In a year and a half, the French Tennis Federation has changed. While FFT started slowly in promoting padel by letting itself be carried by the global development of padel, the FFT has undoubtedly taken the lead since 2018.

Hubert Picquier takes the helm of the padel in May 2018. From there, the FFT will carry out an audit on this sport to invest 100% in this sport which has the wind in its sails.

The results obtained by the teams of France since 2 years surprise: We owe them to the players and their work in France and Spain. The FFT is lucky to be in a boat that is already working very well. But she does not rest on her laurels. It wants to set up a development and training policy specific to France.

In a few years, France can be proud of having land of padel almost everywhere in France with the policy implemented by the FFT, “a mesh is made and we thus see the padel develop in the French regions”Explains the elected to padel, Hubet Picquier.

If we are more in the symbolic and we must not forget that it was a European championship where Spain and Portugal were missing, France continues to shine on the international stage after the exceptional results at the Paraguay World.

Bernard Giudicelli, the President of the FTT can thus benefit from his superb French results. It's a great springboard to continue the huge work:

With the Trophies won by our French teams from Padel that Hubert Picquier brings me back from Rome: European Champions, European vice-Champions, and from Castellon en Jeunes. Good job to everyone.

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.