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 of Marseille on vacation. I immediately loved it, it is very playful. I then initiated my partner and she hung.

NB: I have not played a lot yet but I love it! I hope in the future to practice regularly and progress.

4 / Which club?

KA and NB: Since the lands of Ulis opened in early September, we play there.

5 / Your partner?

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

NB: Everything is said! It's a bit of a coincidence 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 progress as the games. It seems that girls in the South are strong but we do not 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 doubles

Sebastian RUIZ DE CONEJO (SR): Best at 4 / 6 and now 15 / 2 (I do not play tennis anymore)

2 / The discovery of Padel

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

SR: it's a long story but for short, a longtime friend, Patrick Tauma (some former padel will recognize it) harassed me to play this sport. It was in the 1995-2000 years. He had tried to launch padel in France at that time! I test and I found this sport crazy and top. In 2007, during a session at the ISP Sophia Antipolis, we would play almost every day at the Nice Tennis Club or La Gaude. In 2009, I get a call from the Pyramids Club in Port Marly who asks me if I can 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 padel ... and whom I advised to embark on the adventure, for now it seems to smile!

3 / Experience and Goals

LLP: For several years I play 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 to not count them. I try to play regularly. The prospects are simple, it's a sport that is currently exponential and therefore in full development ...

4 / Which club?

LLP: Park Futbol in Servon

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

5 / Your partner?

LLP: In recent months, he was one of my training partners

SR: A little less than 2 years with Loic Lepanse. A good, efficient brute with a first-rate punch, all in a velvet glove

6 / Course during the regional qualifications

LLP: Without too much trouble

SR: In all modesty, fairly quickly ...

7 / Ambitions and prognosis for the finals

LLP: Make the best course possible, get out of 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: TTop secret. Lol I know a few, all excellent players. To fear players? Absolutely not, quite the contrary, eager to fight and take a great pleasure to play by participating in this first FFT France Championship. I know a few pairs, all excellent players.

8 / Message for opponents

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

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 topics of the padel world, he comes back on many topics with an ever-attentive eye.