World Padel Tour and Spanish Padel Federation reach historic agreement World Padel Tour and the Spanish Padel Federation (FEP) have created a new category of tournaments: WPT Next. 17/05/2022 En Español Tamara Icardo to miss Madrid Master and Amsterdam Open through illness BT Sport to broadcast World Padel Tour in United Kingdom and Ireland New: 12 Full HD cameras added to strengthen Video Review coverage Damm acquires 100% of World Padel Tour Damm acquires 100% of World Padel Tour Alex Corretja joins World Padel Tour as President Advisor New: Valencia Open sees improved player facilities and qualifying conditions Portuguese Padel Federation joins WPT Next initiative Official Statement - World Padel Tour Bitpanda becomes new World Padel Tour Premium Sponsor World Padel Tour to equal prize money between men and women Experience WorldPadelTourTV on your television with Chromecast and AirPlay! World Padel Tour and the Spanish Padel Federation (FEP) have created a new category of tournaments: WPT Next. All WPT Next events organised by the participating autonomic padel federations will grant points for the World Padel Tour ranking. Depending on the category, the events will be divided in DIAMOND, EMERALD, RUBY and SAPPHIRE. The agreement is open for all national federations to join in upon request.World Padel Tour and the FEP have reached a historic agreement, through which a new category has been formed; WPT Next.It has been created to provide a structure for players and federations for their formative stages.WPT Next will have four types of tournaments, depending on category and ranking: NEXT DIAMOND, NEXT EMERALD, NEXT RUBY and NEXT SAPPHIRE.Going along with the same standards set by WPT and the FEP, all events will have equal prize money for men and women, making padel under the umbrella of both organisations the only sport to have equality in prize money both at the amateur and at the professional level.All national federations are invited to join this agreement with the same conditions established between WPT and the FEP.With this agreement, aiming to protect and help young players with aspirations to reach the professional level, a union between amateur and elite padel in the biggest market in the world, Spain, has been made.This opens the possibility to all countries where padel is emerging at a great pace to join this initiative.