PADEL GOES BACK TO ARGENTINA
The best padel in the world returned to Argentina. From November 6 to 12, the city of Buenos Aires hosted the WPT Buenos Aires Padel Master, FIP1000 plus Tournament included in the FIP 2017 Calendar.
From different provinces throughout the country, more than 20,000 fans vibrated in a fantastic week at La Rural, confirming again the enormous passion with the padel sport feels in Argentina. An exceptional environment that was lived throughout the week in Buenos Aires making an event of a very important magnitude. The APA has supported with its presence and has contributed in the organizational management.
Argentina is living history of the padel. In the decade of the 80 our sport invaded with force the main cities of the country like Capital Federal, Mar del Plata, Mendoza, Cordoba and Rosario, among others. In 1982 there were no more than 12 courts in the whole country.
Thanks to the boom experienced in the following years was in 1987 when the APA ( Argentinean Padel Association ) was founded, currently chaired by Mr. Oscar Nicastro, and began to make official the first national tournaments and the subsequent dispute of the first international meetings Spanish-Argentina.
In 1991, padel was considered the second most practiced sport in Argentina, after soccer, obtaining an important coverage in the main national media. Since then and until our days, the Argentinean padel, together with the Spanish one, has had an essential and fundamental role in the development of our sport.