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Nov 27, 2023

Welcome to episode 124 of Sports Management Podcast.

Eric Loftus is the VP of Cape and Island Tennis and Track & President for Northeast Padel. Cape and Island Tennis is the United States Northeast’s leading tennis court and athletics track constructor and Northeast Padel is a similar vein but for padel. 

Get ready to learn:

  • When the padel boom will hit the US
  • How Eric discovered padel
  • What some barriers for padel in the US are
  • If pickeball is a threat to padel
  • Why you should “be so good that you can’t be ignored”

And much more!




Time Stamps:

00:00 Intro
01:20 How to Pronounce Padel
02:12 Cape and Island Tennis and Track
03:30 Northeast Padel
04:30 Can Padel & Pickleball co-exist?
06:45 How to Grow Padel in USA
09:55 Challenges for Padel in the US
17:03 When the Padel Boom will Hit USA
20:27 Padel as a College Sport
26:30 Eric's Background
30:00 Staying Out of New York
35:02 Shortlisted to Bid for the US Open
38:12 Eric's Best Advice
41:27 Outro


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