When we see our sport, le padel, to become popular to the point of ending up in a popular newspaper such as GALA Journal, we can only be angels.

David Beckham allowed the padel to do several times around the world on all continents when it appeared on a field of padel racket in hand in Miami.

We had relayed the information ourselves. Another international super star who is embarking on the padel. This is obviously a very good thing for the image of our sport.

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What is less so are the errors in the retrieval of information as in such an important journal that GALA is by not even managing to write PADEL correctly.

Here is what they say:

“In a sports complex in Miami, the ex-soccer star tries his hand with friends at paddle ball, considered a new sport but which is nothing but a set of beach rackets on a half tennis court. In any case, he is in control, he is focused as if playing the game of his life, and seems to be having a good time. Finally, what more could you ask for from a sport? Especially when it allows to keep the body of a young man of 45 years: it is not tomorrow that we will see David out of service. ”

And finally, icing on the cake, GALA concludes in a comment pasted to the image: “It's like at the beach, but without the seagulls and squealing children ”

No need to point out all the faults of this article which occupies half a page of the newspaper! We could do without this type of advertising because it actually harms the image of our sport when it will most certainly one day become Olympic sport.

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.