From 26 to 29 November 2016, teams from all over France gathered at the Cap d'Agde International Tennis Center for the second edition of the National Padel Cup, the biggest amateur French paddle tournament.
On the women's side, French 2016 padel champions Laura Clergue and Audrey Casanova were not far from losing to 3e French pair Géraldine Sorel and Sandy Godard. Indeed, the French 1 numbers lose the first set 6 / 3 before returning 1 set everywhere on the same score as the first set. In the super tie-break, the French 3 numbers seemed tired by this long fight and had to bow 10 / 4.
Side gentlemen, the pair Toulouse and absent from France 10 days ago, Blanqué / Salles, managed to win the event of the National Padel Cup 2016 after a real obstacle course beating including the semifinal pair Morillon / Bergeron by saving 5 match balls in the 3e's super tie-break and Lyon's Lopes / Authier pair in 2 sets (6 / 4 7 / 5).
If the mixed is not yet recognized by the FFT, it works there. This event in Cap d'Agde is perhaps the most beautiful with a very high level. In the final, the Peruvian team Pellicer / Lambregts managed to beat Team Lille Landsheere / Kik on the score of 7 / 6 6 / 4.
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.