We have been in a position to interview the CEO of Cartri, Antonio Martins, he tells us concerning the arrival of his model in new markets: tennis, squash, badminton …
Padel Magazine: Cartri has determined to enter the tennis, squash and badminton market 5 years after its beginnings in padel, a step that goes just a little in opposition to the grain of what will be present in France!
Antonio Martins: ”As you understand, at Cartri we’re all the time on the lookout for new alternatives to develop our model and to supply the very best service to sports activities followers. Until now, we have been cataloged as an unique padel model, however this isn’t the case. We are a passionate sports activities firm, and we wish to use our expertise to go even additional than what we do at present. We now need making our means into racquet sports activities generally. When we began, the padel market was booming in Spain, which is what explains this reverse logic in comparison with France. Today, now we have the sensation, after having contributed to the worldwide improvement of padel, that we’re prepared for brand new challenges!
Cartri provider to the padel federations of Brazil, China, Japan, Senegal, and the USA
Padel Magazine: The “racket sports” merchandise will probably be solely meant for the Spanish market or additionally for the worldwide market?
Antonio Martins: ”We are a worldwide model. What does this imply in concrete phrases? That we’re current in additional than 20 international locations, the place many hobbyists use our merchandise. We have already managed to make individuals all around the world get pleasure from our padel gear, now we would like them to have the ability to do the identical with tennis, squash, badminton… We wish to be recognized for what we’re: a world, multisport firm, very skilled in every part it does and wanting to supply the very best high quality merchandise to its prospects! “
“Nairobi” prime for ladies
Padel Magazine: Are the garments for taking part in tennis, squash or badminton totally different from these used for padel?
Antonio Martins: ”The garments for taking part in padel or every other racket sport are technically the identical. They should be snug, breathable and sturdy. On the opposite hand, in tennis, the laws regarding logos are totally different, which signifies that our logos must be a lot smaller, 20cm² most. We are subsequently on kinds completely totally different from what we discover for padel, extra sober, with discreet logos.
“Roma” polo shirt for males
Padel Magazine: Cartri is a model recognized to assist many younger individuals on the earth of padel. Are you going to do the identical with tennis particularly?
Antonio Martins: ” Without a doubt ! Young people have always been a fundamental pillar of Cartri’s philosophy and that will not change. They are the future whatever the sport and what we want is to support them in their quest to realize their dream: to become professionals. We are very proud of what we have achieved with our incredible team of Minors in the padel world and we want to transpose this model to tennis and other racquet sports. In this first year, we will be looking for 10 players to sponsor: 5 boys and 5 girls. We already have 3 ″
Padel Magazine: Among them we find Carlos Boluda, a tennis player who has already made a lot of talk in Spain!
Antonio Martins: ”Yes, that’s kind of the big news! We have reached an agreement with Carlos Boluda, it is a great satisfaction for us to be able to sponsor such a talented player! There was a time when this player was considered the new Nadal. Rafa himself had been blown away by his talent. Unfortunately, a big knee injury put a damper on his career, but he is preparing to return to a good level and assert his full potential. We believe a lot in him, in his values, both sports and personal, and we are sure that we have beautiful things to share together in front of us! “
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