Padel Magazine looks at a brand new sport, which has not even been officially launched yet: the Bquet. Created in 2014 by the Spanish Fernando Moli, the bquet soon in the vats?
The bunch: " an intermediate sport between padel and tennis »
Le Bquet is a sport created and patented in Spain, conceived from the fusion of two very popular sports. Tennis: the king of snowshoeing practiced in all the countries of the world and the padel which is well established in Spain, in the Latin American countries and recently which is developing at the speed of light in some European countries like France, England, Italy or even Germany.
« Thus the fusion of these 2 sports gives birth to the bquet, a sport playful, dynamic and exciting which will not fail to make you very addicted »Summarizes Rachid Benhedach, president of the company One Padel, the exclusive representative of the bquet in France.
Note a similar speech to describe the padel. By the way, the regulations are the same as those of the padel.
Rachid Benhedach goes on to explain that " The many variations of games and the ease of adaptation make it a very accessible sport, indeed it is not necessary to have a specific technical skill, the first shots racket ". Still ... tennis players will start clearly ahead of time.
The player immediately takes pleasure. It is obvious that racquet sports players will have a definite advantage over neophytes.
So what is the difference between the bunch and the padel?
Certainly, for a tennis player or padel, start and play the game will be fast enough, but tennis players will clearly have an advantage over the padel players.
First, the racket used in the flock is a racket of mini-tennis. It is light and very malleable. Its specificity: rope as tennis. Tennis players will have an almost immediate grip of the racket unlike padel players who will adapt.
Then, whether we like it or not, the back takes technical elements of tennis that take time to master: forehand and backhanded lifts (even if we often play cut), volleys a little more complicated to realize that simple opposition as in the padel.
At the park, there is more land to cover! 24 meters on 11 meters for the flush against 20 × 10 for the padel. Conclusion: Playing in the Australian becomes much riskier. It is even advisable not to do it systematically.
Finally, " to the bunch, to gain a point of the bottom of court is much more frequent with the padel Explains the creator of the Bquet: Fernando Moli. In the padel the winning shots of the baseline are rare while the hammock is much more common, but it will take training.
How to develop the bunch in France?
ONE PADEL is the exclusive distributor for France, Belgium, Switzerland, Holland and Italy. This company has worked for more than a year to set up this famous lot of bquet.
Size: 24 × 11
Height of windows and grating: 4 meters.
« The 2015 year has allowed us to develop and make some technical modifications to the terrain and rules to make this sport more simple and accessible Explains Rachid Benhedach.
The development phase is now complete. Place at a beginning of marketing from end of January 2016 ,.
Professional tennis and padel already under the charm
Many professional players have tried Le Bquet like Juan Carlos Ferrero in tennis or padel players: Juan Martin Diaz, Nerone, Guttierez and others less known. All were seduced.
The Madrid Tennis Federation has embarked on the battle with its panoramic terrain. She intends to promote this sport. The Spanish Tennis Federation would be much more interested in this sport than it was in the past with the padel. Because today, the Spanish Tennis Federation regrets bitterly for having let padel escape from its lap.
The potential: "Huge"
Like the padel, the bunch has huge potential. In Spain, this sport seems so obvious that this time the Spanish Tennis Federation seems to be one step ahead to promote this sport.
In France, with nearly 1 million tennis licensees, we imagine the potential of the bunch. Because even more than the padel, the flock gets closer to tennis in every respect. Even tennis players who have not been persuaded by the padel will be surprised by this sport.
Franck Binisti - Padel Magazine
With the precious help of Fernando Moli and Rachid Benhedach
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.