INTERVIEW WITH CLAUDE BAIGTS AND PIERRE LAMOURE
Claude you are with Pierre the c° Presidents of AECP which launched in 2022 the International Cup of Padel Clubs: C.I.C.P. !
The European Association of Padel Clubs (AECP) has been organizing the European Club Cup every year since 2017 and in view of the growing number of non-European clubs we have decided to launch the International Padel Club Cup in 2022..
Who were the participants for 2022?
We had 24 registered clubs from Europe, Africa and Asia. These clubs are represented by 2 men’s pairs and 1 women’s pair. Players are all amateurs and the vast majority do not participate in national or international competitions. For many of them it is the opportunity to be able to play in the best conditions on and off the courts as the greatest champions usually do.
Everyone can express themselves in 1 of the 3 levels of play.
Et Pour 2023 ?
We keep the same formula with a turnover of 25% of clubs. We are opening this year, as during the editions of the European Cup, the commitment to companies or associations of players from several clubs or companies.
How is the competition going?
Pierre and his team (U PADEL) have set up a program which allows each competitor to play 2 matches on Friday dedicated to the meetings of the 8 groups
(3 clubs per group); Saturday 2 to 3 matches in the 3 tables of 8 clubs and Sunday one match, finals and classification from 1 to 24.
Many matches to play for each amateur competitor?
Certainly, 5 matches minimum, but the sports management has planned the golden point and the super tie break if third set; we are counting on parties of 1h15 maximum. We provide a staff: Doctors, Osteopath and physiotherapist, podiatrist for the best recovery.
A competition but also other pleasures are on the program!
The competition is rigorously managed before, during and until the awards ceremony. In 4 years we have had no real challenge.
The C.I.C.P. it is also moments of great conviviality in the catering outlets or at the Hotel, at the CLUB INACUA which is entirely privatized with its 16 tracks.
Without forgetting the opening night and the meetings with the leaders. This year we will have the chance to visit the workshops of Shark, the only leading company in the manufacture of snowshoes entirely made in Malaga.
Malaga, an international destination for tourism but also the world capital of Padel, will be at the heart of this edition with the very strong presence of local elected officials and the sports department.
Can we still register?
We close registrations on August 15th and there are still 3 possibilities.
To date, 21 clubs have registered from 11 countries and competing sides 19 nationalities will be represented.
What do you offer to sponsors, your partners?
The C.I.C.P. features 200 players and managers from 15 African, European and Asian countries.
Club Inacua, with 16 floodlit lanes, is the busiest club in Malaga.
Our partners appreciate being able to have direct contact with the Presidents of Federations, club leaders who accompany their delegations.
The media coverage provided by our partners: Malaga City Hall, Padel Magazine, Analistas Padel, La Kamerademama, not to mention the social networks activated by the 200 players and 24 clubs, make the C.I.C.P. an international competition with a large audience.
The press conference in the halls of the Town Hall to be held in September will set the tone.
Within the club we offer the presence of partners on Fotocalls, posters, banners, within covered areas or personalized panels to be placed at the foot of the slopes.
To date, which companies are supporting you?
Shark, premier fabricant de raquette entièrement réalisées en Espagne et tout particulièrement à Malaga. Shark est aussi fabricant de textile sportif et d’entreprise.
Coca Cola, qui assure les boissons et les mobiliers de « Open bar des joueurs ».
Victoria, la bière du Padel qui soutient l’internationalisation de la C.I.C.P.
Soho Hôtel, fort de ses 20 établissements offre à nos joueurs plusieurs possibilités.
INACUA, ouvre les portes du complexe aquatique N°1 de la Province de Malaga à tous nos joueurs.
UPADEL,recoit et forme depuis 20 ans : professeurs, entraineurs et joueurs de Padel à Malaga et lors de ses déplacements en Europe et Afrique.
Et d’autres encore…
Pour l’édition 2023 nous pouvons accueillir des partenaires pouvant apporter par leur présence et en échange de prestations, une plus-value à la Coupe Internationale des Clubs de Padel.
Retrouvez la C.I.C.P.
A world first: padel in jail in Moldova
It’s a world first! An initiative of President of the Moldavian Federation of padel, Mihai Burciu, gave rise to an initiation to padel in a juvenile prison en Moldova.
Mihai Burciu said :
“Today I visited a penitentiary center for minors in the Republic of Moldova, to encourage them on the occasion of the International Day of the Family, and for two hours I offered them exercises and padel, to get out of their daily state of sadness in detention.”
As the Federation explained in a statement: “ The youngsters played with interest at the padel and pickeball with our instructors, some even said they were counting the days of detention until they were free again to come and play the padel. “
For Mihai Burciu, sport is one of the keys to the reintegration of these young people:
“Sport is a miracle. Sport has stopped wars, sport has brought peace, sport offers unique opportunities! I wish you today, through sport, to feel free and to take advantage of this opportunity. We are waiting for you at padel and for better occasions!”
The deputy director of the national penitentiary administration, Liuba Jignea-Suveica, thanked everyone for their involvement and support, mentioning the importance of the family in supporting children and the parent-child relationship in the development of the personality of minors and their scale of values.
As for the children’s rights lawyer, Maia Banarescu, she provided words of wisdom and unconditional support.
The Moldovan Federation wished to thank the National Administration of Penitentiaries of the Republic of Moldova, the Deputy Director Liuba Jignea-Suveica, the Office of the Moldovan People’s Advocate, the Advocate for Children’s Rights Maia Banarescu, the director of Penitentiary No. 10 of Goian, Alexandru Roibu, for the invitation and the opportunity to be with these young citizens.