The International Paddle Federation has just announced the list of selected players for all countries qualified in the final rounds of the 2016 Team Paddle World Championships.
But do not panic ! We'll explain everything to you.
Before going further, here is the list of qualified:
1 / This is a "temporary" list.
Indeed, the FIP has done something extraordinary (A little irony ...) that obviously serves our interests. First she forced the countries to provide the list of qualified before October 12. The French Tennis Federation was therefore obliged to provide a list that was based on the results of the players in 2015 and 2016 but also on qualified pairs in the finals of the 2016 padel France championships.
But, the FIP announced since it is finally a list that the federation will have to definitively validate before the October 19. Theoretically, this means that the French Tennis Federation has 5 days to send him more information about his qualified.
It is obvious therefore that this list is only temporary since the FFT intends to use this modification right to send the 4 pairs from the semi-finals of these championships of France. In any case she does everything for and it's all to her credit.
2 / These lists raise another controversy: Why is France so badly ranked?
In the men's event, France was European padel champion, and came out first in qualifying ...
On the women's side, France is vice-champion of Europe and she also found herself very easily first of her qualifications.
Yet we will find ourselves behind many countries that have been beaten by France ...
Result: France is likely to end up in a very difficult part of the table.
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.