Padel Magazine - Jean-Luc Ténédos, President of the FLandres Tennis League, answered the three questions that surfers asked.
What will you propose for the tennis clubs to encourage them to embark on the padel?
We are convinced that the padel is a sport with a future. Fun activity is a real opportunity for clubs to diversify their activities. For that, the League of Flanders decided to give the means to the tennis clubs, to open to the padel.
To develop the padel, we chose to set up an aid for the creation of land (5000 € / land). It is limited to 1 field for licensed 200 clubs and 2 fields for more than 200 licensed clubs. To benefit from it, it will be necessary for the club to be affiliated (association of law 1901), to have all its members (old and future) dismissed, to employ a DE having followed padel training and a project of development.
Are you going to propose special events?
From spring 2015, the Flanders League will have at least one padel pitch. We will be able to rely on this facility to discover this activity by proposing open days. We wish to organize one to two departmental phases, which will be qualifying for the regional phase.
Will you also help private initiatives like Padel Attitude or Padel Sensation? If yes, how ?
On this point, we are in reflection with the FFT.
Franck Binisti - Padel Magazine
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.