Ziggo Sport is adding a new sport to its portfolio of top sporting events. The sports channel will broadcast the international tournaments of the World Padel Tour for the next three years. The first tournament to be broadcast is the Reus Costa Daurada Open in Spain on the weekend of 11 to 13 March.
This year, the World Padel Tour consists of 24 events spread over four continents. The year culminates in a Master Final in which the best-ranked players compete against each other. This year, the World Padel Tour is coming to the Netherlands as well. The World Padel Tour Amsterdam Open 2022 will take place from 26 September to 2 October.
Padel is one of the fastest growing sports in the world and is gaining momentum in the Netherlands as well. ‘Padel is extremely popular and padel courts are sprouting up all over the place. It is fast, spectacular, has high entertainment value and appeals to a broad target group. It fits perfectly into Ziggo Sport's portfolio and is a wonderful addition to all the rights we already own’, explains Marcel Beerthuizen of Ziggo Sport.
Wide range of racket sports on Ziggo Sport
Ziggo Sport devotes much time to racket sports. All year round, all ATP 1000 Masters and ATP 500 tournaments can be watched live, as well as Wimbledon, the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, the WTA Tour including all WTA 1000 tournaments, the Davis Cup, the Billie Jean King Cup, the Libéma Open, the ATP Finals, ATP 250 tournaments and many more. The sports channel also broadcasts badminton events.