To meet the demand of local beginners, a mixed P25 was organized last weekend on the two tracks of the Artligne Fitness in Pornic. The level was generally respected by the participants, but one team particularly caught the attention of the spectators: that made up of Élodie Line, and her husband Lionel, practicing in a wheelchair.
The particularity of this association is that it changed the rules for their adversaries, Lionel having the right to two rebounds, as in tennis. The latter was able to show all his technical palette, he who participates in national tournaments and International.
The event was a success with the players and the desire was born among the organizers to set up a P100 wheelchair in Pornic with, in particular, the association Padel pour Tous, partner of Play Again, an organization that helps people rebuild their lives through sport, during or after medical treatment. 110 euros in donations were collected in two tournaments in Pornic.
A competitive tennis player, Martin discovered the padel in 2015 in Alsace and appeared in a few tournaments in Paris. Today a journalist, he deals with current affairs padel while continuing its rise in the world of the little yellow ball!