IPF I The Official Governing Body for Padel in India I India Padel
The Indian Padel Federation (IPF) is a not-for-profit organisation limited by guarantee and receives no public funding. It is the acting governing body supported by it’s affiliated members of players, coaches, clubs and approved by the International Padel Federation (FIP).
The organisation is responsible for measuring participation, implementing regulation, and overall minimal standards for all aspects of the sport including and not limited to; court installations, coaching courses, guidance for players, coaches, and clubs.
Our mission is to provide support and guidance, enabling a faster growth for the sport of Padel. We strive to implement structure and regulation whilst defining minimum standards for our evolving sport. We will assist with Padel development matters, pointing individuals and organisations in the right direction wherever required. Our federation has been formed by Padel enthusiasts, professionals and sports lovers alike, determined to work together to create the perfect foundation for this sport.
The mission of IPF is:
– to catapult Padel into a widely practiced sport and to develop, regulate and promote Padel on every level in India
– to structure, organize and/or supervise national and international competitions in India
– to support top level players (juniors and adults) in India and to manage the National team
– to encourage best practices in sports, ethics and social responsibilities
Message from The President
Dear friends, fans and well wishers of Padel,
I am so excited to bring the sport of the millennium century to my country!
When I saw the first game of Padel in Madrid in 2014, I was intrigued. But when I played it, I was sold! Padel is currently the second largest participation sport in Spain (first being football), with a following of more than 10 million players across the world. The Padel phenomenon is so huge that sport psychologists call it the “growth monster of the decade”!
It has taken us almost three years of work to bring Padel to India officially, in the form of a non-profit organisation. Indian Padel Federation’s task as the governing body of Padel in India, is to popularise and develop Padel, according to internationally approved standards and guidelines. We are recognised by the Federación Internacional de Pádel, the world governing body for Padel. We are grateful to the President, Mr Daniel Patti and Vice President Bill Stamile, for their encouragement and support as we establish the sport in India.
IPF’s and my personal mission for 2017, is to showcase Padel in its true spirit- a social and inclusive sport that is sustainable as a sport and as a business opportunity. Our dream is to send a powerful team to represent India in international tournaments. We are in the process of setting up state associations, tournaments and club affiliations to make Padel available to everyone.
As I nurture Padel in India, from its infancy, I hope you will support me in my mission.
Wish you health and joy while you get addicted to Padel!
The IPF consists of the President, Vice President, Executive and Non-Executive board members, supported by committee members, who contribute their time and expertise voluntarily.
SNEHA ABRAHAM SEHGAL
ARUN S R
MANISH B GAJRIA
VICTOR RUIZ FERNANDEZ
NIRMAL F JAIN
Although from varied backgrounds, every member of the IPF is driven by a common dream-to send a powerful Indian contingent to the highest ranked Padel tournaments across the world.