Tribute to Bill Stamile

Mr. Bill Stamile is the founding father and the biggest promoter of the sport of padel in Canada.

Padel would not be played in Canada today were it not for Bill’s relentless persistence and sheer will to keep our game alive that at times were against all odds and often single handedly.

Ever since he first saw the sport played in his native Argentina in 1992 he has been passionate about padel in Canada, and has put in countless hours and personal resources towards the development and promotion of the sport that has been enjoyed by thousands of people over the years.

Since introducing padel to Canada in 1992, Bill has been instrumental in establishing local, regional and national associations as well as chairing numerous initiatives in his efforts to establish a permanent indoor national headquarters for our sport that we hope one day will become a reality.

Bill is a certified padel instructor and has spend thousands of hours on court with beginners, intermediates and elite, which means that if you play the sport in Calgary today, chances are you started with Bill. He has been actively involved in countless number of local and international events from smaller socials and fundraisers to hosting a major Intentional World Padel Championship in Calgary as well as organizing and managing our Canadian National Team programs for over 30 world ranked events.

As a senior member of the International Padel Federation Board of Directors and the overall global padel community, Bill’s know-how and expertise is continually being sought after by individuals working to introduce padel in their own countries.

The Calgary Padel Club is grateful and fortunate to benefit from Bill’s extensive know-how of everything padel and to have his support and involvement in our club programming and activities as we work to reach our club’s objectives to grow and promote padel from grassroots to elite.

Bill can be contacted directly at: 403-671-6838 or at:

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