The French paddle team is part of 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 lastExplains Marta Conean, head of the 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 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 padel championships in Lisbon last year where Italy had managed to beat France in 1 / 4 final after an incredible saga.
This time, France wins a very good final against Italy. While the French team padel had lost in the group stage against Italy, she managed in the final to beat Italy thanks to the decisive mixed match ... and the 3e set!
France, however, had lost the 1er set, but Benjamin Tison and Melissa 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 become the first players to win a padel competition in the history of the International Tennis Federation
A competition at the origin of a series of changes in the padel's global organization chart?
This victory is beautiful. And nothing will hinder the success of our French.
But inevitably, the fact that this competition is completely independent of the International Padel Federation raises questions about the ins and outs of the Padel Nations Cup ...
This is beyond us, but this event could well trigger tensions and perhaps even (radical?) Changes in the organization of the world padel.
Case to follow. Congratulations Team France Padel!
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.