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Hubert Picquier: The FFT PADEL TOUR Master on the Parvis de Notre-Dame in Paris

Very interesting interview where Hubert Picquier explains the padel policy by the FFT from 2019.

Hubert Picquier, the elected in charge of the padel for the French Tennis Federation for almost 6 month could well manage to bring the padel into a new era. In a short time, themes long discussed could emerge from 2019 ...

The challenger at Casa Padel: "We will help them to grow

When we see the facilities and motivation at Casa Padel for this Challenger, it's a very good thing for the padel. This competition has just been born. The role of the FFT, it will be to help them to grow.

Padel development: "Aids will be granted"

We will focus on 4 pillars. First the territorial mesh. The places of practice were identified.

Aid will be granted to install padel courts within federal structures, but also to affiliated / authorized / commercial structures.

"Youth Championships and + 45 years"

The French Tennis Federation will set up a championships of + 45 years, but also a Youth Championship.

"2 padel courts per league center"

The padel development in the leagues and the competition go through the installation of at least 2 paddle fields per league center.

"More specific padel training will be put in place"

Arrangements are made for padel instruction to allow people who do not come to tennis to come and train.

Concerning the padel DE, it is in progress, but it is not our responsibility but that of the ministry.

As early as 2019, arrangements were made to master padel instruction.

But I remind you that you can already teach the padel with the CQP animator.

"FFT PADEL TOUR, the national padel circuit"

The French Tennis Federation sets up its circuit: the FFT PADEL TOUR.

It will be a competition that will go through big cities and that will consist of 5 steps in 2019, 7 steps in 2020 and 9 in 12 steps in 2021.

And an annual master, it will be our little Roland Garros padel.

From 2019, the competition is set up.

"A Master on the Parvis of Notre-Dame"

We are going to decentralize part of the FFT PADEL TOUR Master to the forecourt of Notre Dame Cathedral.

The semi-finals and finals could be held on the forecourt with 2 at 3 thousand people.

We will do animation and development. Because padel does not have the same history as tennis in France.

We must not dissociate the development of the competition.

Both must be together.

France: "An international weight"

France must have a weight in Paraguay. That is why I will be present at the meeting organized by the International Padel Federation during the World. A new president will be elected.

"The desire to create a CNE PADEL and help French players"

Our French have a very good level but they are not in the top 10 of the world ranking. We therefore have the will to create a CNE padel and help French players to be part of the elite international padel.

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Franck Binisti

Franck Binisti discovers the padel at the Pyramid Club in 2009 in the Paris region. Since then padel is part of his life. You often see him touring France by going to cover the big French paddle events.

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