The French team of padel goes down in the history of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) which organized the first edition of the Padel Nations Cup.

This was the very first event of the ITF and "it will not be the last”Explains Marta Conean, the head of padel for the ITF and Tennis Europe.

The victory of the French team is all the more beautiful as it was acquired after games in suspense, in pain too and sometimes even in the rain ... But the Team France was resplendent in taking revenge on Italy.

France has its revenge on Italy

Italy has often hurt France. We still remember the European Championships in padel in Lisbon last year where Italy had managed to beat France in the quarter-finals after an incredible saga.

This time, France won a very good final against Italy. While the French team of padel had lost during the group stages against Italy, she succeeded in the final to beat Italy thanks to the decisive mixed match… and in the 3rd set!

France, however, had lost the 1st set, but Benjamin Tison and Mélissa Martin managed to bring back to France the following 2 sets, synonymous with victory in this first edition of the Padel Nations Cup.

Léa Godallier, Marianne Van Daele, Mélissa Martin for the girls and Mathieu Lapouge, Julien Maigret and Benjamin Tison therefore become the first players to win a competition of padel in the history of the International Tennis Federation

A competition at the origin of a series of changes in the world organization chart of the padel ?

This victory is beautiful. And nothing will hinder the success of our French.

But inevitably, the fact that this competition is totally independent of the International Federation of Padel raises questions about the ins and outs of Padel Nations Cup ...

It is beyond us, but this event could well trigger tensions and perhaps even (radical?) Changes in the organization of the padel World.

Case to be continued. Well done Team France Padel !

Franck Binisti

Franck Binisti discovers the padel at the Club des Pyramides in 2009 in the Paris region. Since padel is part of his life. You often see him touring France going to cover the major events of padel French.