Remember, it was during Roland-Garros in 2018 with Grand Chelem, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, Yoann Chartron, Promotion Manager at Babolat France, asked the man who would become one of the founders of Bordeaux Premier Padel P2 : Michael Llodra.

“It’s obvious that today, we talk a lot about padel. It’s really booming at the moment. I live in Bordeaux and it’s true that we see that in all the surrounding clubs, clubs are being built. padel because it’s very fun.

I've played it quite a few times with friends and it's true that what I find very good is that, regardless of the level, you manage to have fun with less strong players, more strong, and then it becomes very tactical in the end.

So, yes, indeed, with a few friends, old ones like Arnaud Di Pasquale, Arnaud Clément, it works quite well. So there you have it, afterwards, for the moment, I'm still in tennis, but if tomorrow, I have a project around padel, why not ? Because I think I could manage, let’s say.”

6 years later, the former 28th world tennis player is embarking on a new adventure with the first edition of a major international tournament: Bordeaux Premier Padel P2 which will take place from June 10 to 16, 2024

Franck Binisti

Franck Binisti discovers the padel at the Club des Pyramides in 2009 in the Paris region. Since padel is part of his life. You often see him touring France going to cover the major events of padel French.