Padel Magazine - The 15 and 16 march, the best padel players from the north of the northern half of France had made an appointment at Padel Park in Laval, the indoor paddle club composed of 3 terrains.
8 pairs clashed and a large half could claim first place. That's to say the competition that there was ...
These 8 teams were first dispatched in two chickens composed of 4 teams each.
The public composed of padel players but also squash, badminton and football players could enjoy the show with very muscular matches from the start. We saw in particular a very hard match between Lepanse / Dubourg L. and Garnier / Devrand. It was the future finalists Garnier-Devrand who won in 2 sets, but without having had some frights including the second set. It must be said that one of the turning points of the match was the huge noise that was heard following a clash between Loïc Lepanse's racket and the wrist of his partner Luca. Luca, however, continued the game and his tournament with courage ... More fear than harm, since the next day his wrist had regained its colors and liveliness.
In the other pool, there was also a match where a pair was not far from retiring from the tournament. Indeed the pair Binisti / Houard played their first match against also other future finalists of the tournament Boissé and Touzard. Following a harmless ball, Franck Binisti blocked his right knee. After a few minutes of playtime and a supple tackle to support his knee, the game resumed. The local pair saved a ball from 1er set then went on to a beautiful victory.
The other big match of the groups was still this team of Port-Marly and the other team of Champigny composed of Gimenez and Magat. It was the 2e once in two weeks that these pairs found themselves facing each other in official competition. There was revenge in the air ... And the Champiny team had clearly indicated that they wanted " eat these guys from 78 "...
The Yvelines were totally overwhelmed by the incessant blows of the campinois and resulted in the loss of the first set (6 / 3). The second set started the same way by being led 3 / 0. But, the Pyramids team found the resources to come back and win this game after 2 match time.
Another very hot match took place between Sebastien Ruiz - Benjamin Meilhoc and Romain Dusbourg - Aymeric Meslin. Tension and sweat were at the rendezvous. But finally it is the local team that will succeed in importing it in three sets.
The final stages were finally faster than expected with semi-finals and final, rather expeditious. The big games of the day before seemed to have hurt physically. But not only. Simon Boissé, a qualified player for the finals, sent the visiting teams to a restaurant where " we ate a lot ". As much to tell you that the following day, some teams continued to digest their match on the court and away.
Finally, the pair Boissé - Touzard will fall in the final against another local team Garnier - Devrand losing in 2 sets: 7 / 5 6 / 3. It must be said that Justin Garnier and Samuel Devrand complement each other perfectly with a very regular level of play throughout the weekend.
Justin Garnier and Samuel Devrand showed that the French paddle had to rely on them. Congratulations to them!
It should be noted that 3 of 4 pairs of laval entered in this regional tournament are in the top 4 (see table below or our facebook page).
Franck Binisti - Padel Magazine
Final ranking of the 15 / 16 Mars padel tournament:
1 GARNIER JUSTIN - DEVRAND SAMUEL
2 BOISSE SIMON - TOUZARD STONE
3 BINISTI FRANCK - HOUARD NICOLAS
4 DUBOURG ROMAIN - MESLIN AYMERIC
5 LEPANSE LOIC - DUBOURG LUCAS
6 GIMENEZ SYLVAIN - MAGAT PHILIPPE
7 RUIZ SEBASTIEN - MEILHOC BENJAMIN
8 DRAULT LUCIEN - DUBOIS SEBASTIEN
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.