This is the big padel event of the season, with the stage of the World Padel Tour (WPT) landing in Monaco.
From September 8 to 13, the best players in the world will therefore compete for the trophy of the 1st Monte Carlo Master.
The big innovation comes from the fact that the amateurs will be able to participate in this big padel party. Fabrice Pastor, the owner of the tournament and Nito Brea, the director of this stage, offer the opportunity to mainly Monegasque, French, English, German, Italian and Belgian players to enjoy the 4 places available for the main draws scheduled the September 8.
This is a great first in the history of this sport. As Fabrice Pastor explains, " Spanish speakers are still too far in terms of level to allow other countries to access the qualifications of the main table. The goal is to involve everyone in this great padel adventure by blocking 4 places in this final table for countries where the padel is in full development ».
Nito Brea, the former professional player and tournament director adds that “ the qualifying phases will be limited to the truly amateur players only. All players who have already participated from near or far in a professional stage will not be able to participate in these qualifications ».
Indeed, during this international tournament held outside Spain, qualifications will be played on Tuesday 8 September 2015 as part of the Monte-Carlo Padel Master between the 4 semi-finalist teams pre-qualifiers played at the Real Padel Club and the other 4 semi-finalists of the Spanish pre-qualifications.
The 4 winning pairs will access the final table. To participate in these pre-qualifications the player must not be part of the top 150 in the World Padel Tour ranking.
The best French pairs may have the chance to reach the final stages of the main draw. This would be a first for France.
To try to participate in the Monte Carlo Padel Master that will take place from 8 to 13 September, go to the pre-qualifying 5 at 7 September at Real Padel Club in Sophia Antipolis.
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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.