The statistics behind the biggest and most international World Padel Tour season ever

The statistics behind the biggest and most international World Padel Tour season ever

More tournaments than ever, more hosting countries than ever, more attendance than ever; 2022 has been an incredible World Padel Tour season.

On the court, the quality is higher than ever before, and off it, the same can be said.

We take a look at the most eye-catching numbers that arose from the campaign from a broadcasting and organisational perspective.

Also read: Overview: The records broken in the 2022 World Padel Tour season!

 

The most international season ever

With 25 tournaments held(excluding the six Challengers), 2022 was by far the biggest and most international season in professional padel history.

12 different countries were represented on the WPT calendar, which too is a record. It was the most international season of all time as the sport continues its exponential growth worldwide.

The Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and Austria all hosted their first official tournament, while France held its first Open, having had Challenger events before.

Finland also had its first exhibition at Tampere. In 2023, Finland will hold its first-ever Open at the same event.

 

Record crowds and breaking new ground

One of the most important and impressive records that was broken in 2022 came at the very last tournament, the Estrella Damm Barcelona Master Final.

A whopping 12.141 people came to the Palau Sant Jordi for the semi-finals, shattering the previous record of 9.585 from the 2019 Master Final.

This is another indication of the sheer growth padel is experiencing, World Padel Tour playing a big part in this upward trajectory.

The Malmö Padel Open again saw over 6.500 people attend the event on average across the weekend, equaling last season. It is the largest attendance outside of Spain to date.

 

More-than-successful launch of WorldPadelTourTV

Just over a year after its inception, WorldPadelTourTV has exceeded all expectations.

Over 668.000 users have registered at the time of writing for World Padel Tour's OTT platform.

It has already overtaken the WPT YouTube subscriber tally after its first full season. WPT TV has transmitted 532 matches live and for free in English throughout 2022, over 400 more than in any other year (126 in 2021).

Padel coverage has been better and more expansive than ever before in 2022. With the implementation of the Foxtenn technology, 2023 should build even further on that to give the spectators at home the best possible experience.

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