“JPA AWARDS 2023” will be held on February 3rd at Instituto Cervantes de Tokio, a public institution in Spain, looking back on padel in 2023 and looking towards its development in 2024!
Over 60 people participated! The Portuguese Ambassador will be a special guest and will be awarding a shield to the player of the year! ……
The Japan Padel Association (hereinafter referred to as JPA) held the Japan Padel’s largest ceremony of the year, “JPA AWARDS 2023”, on Saturday, February 3rd.
“JPA AWARDS 2023” is a ceremony to look back on the Japanese padel world in 2023 and look forward to the further development of the padel world in 2024. In addition to all the sponsors and partner companies who support the Japan Padel Association on a daily basis, we would like to express our gratitude to the 2024 designated players, 2024 junior designated players, padel enthusiast evangelists, and FiNANCiE token holders. More than 60 people participated.
Additionally, approximately 800 people watched the live broadcast on the day.
[Image 1: https://prtimes.jp/i/23667/103/resize/d23667-103-38bd6a9d6b6797aee0e2-0.jpg&s3=23667-103-6c5c5ec91b55661df0ebceaa8dcdca7f-1616×1080.jpg] “JPA AWARDS” will be held for the fourth time this year. Continuing from last year, the event was held at the Instituto Cervantes de Tokio, a public institution in Spain. We also invited Ambassador Vitor Sereno, the Ambassador of Portugal, as a special guest, who appeared on the talk show and served as an award presenter.
This year’s “JPA AWARDS 2023” will be streamed LIVE in its entirety on the official YouTube of the Japan Padel Association.
“JPA AWARDS 2023” program content
Japan Padel Association Chairman Koji Nakatsuka
13:10 “Padel around the world seen from various perspectives” talk show Japan Padel Association Chairman Koji Nakatsuka
Ambassador of Portugal Ambassador Vitor Sereno
2023 Japan Men’s National Team Captain Tsubasa Kato
2023 Japan Women’s National Team Captain Rio Yamada
13:40 “JPA AWARDS 2023” award
Celebrating your contribution to boosting the Japanese padel world in 2023 ·New face award
・Outstanding Junior Award
・Outstanding Evangelist Award
・Excellent Facility Award
・Facility/Padel Special Achievement Award
・Excellent player award
・Best Player Award
14:30 Japan Padel Association Business Department Activity Report Japan Padel Association Vice President Katsuyoshi Tamai
(14:30) About Padel Market
(14:40) About promotional activities
(14:55) About Japan Padel League
*Japan Padel Association JPL Team Announcement
15:05 Japan Padel Association Promotion and Strengthening Headquarters Activity Report
Japan Padel Association Director/Director of Promotion Headquarters Shingo Takamatsu
(15:10) Announcement of designated players for 2024 reinforcement (15:25) Announcement of designated junior reinforcement players for 2024 *Announced by Naoya Maeda, National Team Manager of the Junior Japan National Team
15:40 Sponsor/Partner Introduction
16:00 Social gathering
After the performance, the opening speech was given by Koji Nakatsuka, president of the Japan Padel Association, and special guests. Ambassador Vitor Sereno, the Ambassador of Portugal, took the stage and received words of congratulations on the holding of “JPA AWARDS 2023″, his love for the sport of padel, and words of support for the Japanese padel world.
The talk show, with the theme of “Padel of the World Seen from Various Perspectives,” was held in Spanish. The 2023 Japanese national team captains of both men and women appeared on stage and had a conversation with the ambassador. Koji Nakatsuka, president of the Japan Padel Association, who served as moderator and interpreter, spoke about padel around the world from an operational perspective, based on his experience at the Junior World Championships held in his native Paraguay last year. Both captains talked about the rapidly growing countries of Asia and Africa, training opportunities overseas, etc. from a player’s perspective. Lastly, the Ambassador of Portugal gave a message of support to the 2024 Japanese national team.
[Image 2: https://prtimes.jp/i/23667/103/resize/d23667-103-c3175ae868bbf7141545-1.jpg&s3=23667-103-b4ccd2143a00380706bff9e079d029b4-1313×878.jpg] Talk show performers: From left: Chairman Nakatsuka, Ambassador Sereno, Yamada, Kato
Next, at the “JPA AWARDS 2023 Awards Ceremony,” eight awards were presented to celebrate the contributions to boosting the Japanese padel world in 2023. Last year’s NEW Facility Award was renamed the Facility Special Achievement Award, and this year we have newly established the “Padel Special Achievement Award.” The winners of each award are as follows.