Philippe Cerfont, the President of the European Padel Federation (FEPA) and the new President of the Belgian Federation will be the guest of the show 100% padel Friday May 22 at 18 p.m .: LE FACE-A-FACE. An interview where we will talk about the development of padel, but also about institutional problems.
Philippe Cerfont - the origins
Before getting to the heart of the matter, we will return to the journey of Philippe Cerfont.
Who is he ? how did he end up in the padel? What was his journey until becoming the President of FEPA?
The history of FEPA
Before becoming FEPA, we were talking about EPA. Is there a specific reason for this change?
What is the history of this organization? Why did you create it? What is its purpose ? Why not have created it with the FIP?
FEPA: Is it a provocation to the FIP that was already against having EPA?
FEPA and FIP
The FEP and the FIP (International Padel Federation) do not get along. Why ? What are the reasons that led these two institutions to go to war? What is the source of this conflict?
The world of padel against this conflict
The padel world wants this conflict to end, however, last November, the two institutions organized their own, 2 European Padel Championships, one in Rome and the other in Lisbon. Can there be an end? Is it good for the image of the padel?
What could make the two institutions come together to work together?
We are talking about the good of padel, yet “nobody wants to give up for the good of our sport” can we read or hear in padel. Isn't there a risk of seeing the padel lose credibility by finding us in such a situation?
FEPA and France
What is the relationship of FEPA with France and the FFT?
What are the links of FEPA with the APT PADEL TOUR and the World Padel Tour? If tomorrow, a stage of the APT takes place in Europe, we could see the FEPA partner of the event?
The FIP has said that it will study the case of nations that did not participate in the 2019 European championships ... Was there a follow-up? If the World Cup takes place, what are the possible consequences for FEPA as for the nations which did not take part in the European Championships in Rome.
FEPA: The work done and to be done
Can we take stock of FEPA?
What are the next FEPA deadlines?
What is FEPA's opinion on the organization of the World Cup in Qatar?
Do we have a chance to see our 2 international bodies come closer?
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.