During 2 weeks, the Midi-Pyrénées league offered padel initiation throughout the duration of the Toulouse - Balma international tournament (5-13 march).
And not only! Since the league also offered an approved padel tournament during those almost 10 days.
"Very positive and that may be renewed"
The balance sheet is very positive and " the experience will certainly be renewed Explains Pierre DOUMAYROU, President of the Midi-Pyrenees Tennis League and Vice-President of the FFT, in charge of the Federal Gatherings.
« For a number of years, we have been thinking about padel and we are getting more and more involved. Proof of this is the padel court for the international tennis tournament in Toulouse - Balma Adds the President of the league Midi-Pyrenees.
Establishment of initiations and training for tennis teachers
Padel / Padel training with DES / FFT-sanctioned padel tournament for the duration of the tennis tournament. In short, a full week.
According to the organization, we shoot on average with more than 50 players per day on the field ».
A training day for the trainees at the Midi Pyrenees tennis training center counted 25 players.
The day padel promotion on 13 Sunday for teachers and tennis club leaders counted 50 people.
This comes after a big week of padel training for tennis DEs in continuing education of teachers at Stade Toulouse.
Gregoire Louis, the director of the tennis league Midi-Pyrénées concludes by explaining that " All this action was possible thanks to the Midi Pyrénée / Adidas league Padel - Red Sports padel / For My Padel »
IMBERT Laurent-BLANQUE Bastien and VO Mai-MEITES Line win the FFT tournament
The tournament started on Friday 4 march. 30 Men's Teams / 8 Women's Teams. Gregory Louis, Director of Tennis Training for the Midi-Pyrénées league explains that " the padel was full with a high-profile tournament and the participation of big French pairs Men and women ».
In women, VO and MEITES will have left no chance to the opposing pairs to hope to win the padel tournament. No set lost.
For men, it is certainly a first in the history of padel gentlemen since IMBERT Laurent-BLANQUE Bastien win this tournament on WO in the final. BERNARD Brice, the partner of SALLES Alexis, would be hurt. The pair could not ensure this final. An exhibition match was finally played and for the record, Salles / Tap beat the tournament winners with the following score: 7 / 5 7 / 6.
All results here: Table Padel toulouse balma
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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.