In Clermont-Ferrand. Aurélien ROUGERIE and his associates add the padel to the magnificent 800 m2 multi-sports complex already existing: 8 squashs, an indoor multisport playground (indoor rugby-foot, ultimate freesbee, zumba), a children's playground, and now the padel are the activities serving athletes alongside the dynamic brewery-restaurant complex where everyone relaxes in front of giant screens and ASM Rugby.

Harold CHARPENTIER, sports coordinator of the center and BE of Squash explains that these are "my squashing friends who spoke to me about paddle as an alternative to squash: aussi ludique qu’addictif ! Lorsque j’ai fait mes premières parties, j’ai dû me rendre à l’évidence : le Padel rend fou” .

Harold goes on to explain that "l‘activité squash prenant de plus en plus d’ampleur, nous avions prévu d’ajouter des courts de squash au Hpark. Cela a aussi été l’occasion de nous lancer dans le Padel . "

Aujourd’hui, le HPARK est la première structure à proposer du Padel en Auvergne. “So we have a lot of promotional work to do on this sport, the adventure is all the more motivating that we are all already 'accro' "

An audience that already responds

However, the public has already responded and the structuring of the padel is mandatory to accompany practitioners. Harold confirms that "We want to develop the Padel comme nous l’avons fait pour le squash : créer un club sportif (le Padel des volcans) qui nous permettra d’organiser les compétitions officielles et la vie associative, travailler avec la ligue de tennis pour promouvoir l’activité, multiplier les soirées thématiques (initiations, cours collectifs, tournois, etc.) et organiser des événements haut de gamme (championnats, tournois pro…) ».

In support of their project, the HPARK did to the training organization « Padel Tennis Academy » to supervise the pedagogical training of the staff, support the educational and sporting structure of the club, and animate clinics and demonstrations with the public.

« The advice of Cédric CARITE enabled us to train ourselves in the framework of a future padel teaching within the structure. Today, thanks to this work, we can also introduce all new players Harold confirms.

Squash: a large pool of paddle players

The HPARK is a big squash club and "there are bridges that are between these 2 sports". HPARK has gone from 6 to 8 squash courts. An indoor Rugby field has therefore replaced a new activity padel and squash courts. We have more for families, a playground for the youngest while parents play padel ...

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All the information on the website of HPARK or GOTOPADEL:
http://gotopadel.com/item/hpark-clermont/
All information on padel training Padel Tennis Academy:
06 61 68 55 98 or to the address cedric@padeltennisacademy.fr.
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.