Jérôme Bécasset and Jean-Marc Herard will daily zoom in on a league and its representatives for the French Padel Championships at the Padel Club in Lyon (Padel Central). The league of Guyenne sift.

LOIRE GIRLS

1 / Fitness trail

Séverine HUET (SH): I started tennis at the age of 6 years in Châteaubriand (44). I am a graduate of the Laval Tennis Club since 10 years. My best ranking was 15 and am currently 15 / 3. I played in National 2 at AS Patton (35).

Mallory PREEL (MP): I play tennis since the age of 10 years. I started the competition at 11 years ago and I never stopped. I trained at the tennis club Condé sur Sarthe (61). For professional reasons, in 2011 I joined the Laval Tennis Club (53). I am ranked 15 / 3, my best ranking.

2 / The discovery of Padel

SH: Discovery padel 4 years ago with a friend who lives in the South of France.

MP: First part in Laval (53), there are 3 years, with my tennis team partners.

3 / Experience and Goals

SH: I played a dozen times at the padel. Sportingly, I practice paddle occasionally. I would like to play more regularly in the future.

MP: I played a dozen times at the padel to practice a different racket sport with my tennis partners. The padel will remain for me a hobby.

4 / Which club?

SH and MP: We play at Sport In Park in Laval (53).

5 / Your partner?

SH and MP: We played for the 1th time competing at the Regional Championships. We have since done some training.

6 / Course during the regional qualifications

SH and MP: We qualified quite easily because we were only 2 teams. We enjoyed being able to then confront friendly male pairs.

7 / Ambitions and prognosis for the finals

SH and MP: We are aware that the level is high compared to ours. Our goal will be to make us happy on the whole competition. We are delighted to be able to discover the padel of High Level. We do not know any of our opponents.

8 / Message for opponents

SH and MP: "Be indulgent with the Mayennaises!"

LOIRE boys

1 / Fitness trail

Samuel DEVRAND (SD): Ranked 5 / 6 in tennis, ex-3 / 6 and BE monitor, but I do not teach tennis.

Simon BOISSE (SB): I practiced football, volleyball and basketball at regional level.

And of course 26 years of tennis with the best 1 / 6 ranking. Coming from the countries of the Loire like TSONGA, MAHUT and VASSELIN the latter had inflicted a 6 / 0 6 / 0 at my first regional individual championship.

2 / The discovery of Padel

SD: Following the installation of 3 lands in Laval in 2012, with an introduction made by Cédric Carité.

SB: I discovered the padel in Laval, where the first indoor structure of FRANCE was created in October 2012. Justin Garnier, friend and partner on different tournaments had told me since he taught tennis in Barcelona, ​​he played occasionally.

3 / Experience and Goals

SD: I play 1 2 times a week with Simon, Justin Garnier (also qualified) and 2 other Laval second series tennis.

SB: Tennis teacher since 11 years I always have a lot of fun training young people in this sport.

As a player it is different, because the requirement and the constraints that the tennis demands each year to maintain or to reach a better classification did not correspond to me anymore, I also found in the padel a wealth of situations that the tennis does not provide not.

I regret not being Spanish! The padel has obviously taken a very important place in my daily sports and professional since I assume recently the sports responsibility of the structure of my debut "padelistiques".

I place my hopes on my son and hope to see him become one of the best player of the discipline in France, and play tournaments with him.

4 / Which club?

SD and SB: Sport in Park Laval.

5 / Your partner?

SD: We are 5-6 regular players in Laval, Simon and I are licensed at Bourny Laval while the other players are licensed in Britain.

SB: Licensed in the same club as me, Samuel started the adventure padel there 3 years. It is therefore daily my partner or opponent. The championships of France are only our second competition together.

6 / Course during the regional qualifications

SD: the regional qualifications were contested in Laval, the 25 July with a dozen teams. During our course, we dismissed in the semi-final beat a pair consisting of 0 and number 80 French tennis.

SB: Contrary to the championship of France one ambition to be champion of the Pays de la Loire. We are ahead of the tennis players who started recently

7 / Ambitions and prognosis for the finals

SD: Go as far as possible in the tournament (1 / 8e or 1 / 4 final) and discover the top French level, with its best players. I do not know many other good French players despite 2-3 tournaments "out of our land".

My favourites ? Maybe Carity or Haziza / Scatena ... I do not know too much about others!

SB: The ambitions are modest and oriented towards the need to play correctly and to give to your partner the encouragement and the motivation necessary to not miss an event like this one.

The Haziza / Scatena pair

8 / Message for opponents

SD: I'm left-handed !!!

LOIRE league

Anne-Marie CLAIRET - Coordinator Development Advisor

1 / League league proceedings

Organized on Sunday 26 July on 3 short, 12 men's and 2 women's teams, it was a great moment of satisfaction for all.

2 / Positioning the league

Like any sporting activity, there is a leisure and a sports side.

3 / Help, actions and upcoming events

Inauguration of the grounds of Vertou (Center of league) in the spring, organization of the regional championship on Sunday 24 July with sectorized phases if the number of registrations allows it.

4 / Who to contact?

We do not have a padel referee yet.

Jerome Becasset

Jérôme Béasset is the Paquito Navarro of the team Padel Magazine. Offensive on all topics of the padel world, he comes back on many topics with an ever-attentive eye.