Bernard Giudicelli, President of the FFT and candidate for his re-election at the head of the Federation, returned to the theme of padel from our colleagues at Tennis Magazine.
Le padel has reached a milestone
Le padel passed the milestone of 10 competitors in February 000 and even 2020 last November despite the health crisis. Good news for the President of the FFT who explains that the padel has taken its place in the family of the French Tennis Federation.
Le padel is today our second flagship discipline, I am in fact president of the French Tennis Federation and padel.
Give it international stature
Hubert Picquier, the elected official in charge of padel at the FFT, member of the Comex in charge of equipment and vice-president of the FIP (Fédération Internationale de Padel) thus places the FFT at the forefront on the international level.
For the president of the FFT, the image of the padel internationally :
It is first necessary to give this discipline an international stature, in particular in its relation with the authorities - whether it is the Olympic body or the International Federation.
Two courts of padel in a tennis club: additional income
The more land padel, plus the padel is known. The territorial network of padel all over France is off to a good start. The President of the FFT continues on this dynamic:
It must then be allowed to develop through the facilities.
Two courts of padel in a tennis club, these are additional revenues but above all a new found conviviality or in any case a dynamism in the functioning of the club.
The agreement we have just signed with the Association of Mayors of France gives us good prospects for the development of this practice.
Franck Binisti discovers the padel at the Club des Pyramides in 2009 in the Paris region. Since padel is part of his life. You often see him touring France going to cover the major events of padel French.