Tibo Vandenabeele and Gauthier Van Tornhout – © Padel Belgium (Facebook)
The World Padel Championship for Juniors will take place in Asuncion (Paraguay), South America, from November 13 to 18. Belgium produces a nice selection of padel talents.
U14, U16 and U18
Below is the selection per age category:
- Rune Keppens
- Aaron Rodriguez Luna
- Gauthier Van Tornhout
- Tibo Vandenabeele
- Stan Gailliaert
- Achiel Pille
- Natan Vermeiren
- Isaac Huysveld (PWT 296)
- Thibo Matthyssens
- Mateo Torres
- Maxim De Peuter
Support from experienced coaches
The players can count on the professional guidance of Helena Wyckaert (PWT 99) and Nick Braet (PWT 327), who will use their experience to support them as best as possible.
Axelle Moens and Nanou Vereertbrugghen will also travel to participate in the U14 Open Championship for girls.
“Return to the origins”
For Luigi Carraro, President of International Padel Federation (FIP), it means a lot that the World Championship takes place in Paraguay: “Every time major competitions such as the Junior World Championship return to the Americas, one cannot help but feel the emotion of how it it all started in this fantastic country, more than fifty years ago. For the FIP family it is not only the organization of a great competition, but also a return to the origins.”
Jorge Ramirez, President of the Paraguayan Federation, is also extremely proud: “The boys will be cheered on by their families, friends and an entire nation who will be in the stands for a great celebration of the sport and the desire to prove that the The men’s world title won in Mexico in 2021 was no coincidence.”
Stay informed of the adventures of our young padel talents via the Padel Belgium Facebook page and via their Instagram account.