What Waits for WPT in the Future
The present contract between the World Padel Tour and the players on this professional circuit is set to expire in 2023. There are many talks and rumors in the community about what will happen as the sport is garnering more fame and discussions in which both sides must agree on whether to remain or not with the status quo.
There’s been a lot of good news lately wuuth padel courts sprouting in different part of the world. But padel’s journey to mainstream hasn’t always been smooth sailing. To this day, it seems that there is considerable dissatisfaction between the Players Association (Professional Padel Association), whose president is Alejandro Galán, the world’s number one, and the World Padel Tour.
Here’s what we know:
This discontent with the World Padel Tour professional circuit’s management system was made public and perceptible by the release of a letter prepared and signed on behalf of the PPA by Galán.
According to the Professional Padel Association, the circuit has provided communication and conduct in recent days completely consistent with a disingenuous attitude, primarily interested in and prone to undervalue both sport and sportsmen for years.
With the sport’s rising fame, comes along competing padel circuits
The World Padel Tour professional competition’s future remains questionable, since the formation of a new pro circuit, the APT Paddle Tour, by businessman Fabrice Pastor, must be added to the above. a young but formidable circuit that has already attracted notable players like as Willy Lahoz, Fede Quiles, Adrian “Tito” Allemandi, and Juan Manuel Restivo.
Pastor, on the other hand, is not the only one who has helped to establish a professional paddle circuit. Lisandro Borges, an Argentine businessman and President of the Argentine Padel Federation, has established America VS Europe, which is now in its second edition.
Joining the battle royale for pro-padel circuits worldwide is Qatar’s very own padel circuit
Nasser Al-Khelaifi, a Qatari businessman who is best known as the president of Paris Saint-Germain and the Qatar Tennis Federation joins the scene. Al-aims Khelaifi aims to promote a padel circuit in his home court, having made contact with Luigi Carraro, head of the International Padel Federation (International Padel Federation), as well as many players in the World Cup of Padel in Doha, Qatar’s capital.
It’s also worth noting that the male and female circuits have their own set of agreements. This is because the aforementioned organization, led by Ale Galán PPP, only represents male players, not female players. Because the female circuit has its own organization, the Women International Professional Padel Association, it must be handled via different channels (WIPPA).