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 Essonne is sifting.

essonne girls

1 / Fitness trail

Kildine ALBERT (KA): I play tennis since the age of 7 years. My best ranking was 15, I am currently 15 / 2. I participated in the French Championship of Beach Tennis in 2014.

Nadia BOUSSARD (NB): I started tennis at 7 years. I am ranked 5 / 6, it's my best ranking. I participated in the French Tennis Championships 4e and 3e series a few years ago now ...

2 / The discovery of Padel

KA: I started Padel on holiday in Spain last year.

NB: I played for the 1ages a week before the championship of Essonne, Roland Garros this summer.

3 / Experience and Goals

KA: I played this summer at the Tennis Club de Marseille on vacation. I loved it right away, it's very fun. I then initiated my partner and she hooked.

NB: I haven't played a lot yet but I love it! I hope in the future to be able to practice regularly and improve.

4 / Which club?

KA and NB: Since the Ulis pitches opened at the beginning of September, we have been playing there.

5 / Your partner?

KA: We were both working on the Mimosa Ball International Youth Tennis Tournament in Nantes this summer when we received the registration email for the league championship. padel. And on a whim, when my partner had never played, we signed up. It was difficult to find grounds and partners to practice. We played together for the first time on the field of Roland Garros which can be accessed in August during the French Open.

NB: Everything is said! It's a bit of a combination of circumstances but we wanted to play together and I think we are quite complementary.

6 / Course during the regional qualifications

KA and NB: There were only 2 teams and we had to play in another league (77) because there was no field in our league yet.

7 / Ambitions and prognosis for the finals

KA and NB: We hope to have fun and improve as the matches progress. It seems the girls from the South are strong but we don't know anyone,

8 / Message for opponents

KA and NB: Good luck 😉

 essone boys

1 / Fitness trail

Loïc LE PANSE (LLP): Best ranking -15, 850 ATP in doubles

Sébastien RUIZ DE CONEJO (SR): At best at 4/6 and now 15/2 (I no longer play tennis)

2 / The discovery of Padel

LLP: My mother is Spanish and I discovered the padel over there, during the boom padel!

SR: it's a long story, but to make it short, a long-time friend, Patrick Tauma (some former padel will admit it) harassed me to play the sport. It was in the years 1995-2000. He had tried to launch the padel in France at that time! I test and I found this sport completely crazy and top. In 2007, during a course at the ISP in Sophia Antipolis, we went to play almost every day at the Tennis club in Nice or at La Gaude. In 2009, I received a call from the Pyramides club in Port Marly asking me if I could take care of the initiation of club members. Go! I then initiate the good Franck Stibine (among others) who, as you know is a drug addict of padel… And to whom I advised to embark on the adventure, for the moment it seems to smile on him!

3 / Experience and Goals

LLP: For several years I have been playing regularly, I try to play at least once a week.

In the future I hope that in the Paris region the level will be as high in the south and that I can contribute.

SR: A few years in order not to count them. I try to play regularly. The prospects are simple, it is a sport which is currently exponential and therefore in full development ...

4 / Which club?

LLP: Park Futbol in Servon

SR: Several clubs, it started with the Pyramides in Port-Marly in 2009, then with the Soccer Park in Champigny sur Marne with Fred and Medhi from their 2013 opening, the Parkfutbal in Servon with Manu and Francisco in mid-2014 and also Padel Horizon de Fontenay Sous Bois, with Jean-Baptiste and Pierre who have just started in 2015. Let's not forget, the Paris Country Club in Rueil-Malmaison with Philippe who is embarking on the adventure and for which I am in charge of sports development.

5 / Your partner?

LLP: For a few months, he was one of my training partners

SR: A little less than 2 years with Loic Lepanse. A good and efficient brute with a strike worthy of a first, all in a velvet glove

6 / Course during the regional qualifications

LLP: Without too many problems

SR: In all modesty, quite quickly ...

7 / Ambitions and prognosis for the finals

LLP: Do the best possible course, get out of the hens for example.

Be considered a good player by the teams of the south. All teams are dangerous. We talk about Robin and Jeremy as favorites.

SR: Top secret. Lol I know a few, all excellent players. Fear players? Absolutely not, on the contrary, in a hurry to do battle and above all take great pleasure in playing by participating in this first French FFT Championship. I know a few pairs, all of them excellent players.

8 / Message for opponents

SR: Sharpen your palas and get ready for the 3rd half!

 essonne league

 Referee: Benoît JACOB, Coordinator Development Advisor

1 / League league proceedings

we organized a ladies and gentlemen championship with respectively 2 and 4 teams. This took place in a private structure.

2 / Positioning the league

" Is not pronounced " (sic)

3 / Help, actions and upcoming events

2 projects, a help of 1000 € for the creation of Padel was voted by the league office

4 / Who to contact?

Gilbert HOUEDE of the Sports Commission or myself.

Jerome Becasset

Jérôme Béasset is the Paquito Navarro of the team Padel Magazine. Offensive on all subjects of the world of padel, he returns to many subjects with an always discerning eye.