Bombshell in padel: Nasser Al-Khelaïfi launches a professional circuit

The world of Padel Tennis will undergo a giant change in 2022. After the emergence of the APT Tour as a parallel circuit to the World Padel Tour, where the best players in the world meet, one more may come to the scene in the coming months.

It is a circuit promoted by Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, who in addition to being president of PSG is also president of the Qatar Tennis Federation, and whose creation was conceived last November during the celebration of the XV World Padel Championship in Doha . The businessman, who was also a professional tennis player in his past, was already seen in the stands of the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex during a tournament that MARCA witnessed.


Said circuit, supported through QSI (Qatar Sports Investments) will start in 2022 and will continue in 2023, the year in which the World Padel Tour exclusivity contract with the players ends to develop the main professional circuit. However, the players themselves joined months ago and created the Professional Padel Association in October, an association through which they would negotiate their rights and their future as a group.


Post time: Jan-21-2022