Human Padel Open presents its history, its objectives, but also some important figures to know in the padel before the start of the first edition next June.
T&T Padel : Parker / Riner / Haziza
T&T Padel is the exclusive owner of the rights of World Padel Tour in France for the organization of the first two stages of history on the territory in 2022 and 2023.
« T&T has decided to embark on the padel for its exceptional growth throughout France and Europe. Teddy and I play there regularly like many personalities. It is a very accessible sport and we are happy to participate in its development in France. explains Tony Parker.
Le padel is the world's fastest growing sport:
- More than 18.000.000 practitioners worldwide
- More than 40 countries affiliated to the International Federation of Padel
- Present in 2023 at the European Games
A mixed team sport
According to the study carried out by the WPT Human Padel Open, the average age of practitioners of padel is 40 years old, with:
- 40% of women
- 60% men
Some figures in France
Le padel French in a few figures:
- More than 200.000 practitioners
- More than 1500 tracks of padel
- More than 1500 tournaments in France 2019
- Sport affiliated to the French Tennis Federation since 2015
The competition will take place from June 13 to 19, 2022 in Toulouse. The qualifying phases will take place on 4PADEL Toulouse Colomiers, while the final stages at the Palais des Sports André.
Human Padel Open: the technical sheet
At Human padel Open 1st edition, there will be:
- The 20 best pairs in the world (Women & Men)
- €170.000 in prize money
- 26 nationalities represented
- 10.000 spectators expected
- 340 professional players
Why a WPT in France?
France is the European nation with the most representation in the WPT main draws behind Spain.
This event will be an opportunity to discover our French champions:
- Alix Collombon, world n°19
- Léa Godallier, world n°42
- Benjamin Tison, World No. 68
- Bastien Blanqué, regional stage and world No. 180
The City of Toulouse has the largest community of padel in France. This is why the organizers chose this city for the first edition.
In France, Canal + will broadcast the final phases of the Open Human live Padel Tour.
The Human program Padel Open 2022
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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.