Binaghi and Paddle «Sport for blowjobs? In 3 years it beats tennis “

Fit’s president responds to Pietrangeli’s joke. The merits: “You learn right away, it agglutinates, it’s a super business”

Sassari Six weekly workouts, private lessons with the teacher, clinics (the stages are called so) with the Spanish champion on duty, bandaja, vibora, chiquita, contraparet … then comes the extennista Nicola Pietrangeli and in five words he dismantles it all: “Paddle is the sport of blowjobs.” Who knows how many have been recognized in this definition. Probably at least 90% of paddle tennis patients, happily aware of the “blowjob” range. But he is proud.

All in all, this is nothing new, there is always a bit of arrogance and bodily shame in sports purists – volleyball players with beach mates, footballers, and now tennis players with these second cousins. But Pietrangeli, in his live interview with Summer on Rai1, immediately corrects the plan. “Of course, mine is a joke,” he says. “Paddle allows everyone to have fun.” Even the poor have fun. The one who plays bad paddle, without a doubt, has more fun than a poor tennis player, who never touches the ball and, therefore, in the end gets bored ”. And again: “Here the distances are shorter and everything is easier: maybe one thinks of throwing big bombs, but in the end it turns and those shots are not bombs at all.” But above all, a fundamental aspect for blowjobs has been forgotten: where there are no legs and reflexes to reach a ball, a small miracle occurs inside the glass cage: it is the ball that returns you. And for a point already made in tennis, in paddle we start again.

Angelo Binaghi

Pietrangeli’s, in a very showy way, is nothing more than a compliment to the sport of the moment. Recognition of the democratic ability to spread fun at all levels of play, from the first blowjob to the semi-professional. Overcome the original sin of tennis, that of an essential technical training to have fun: beginners begin to pick up four consecutive exchanges only after a year of training. The Tennis Federation immediately realized the enormous potential of paddle tennis, its spread and, in fact, points it out.

Sport or not sport, the problem does not even arise. It is an activity that he enjoys, growing exponentially, that is firmly rooted nationally and that does not seem to be a passing fad: “If the trend continues like this,” says Angelo Binaghi, president of the Italian Federation of Tennis “. – we have calculated that in three years paddle will reach the size of tennis. In Spain, where it has existed for more than thirty years, paddle tennis has already surpassed tennis players. And here the same thing happens ». Let’s look at some data on Sardinia: in 2020 there were only 387 members between agonists and non-agonists, in 2022 they became 1476. But compared to practitioners it is an absolutely low power figure. The clubs, on the other hand, went from 32 in 2020 to 82, while the fields from 64 went to 230. The figures show the expansion of paddle tennis. And the reasons are very simple: “You learn and have fun right away,” says Binaghi, “it’s a game that women really like, it’s easy to learn and it doesn’t require anyone to know what the basics are.” Therefore, it is an extremely aggregating sport, it creates socialization and involves everyone within a family. His father almost always played tennis, and he went to the game alone regularly. Now the woman also participates in paddle tournaments, and maybe even the son. It is a sport that is promoted, because the fields are seen on the streets, they are integrated into the city. Finally, it is an excellent business, because it requires a smaller surface area compared to tennis and futsal, and the return on investment is higher ”. However, the big question remains: are the big names in paddle, like Pachito Navarro, also blowjobs? Paddle fans argue that if tennis champions like Nadal or Djockovic became paddle they wouldn’t get there anyway, because the Spaniards are 30 years ahead. “To me it sucks,” says Binaghi, “Navarro, compared to Nadal, has the physique of an accountant. We hope the real money starts spinning in paddle, and then we talk about it. Some athletes, certain talents, whatever racket you put in your hand, will still be from another planet.

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