Luigi Carraro, President of the International Padel Federation, agreed to answer our questions during the 2019 European Padel Championships in Rome.
According to him, there is only one official championship, it is the one organized by the International Padel Federation. However, we asked him questions about the fact that there were, for example, European sports federations as in football and that the EPA (European Padel Association) could position itself as this institution.
"The door is not closed", It is the words repeated by Luigi Carraro that explains several times his disappointment to see 2 championships unfold at the same time.
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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.