The First in Wales
Welcome to information on the Welsh Padel Open 2023 - the first ever dedicated padel tournament in Wales. Hopefully, this page will give you the answers to any questions you may have.
Jump to: Who can enter?; What is the format?; How do I enter?
What is it?
The Welsh Padel Open is an LTA approved Grade 3 padel tournament being run by the Welsh Padel Centre over the late May bank holiday weekend, 27th - 29th May. The tournment will be run to LTA guidelines and comprises three categories:
- Mens Open
- Ladies Open
- 100+ event - pairings must have a cumulative age of 100+ with a minimum age 45 e.g. 45 year old with a 58 year old = 103. Pairings can be Mixed, Men or Ladies
Entries are limited to 16 pairs per category. Entry fee is £15 per person (£30 per pair). Prizes per category are TBD. As this is an official LTA approved event, certain rules and terms & conditions are mandated by the LTA. Please view the tournament on the LTA website (opens in a new tab) for details including the LTA rules governing the tournament.
Who can enter?
The Welsh Padel Open is open to all entrants. However, in the event that a category is oversubscribed, preference will be given to those with an official LTA padel ranking. Depending on the numbers entering a qualifying event may be held prior to the tournament.
What is the format?
The Welsh Padel Open will follow a traditional tournament format. Seeds will be allocated based on LTA rankings 7 then pairs drawn to determine their location in the table. The scoring format will be two full sets (to 6 games) with a 'traditional' tiebreaker at 6-6 to seven points. If tied at the end of two sets, the third set will comprise of a match tiebreaker to 10 points.
How do I enter?
Entries open on Monday 10th April via the tournament page on the LTA website (opens in a new tab). Closing date for entries is Monday 22nd May.