The new American padel circuit, would the APT be a new source of income for padel players? In any case, it is the wish of Fabrice Pastor, president of the APT.
The American Padel Tour is a new professional padel circuit. This weekend ended the first stage, in Mexico, in Mérida.
The pair Stefano Flores and Julio Julianoti won and became the first pair in APT history. For the occasion, she left with a check for 83 Mexican pesos, the equivalent of € 600. A significant sum in padel even more for players from Latin America.
These players that we don't necessarily know show an exceptional level.
The question we can ask ourselves: Will this type of prize not attract South American players playing the qualifications of the WPT in the long term?
The future will tell. But one thing is certain, it is that the endowments should not be reduced.
Fabrice Pastor, president of the American Padel Association announced it; "the goal of these competitions is that players can earn a living". At first glance, this is a good start.
Julien Bondia is a padel teacher in Tenerife. He is the founder of AvantagePadel.net, a software very appreciated by clubs and padel players. Columnist and advisor, he helps you play better through his many padel tutorials.