CANAL+ has become the latest broadcaster to agree a deal to air the Premier Padel Tour ©Getty Images

French broadcaster CANAL+ has agreed a deal to broadcast the Premier Padel Tour, less than a week before the Paris Premier Padel Major is due to get underway at Roland Garros.

The multi-year deal is set to begin with the third of the year’s Premier Padel majors, due to take place in Paris from July 11 to 17.

Global padel tour Premier Padel launched earlier this year, organised by the International Padel Federation (FIP).

Its opening major tournament took place in Doha, Qatar in March, with the Italy Premier Padel Major following at Rome’s Foro Italico last month.

The final Premier Padel Major of the year is scheduled to be the Mexico Premier Padel Major at the Club Sonoma en Monterrey in Mexico from November 28 to December 4.

Italy’s Premier Padel Major was broadcast in 167 territories around the world according to FIP, an increase on the 156 that broadcast the Ooredoo Qatar Major.

CANAL+'s coverage of the Premier Padel Tour is due to begin next week with the Paris Premier  Padel Major ©Premier Padel
CANAL+'s coverage of the Premier Padel Tour is due to begin next week with the Paris Premier Padel Major ©Premier Padel

Speaking about the new deal FIP President Luigi Carraro said: "We are delighted to add CANAL+ to our world-class portfolio of international broadcasters.

"The response to Premier Padel has been breathtaking and we look forward to padel fans at the venue and fans watching on from all over the world enjoying the upcoming Greenweez Paris Premier Padel Major at Stade Roland-Garros.

"One of the most historic venues in the world will welcome the fastest growing sport in the world, it’s one not to be missed."

Thomas Sénécal, CANAL+ director of sports added: "CANAL+ has always been a great supporter of emerging sports.

"Offering Premier Padel to all our subscribers worldwide is a perfect example of this.

"Launching our Premier Padel coverage with the Major in France at the prestigious setting of Roland-Garros? We couldn't dream of anything better!"

Premier Padel has already committed to hosting at least ten new tournaments this year, with the first of the Category Two events, the Madrid Premier Padel P1, due to be held in the Spanish capital between August 1 and 6.