Welcome to the Eze tennis club, a unique site with a panoramic padel court that overlooks an unobstructed view of the Mediterranean. Few places can offer such an improbable vision and infrastructure.
Fully renovated club, TC Eze offers high-end services including a panoramic paddle field with the sea in the background.
This will not be the only one, since the club is already seeing further, building 2 additional paddock terrain in 2017, as this terrain alone is not enough to accommodate the growing demand.
Get into the padel is recent, but the TC of Eze quickly wants to become a club of padel in its own right. Will it be one day when we see the framework in which the lands of padel ? " It will never be a club like any other ».
Michel Borfiga, former French top 30. Director of TC d'Eze for 25 years wished to have a facelift with his club by therefore offering new activities: padel / 5-a-side football and by renovating the club house and the 4 clay courts.
Michel Borfiga talks about the padel adventure at his club.
1 / What was the trigger to embark on the adventure of padel ?
In fact, it's been a long time since we were thinking of putting padel in the club these 20 last years. But the trigger was the friendship with Gildo Pastor Pallanca who financed this first padel pitch in the club and the town hall which co-financed with the club the earthmoving / concrete slab part.
Our meeting with Jérémy Scatena, the France director of Tecnopadel, was very decisive also because it allowed us to put this beautiful padel pitch. It is expected that he will also open doors soon to boost the padel activity within the club.
2 / Tennis and padel, same fight ?
Le padel is almost natural to me, because my tennis game is like the game you need to have in padel with those balls constantly caught. I play it at least once or twice a week.
3 / What have you put in place around the activity padel ?
We offered a month of free initiation for members and friends of the club. John Bougon, the club's tennis teacher and also the padel manager, boosts the padel activity in the club. For a month, despite the holidays, we had a lot of people on the ground.
As a result, we will be offering 2 additional padel courts next year to offer a good padel performance to the club. At the moment we are renting at the hour. For each game played, the club offers the box of new balls. An initiative that must be a first in the padel world.
More globally, more and more players come from around, personalities also and it's just beginning.
Franck Binisti - PADEL MAGAZINE
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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.