The city of Tampere in Finland will host the northernmost and first-ever World Padel Tour event in the land of the midnight sun when the Tampere Padel Exhibition takes place during the weeks of nightless nights from the 30th of June to the 2nd of July 2022.
“2022 is the biggest and the most international circuit in the history of the World Padel Tour. It's great to finally have the tournament in Finland as well. We look forward to what the northernmost World Padel Tour tournament of all time has to offer us,“ comments Mario Hernando, CEO of World Padel Tour.
Padel grows the fastest in Finland too
Finland with a population of just over 5,5 million has over 60 000 players and over 650 courts. With this growth pace, these numbers for Finland will be over 100 000 players and over 1000 courts in 2023. Finland also offers exotic outdoor game experiences during the summertime when the sun does not go down and padel-players can play the game in natural light all night.
“Finland is living the padel fever. It’s exciting to finally get an official WPT event to Finland and especially during the midsummer weeks of nightless nights,” says Aleksi Jäntti, the Deputy Mayor of the city of Tampere.
The best players will meet in the Finnish city of 200 lakes, Tampere
Tampere Padel Exhibition 2022 will gather both national and international fans to the city of Tampere to see some of the best padel players in the world. Besides the midnight sun and its vast natural areas, Tampere will also offer its visitors a great authentic sauna experience as Tampere is known as the sauna capital of Finland.
“Tampere is a safe and magical summer city surrounded by beautiful nature and rich culture, which makes it perfect to welcome the global padel community to the city to enjoy the Exhibition event and so much more,” continues Eetu Rahkola, the founder of the local padel club, Padel Tampere.
Legendary Hakametsä Arena will host the tournament
Tampere is located in Western Finland just two hours from the capital Helsinki. The Exhibition event will be held at the legendary Tampere Ice Stadium, or Hakametsä, as the locals know it.
Hakametsä is the oldest hockey arena in Finland and had its first game played in 1965. The venue has hosted several prestigious sports events such as European and World Championships of boxing, wrestling and ice hockey. With its capacity for 7 300 spectators, it’s the perfect place to host the first Finnish World Padel Tour event.
“We can’t wait to announce the first professionals to play in the Exhibition. It’ll be a week of padel for the global padel and sports community to remember. Tickets will come on sale in February,” adds the Tampere Padel Exhibition 2022 organizer Marko Kuusisto.
More information about the tournament and interviews can be organized with Marko Kuusisto. You can reach Marko through firstname.lastname@example.org or +358 40 835 9952.
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