The Alsace tennis league starts padel. After the recently-sanctioned Soccer Park in Strasbourg, the Reichstett Tennis Club is the first tennis club in the region to enter the padel. For Jean-Marie Stanisière (President of the Alsace league) « Reichstett is the first tennis club to offer paddle before many others ».
The padel in Alsace is taking off and will have "More echo than beach tennis which has failed to find its place in our league Explains the league president.
For the manager of the Strasbourg Soccer Park, Franck Rolling: “ We were the first to offer padel in the region and we did not think that this sport was going to be so popular and so fast in our football center at 5 ". With two indoor courts, the club will remain for a moment the only one to offer a covered club.
The Reichstett Tennis Center offers 2 outdoor paddle tennis courts. Gilles Feist, President of TCR also announces his great joy to welcome these two fields « so desired ". I have to say that " build these two courses was an obstacle course with particular concerns of facilities ". This is old business, since the inauguration of this new padel center will take place mid December and “Demand is high! ».
New licensees in perspective
The TCR counts in its membership 185 members tennis. The president of the TCR, whose club will be part of the Henri Leconte Padel Club centers, anticipates a doubling of the numbers at the tennis club thanks to the padel. We feel a great desire for people to try the padel ».
Jean-Marie Stanisière also announces that “ The league of Alsace will propose unlike this year, a stage of league championships at the Reichstett Tennis Club. League Champions to Qualify for French Championships ».
An active policy around the padel
The league of Alsace is in reflection on its policy around the padel. " The possibility of installing a padel pitch at league headquarters is in the cards, although it is more likely that there will be a comprehensive policy to help tennis clubs develop the padel ».
Without doubt, 2016 will be a padel year in the region.
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.