Luigi Carraro, President of the International Federation of Padel, gave us an interview at the Madrid Masters for the World Padel Tour.
He went back on FIP's ambitions to reform itself by giving the International Federation all the tools to "accompany the padel around the world"
Padel is a fashionable sport. It is the most fashionable sport in the world. We must not let go now. But instead make the maximum so that it becomes a sport that lasts in time.
The padel is growing on all continents. It's an asset for him to become an Olympic sport.
For Japan, unfortunately, it is too late, we have no time to validate it as Olympic Sport, especially the Olympic Committee validates this month the sports for 2020.
On the other hand, for Paris, this is our goal. The padel will be Olympic sport.
it's going to be very difficult. But with the help of the French Tennis Federation, which is one of the most powerful federations in the world, we can do it.
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.