The WPT returns with the ”Acapulco welcome home” exhibition
The WPT will officially start this season with the Acapulco exhibition in Mexico.
The WPT season will officially kick off this Friday with the Acapulco Welcome Home exhibit. This tournament will be held between February 18th and 20th, at the Imperial World Expo in Acapulco, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the creation of padel in Mexico.
The event will present the first world padel museum, in which it will be possible to take a tour around the sport's history, memorable moments, and maximum exponents worldwide.
“The traveling exhibition of the Museum will show the legacy of this Mexican sport, which had its beginnings in Acapulco, Guerrero, in the '70s. This space will exhibit more than 40 pieces between racquets, t-shirts, trophies and ephemeris, with the feats that historical figures of this discipline built. In addition to this, different exhibitors from sports brands and associates will be present”, said the organizers Antonio Guzmán and Diego de la Torre.
The tournament will also present some of the most important couples on the professional circuit.
Among the women will be the number one couple in the world, Gemma Triay and Alejandra Salazar; the number 5 of the ranking, Delfi Brea along with Julieta Bidahorria; “The Atomik Twins”, María José and María Pilar Sánchez Alayeto; and The couple formed by the French Alix Collombon and Jessica Castello.
As for the male couples, Fernando "El Boss" Belasteguin and the young promise Arturo Coello; The new couple formed by Maxi Sánchez and Pablo Lima; Federico Chingotto and Juan Tello; And a couple of Agustín Gómez Silingo and Francisco Gil, will be there.
The draw will be completed by the Mexican players Camila Rame together with Natalia Blanco and Ana María Cabrejas together with Belén Fernández on the women's side, and the duo formed by Octavio Lara and Fabián Mujica and the one formed by Pablo Acevedo and Matías Gutiérrez on the male side.
It should be noted that this event had been previously postponed due to the SARS-CoVid-2 pandemic. The event organizers also spoke about this subject, bringing calmness and communicating that all sanitary measures are assured.
"We have the strictest health protocols in order to safeguard the health and well-being of attendants, hosts, and competitors," they said.