The Marina of Alicante was the stage for yet another leg of the World Padel Tour. The Estrella Damm Alicante Open 2019 was held on April 23rd till the 28th, and spectators are still reeling from all the excitement. In the finals, fans watched as two couples from the men’s circuit faced off for the third time, each hoping to earn their first title. Juan Lebrón and Paquito Navarro pulled no punches. Fernando Belasteguín and Pablo Lima weren’t backing down.
First Title Win
After three exciting matches, the win went to Paquito Navarro and Juan Lebrón at 7-6. The title had been elusive to them in the last two finals, but the ‘Hurricane of the Barrio de los Remedios’ and ‘El Lobo’ prevailed, making themselves the heroes of the Estrella Damm Alicante Open 2019.
But where there are heroes there are also heroins, and this is definitely the case for Alejandra and Ariana’s win over Delfi and Majo. It seemed like neither of these teams were going to let the other win. 19 minutes into the first game the scoreboard simply would not move. But once we hit the finals, the girls of Manu Martin closed it out with a 6-2 win at 37 minutes. It was their first title together at Alicante, and we’re pretty sure that there are more titles for this fierce team in the future.
A Reason to Return to Alicante
Aside from all the excitement, spectators enjoyed the gorgeous weather and even more gorgeous surroundings of Alicante, Spain. The city is known for its love of Padel, and the fun sights to see and things to do, which make a visit to the Padel World Tour all the more entrancing.
Festivals and sport are a huge part of Alicante’s culture and history. The Bonfires of Saint John just happens to be Alicante’s most famous festival, and it takes place during the summer solstice. A week later, there’s fireworks and pyrotechnics competition that takes place on the urban beach, Playa del Postiguet. Visitors to the Padel World Tour certainly took part in Alicante’s year-round nightlife, fueled by tourists, locals, and students attending the University of Alicante. During the summer, this nightlife shifts to Playa de San Juan, but during the Padel tournament, the weather was nice enough to enjoy all that St. John’s Beach has to offer.
Weather Brings the Tourists
If you missed the Estrella Damm Alicante Open 2019, there’s still a chance for you to enjoy the fun sporting events that Alicante has to offer, and summer is the perfect time to enjoy the two-month-long program of music, theater, and dance displayed at Paseo del Puerto.
What sports can you enjoy in Alicante when the World Padel Tour has passed? For one thing, the folks of Alicante love their football, and Hercules CF is the team to beat. If you’re a Padel fanatic and nothing else piques your interest, keep in mind that Alicante is equipped with a number of Padel facilities so that you can strengthen your game and enjoy the sport that Spain considers a national treasure.
It makes sense that Alicante yet again hosted this exciting tournament because the city is famous for its palm-tree flanked boulevards and amazing shopping opportunities. Did you know that Alicante was originally called ‘Lucentum,’ or, ‘City of Light’? Paris has nothing on Alicante, Spain, situated on the Costa Blanca, boasting of pristine beaches, gorgeous parks, attractive plazas, and wonderful adventure.
Although the World Padel Tour’s stop in Alicante, Spain is now complete, that doesn’t mean that the action has to end! Follow the excitement to the Buenos Aires Padel Master 2019, taking place June 4th till the 9th. Padel fans will also be sure to follow the Swedish Open 2019, from June 24th to the 30th.