[toggle title = ”More info on Jean-Pierre Dartevelle” state = ”close”] Jean-Pierre Dartevelle is the vice-president of the French Tennis Federation (FFT) in charge of competition and French teams. Former pro football player in the 70s in Sochaux where he played the position of defender, he joined the FFT alongside Jean Gachassin in 2008 before the presidential elections. [/ Toggle]

Dartevelle French Tennis FederationPadel Magazine - Last weekend, a very important meeting took place linked to a possible integration of the padel within the French Tennis Federation (FFT). The FFT voted unanimously to integrate the padel into the fold of its structure. The vice-president of the FFT, [tooltip text = ”Jean-Pierre Dartevelle” gravity = ”nw”] Jean-Pierre Dartevelle is the vice-president of the French Tennis Federation (FFT) in charge of competition and teams of France. Former pro football player in the 70s in Sochaux where he played the position of defender, he joined the FFT alongside Jean Gachassin in 2008 before the presidential elections. [/ Tooltip], also in charge of the padel dossier granted an interview that will certainly go down in history and confirms this wonderful news for tennis and padel. The FFT will therefore also represent the padel as is obviously the tennis but also the beach tennis.

[box type = ”info”] Overall, Mr. Dartevelle tells us that the FFT is delighted to see this new sport join the Federation. But there is still a long way to go, particularly administrative. He explains that there should be a single license (Tennis, Padel, Beach tennis) for the year 2015/2016 if all goes well. It will be necessary to wait and obtain all the authorizations from the ministry of sports to transform the test.

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Franck Binisti

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.