For many months and even years, we hoped to see a padel club come out of the league Champagne ... In vain. We felt for some padel players in the region a little sorry even not having been able to participate in the regional phases of the championships of France Padel 2016 ...
But this is an old affair now thanks to the new sports complex: ADN SPORTS.
Stefan Dufour, the manager of the sports center announces " 1 padel court in this multisport club ».
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This former squash player associated with Christophe Brulon therefore launches the first padel club in the region.
"A more mixed activity than others"
The idea of putting 1 padel field dates from at least 5 years ago.
« We have the sports project since 5 / 6 years. We wanted to put 5 football and squash. It was squash that I discovered the padel and going on the internet, there was a real love at first sight ».
Firstly Stefan Dufour wanted to create a sports structure that could accommodate several sports. According to him, " the sportsmen do not want more than a sport, it is necessary to propose several sporting activities in the same place ».
In the end, the complex has football at 5, badminton, basketball at 3 against 3, ping pong but also padel. " We wanted a more mixed activity than football. The padel was able to meet this demand Explains the club manager.
The club will open the November 17. Complex 2000 m² indoor and with parking 1400m ² DNA SPORTS seems set on track! RDV at the inauguration of the center which will take place November 19.
"An obstacle course"
It was "An obstacle course to mount our sport project but we got there. The adventure begins now ! ».
The ambition of the complex is to propose another padel pitch because the manager knows that it is a bit fair to propose competition. But before thinking about this terrain, this time will have to be a success to go further ".
In a city like Chalon, you had to start a multisports complex. It is a city of 70.000 inhabitants.
The league Champagne Ardenne finally has its first padel club. The league already aspires to propose a regional phase of the championships of France padel for the year 2017.
« I think we will join the FFT. It's good to offer homologated competitions in addition to our competitions for our members ».
Stefan concludes by explaining that " the padel was the perfect sport. The padel allows to call people. We are the first to enter the padel in the region. We hope this sport will explode in the Marne ».
Open House, the November 19. So prepare your snowshoes!
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.