Two months after the first major trade fair event held in Milan with padel as the star of the show, the transalpine capital, Rome, hosted the Padel Italy X-Perience, the “biggest Italian trade fair” for padel.
It took place at Nuova Fiera di Roma. For 3 days, from 10th to 12th March, tens of thousands of attendees were able to enjoy an inclusive padel experience, with clinics, taster classes, presentations, conferences and several semi-official tournaments.
In total, 20,000 square metres, divided into two pavilions, and 90 exhibitors. Padel Galis was one of them, which set up two of the 10 courts installed at the grounds.
A Padel Galis Ultrapanorámica, in which the ‘sponsor’ Winner -Guidonia Montecelio club, which will open its doors in early April- carried out an extensive programme of racket testing and introductory padel activities, as well as demonstration matches and ‘clinics’.
And the centre court at PIX, a Wilson Elite 90, around which the organisers arranged grandstands with up to 800 seats. The final knockout rounds (quarter-finals, semi-finals and final) of a competition between different Italian clubs were held there, complete with media coverage. There were also various Padel Inclusive Tour matches, in which disabled and non-disabled players took part, thus ensuring maximum exposure of social issues.
This Official Wilson Elite Padel Galis court also witnessed a series of matches that generated a lot of expectation, such as the ones between former AS Roma and Lazio players like Di Canio, Marchegiani, Giannini, Moscardelli, Di Biagio and Mauri. Or exhibition matches played by ‘influencers’, renowned catwalk models, show personalities (Jimmy Ghione, Samantha De Grenet, Arianna David, Angela Melilla, Cecilia Capriotti, etc), and famous sports journalists from television channels such as Sky, Mediaset, etc.
In short, an exhibition and padel event, aimed not only at padel enthusiasts, but also at entrepreneurs and professionals from the industry and sports clubs, which was a great success.
Successful, above all, due to its concept, “as it included not only stands from companies such as ours, but also spaces dedicated to those who wanted to learn and find out more about padel, seeing it played up close and personal by professional and aspiring players.” Among them, many young people from padel schools in Rome had the opportunity to play under the watchful eye of the monitors provided by the organisers. “They are the future of our sport and our business.”
Photo by www.pix-padel.net