Gautier Boutel, the 52nd French player, swapped his PACA league for the Normandy league and the 3rd stage of the Cupra Padel Tour at the Area Padel, new club padel in Deauville.

The P25 / P250 spirit

“I know this circuit dedicated to amateur players and which is growing. There are quite a few people at the Cupra Padel Round. People around the club stop to see this event, to watch the padel and discover.

I love this spirit with the two levels: P25 and P250. This allows beginner players to see more experienced players playing.

We also saw some good little P250 players who were eager to win. But we were stronger with Corentin during the exhibition. Phew!

With Corentin Devaux (top 300 French, from the Hauts-de-France league), we did quite a few P500s together. A good experience for me.”

Let the ball pass!

“I am a teacher of padel also, so what I advise beginners, especially tennis players, to first let as many balls pass as possible to acclimatize a little to the windows. Because that's really what's going to be the most complicated for us, tennis players.

For P250 level players, we have to tell them that they have the right to vary a little more up there. Here at Cupra Padel Tour, I see many who smash very well. The problem is that they only know how to do that. And that's a shame. They should try to come up with other moves like bandeja, vibora, and have a slightly more complete palette.”

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.