The famous padel circuit, '' Padel Infinity Tour '' roared on the side of Castres the 27 and 28 June. It was the 5e stage of the Padel Infinity 2015 tower. The circuit has still shown all its panache with conductor like no less known Clément Arico.

It was finally the turn of the castrais!

When the Padel Infinity tour goes home, we put the dishes in the big. The Castres Occitan Padel, thanks to its president Nicolas Portes managed to put an additional ground (and ephemeral) and by any: A beautiful panoramic ground.

Nicolas Portes and Clément Arico wished to express « a huge thank you to Kaktuspadel for the provision of the padel pitch and the quality of his work ».

35 teams gathered from all over France and even Spain with the presence of 11 Spanish teams. Castres, Toulouse, Carcassonne, Poitiers, Perpignan, Burgos, Madrid took turns competing on the 3 castrais fields with 4 categories at the start:

  • Advanced Male,
  • Male Intermediate / Initiation
  • Intermediate woman
  • Mixed intermediate.

Tournament Results

castres padelThe tournament started on Friday night. And it was the beginning of a long series of confrontations between Spanish and French.

Note in the group matches of the defeat of Bertrand Goutires and Kévin Tournemire the future manager of the Padel Club of Toulouse against Christian Goursaud and Philippe Laboup on the score of 9-7.

The Peruvian women's team of the advanced men's tournament Mai VO and Valérie Pibis narrowly bow against Nicolas Beco and Christophe Militzer. 8-9 (5 / 7)

The Perpignan team will win in all these matches in the women's category.

Sunday, it was hot temperatures on the program ... But also « a good breakfast Offered by Padel Infinity before the start of the matches.

In the men's Initiation category, the winners Ricardo Del Alzaa and Patrice Terrats had all the trouble to dismiss Laurent Barthe and Franck Sarazin 3 / 6 6 / 3 10-8. Beautiful Finale between Castrais.

The Mixed category saw the victory of the pair Nicolas Castres and Deborah Alquier 6 / 3 6 / 3 against a young Spanish pair of 15ans Daniel Puente and Leticia Fernandez who make Spanish federal competitions.

For the Women category, the pair of Perpignan Mai VO / Valérie Pibis lost in the final against Leticia Fernandez and Julia Quintanilla 5 / 7 6 / 3 10 / 5.

In Men Intermediate, the pair coming from Sporting Club de Poitier managed to win 6 / 3 6 / 3 against the local pair Nicolas Portes and Jean-François Cauvy.

Finally, in Advanced Man, before arriving in the final pair Christian Goursaud and Philippe Laboup had to get rid, in the semifinals, of the formidable Carcassonnaise pair André Gaubert / François SanMiguel on the tight score of 9 / 7 before face again the pair Bertrand Goutires and Kévin Tournemire in the final. Final won by Bertrand and Kévin on the score 6 / 3 / 6 / 2.

"Torneo muy grande"

So meet the 18 / 19 July for the final leg of the Padel Infinity Tour 2015. And as early as September 2015 for the new 2016 tour!

Clément Arico explains that " The formula where you can play in several categories and with several levels by categories is clearly a very good idea and ensure players maximum play time ". It's a real success!

La 6st Stage that takes place at the Mas club in Perpignan is already complete for several weeks with 45 teams.

And as the slogan of Padel Infinity says so well: Viva el padel !!

Team Padel Magazine

Franck Binisti

Franck Binisti discovers the padel at the Pyramid Club in 2009 in the Paris region. Since then padel is part of his life. You often see him touring France by going to cover the big French paddle events.