- World’s number one Padel player, Alejandro Galán, is set to grace Pirelli-backed event as guest of honour
- The first Padel tournament sponsored by Pirelli bolsters the recent Padel craze in the UAE and will witness over 100 registered participants
Dubai, UAE: Leading premium tyre manufacturer, Pirelli, is celebrating the increasing popularity of the Padel tennis in the UAE with the launch of Pirelli Padel Tournament – the biggest of its kind in the UAE. Taking place until 22 May 2021, the Tournament will see the participation of over 100 padel athletes from the local talent pool who will show off their skills and compete to win the title. Alejandro Galán, an exemplary player who has been the recipient of over 10 titles in the last two Padel tournament seasons and ranked number one by the World Padel Tour rankings, will be the guest of honour at the tournament.
Held at Sharjah’s major Padel clubs – Padel Arena and Football Padel Area (FPA), the tournament will host 42 qualifying games in the first three days, followed by an action-packed weekend featuring the Semi-Finals and the Final game. The event will also include various other activities engaging Galán, including exclusive Padel clinics with local athletes and Pirelli VIP customers, and a special exhibition match starring Galán alongside three of the finalist athletes.
Pirelli is trailblasing the new Padel-fever in the Middle East region by sponsoring this exciting new tournament in the UAE. Pirelli has always chosen to support the most elite and niche sports across the world. Whether it be organsing exciting track days at UAE’s incredible circuits in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, or sponsoring a renowned Padel tournament, they are always pioneering in steering the crowd towards such exciting new sports. Padel sport focusses on adrenaline rush and yet it is an elegant and prestigious sport which highly connects with Pirelli’s drive to bring energetic and prestigious experiences.
The exciting slate of events spearheaded by Pirelli will span between 17th to 22nd May, with the quarter finals being held on 21st May from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm, and the semi-finals and finals on the 22nd from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm, respectively. The exclusive Padel clinics with Alejandro Galán will be held on the 20th of May from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and also on 22nd of May from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Founded in Milan in 1872, Pirelli has become one of the world’s largest tyre manufacturers in its 144-year history, with a focus in the high-end range. Through its commitment to R&D, its products are synonymous with Italian excellence in the world, where Pirelli counts 20 tire factories – including the US plant of Rome, Georgia – and a commercial presence in 160 countries. Successfully competing in motorsport since 1907, Pirelli is currently the exclusive supplier of the Formula 1 championship, the Superbike world championship, and many single marque championships around the world.