World Padel Tour and the union of players ratify the agreement signed im December of 2017 and renew their contracts for five seasons (2019-23). The agreement, which defines the new frontier for padel to grow in the upcoming years, with an option to a further five years, gives continuity to the successful relationship between both parties which began in 2014. The women’s and men’s tours have shown their backing towards the World Padel Tour’s development plan, which has taken professional padel to never before seen heights.
Fernando Belasteguín, Pablo Lima, “Sanyo” Gutierrez, Maxi Sánchez, Matías Díaz, Cristian Gutiérrez, Franco Stupazuck, Juani Mieres, Miguel Lamperti, Juan Martín Díaz, Ramiro Moyano, Maxi Grabiel, Álvaro Cepero, Marcello Jardim, Adrián Allemandi, Álex Ruiz, the Sánchez-Alayeto sisters, Gemma Triay, Lucía Sainz, Alejandra Salazar, Marta Marrero, Marta Ortega, Ariana Sánchez, Eli Amatriain, Paty Llaguno… the best players in the world will continue to bring joy to fans of the WPT until 2023, with an option to prolonging the agreement for a further five years until 2028.
The agreement between the players and the World Padel Tour extemds the successful relationship between both parties which dates back to 2014. The new contract, the base of which was agreed and signed in December of 2017, is the result of continued talks between the WPT and the players and will increase the prize money, especially in the women’s tour, as well as providing the different tournaments with the best resources to practice padel and enjoy the spectacle, amongst other advantages.
Both parties have taken a step forward in this second phase which begins in 2019 and will work together towards developing the Tour and its connection with the fans, who are the main protagonists, in the next five seasons with an option to a further five.
“The contract we’ve signed with male and female players strengthens Damm’s commitment towards sport in general and padel in particular, as well as those who play padel professionally, amateurs and fans, who increase in numbers every year”, said Ramón Agenjo, president of the World Padel Tour.
“The WPT’s main asset is the quality of its competition. We are, without doubt, the best professional padel tour and that puts us in a very strong position. We have the best players in the world and I thank them for renewing their confidence in the WPT. We also have great coaches and a solid team of workers with ample experience who are, without doubt, a reference within the world of professional sport. In our first phase we built the foundations and now we’re working towards securing the future of professional padel”, concludes the head of the WPT.