in Euskadi, the Frontón de Miribilla will transform itself to be the Cathedral of Padel yet again.

Panorámica - Cuartos - Buenos Aires Padel Master 2017

The last international tournament from 2018 is one of the biggest. From the 5th to the 11th of November, the World Padel Tour heads to Argentina for the Buenos Aires Padel Master. The most awaited tournament for Argentine and Latin American fans. La Rural will become one of the most spectacular courts in the world for a unique tournament.

The regular season will end in Murcia, which hosted a Challenger last season, from the 19th to the 25th of November at the Palacio de los Deportes de la Region de Murcia with the Murcia Open 2018.

Panorámica 1 - Estrella Damm Master Final 2017

The last tournament of the year will be the most important as always. The tournament of tournaments: the Estrella Damm Master Final will take the magic of this sport to IFEMA from the 10th to the 16th of December. A golden ending to an exciting season, as always, on the World Padel Tour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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