Dear Mr von Dahle,


On the website of the German Padel Association you refer to yourself as its president.

Since the DPV regularly does not reply to emails, we (as DPV members) now choose the path of an open letter.


Specifically, we would like to ask you for your opinion on the following matter:

Mr. Darek Nowicki, the most successful German padel player so far, was officially invited by Willy Lahoz (Padel Profi - Captain Team Europe) to represent German padel sports at the EuroAmerica Padel Cup in Estoril from 4 to 6 July.

Instead of being happy about this appointment or congratulating and supporting the player, you called the organisers (we have several witness statements on this) and stated that Mr Nowicki had been banned from all padel events by the DPV. A very unsportsmanlike step and also counterproductive for the development of German padel.

Furthermore, we are not aware of any suspension of the player Darek Nowicki.
Not by a single padel player in Germany, by the way.

As members of the DPV, we therefore ask you to explain the following to us:

1) What makes you feel empowered to speak for the DPV (as President)?
According to the current register of associations of 21 June 2019, you do not even belong to the board of the DPV (Here is a comparison of the data of the register of associations in Cologne with those of the DPV website).

2) When and how is Mr Nowicki supposed to have been suspended by the DPV?
Such a ban cannot be imposed arbitrarily and would have to be decided at a general meeting or at least presented there. There has not been a single reference to this in any general meeting since 2010. Furthermore, the player would have to have been informed about this and also heard. This has not happened either. So what are you referring to when you talk about the player being suspended?

We look forward to your reply as soon as possible.

  • TC Niddapark
  • David Ernsting
  • Dirk Jungels

-> The signatories are all full members of the DPV


Update from 05 July 2019:

Appendix: Current extract from the register of associations - VR 16389 at Cologne Local Court - 04 July 2019


04 July 2019 Register of Associations Cologne VR 16389 Current imprint

04 July 2019 Register of Associations Cologne VR 16389 Current imprint


Note from the editor:

Shortly we will also publish a detailed article about the General Assembly of the DPV on 19 May 2019 in Hamburg.


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