Padel Magazine takes a look at a brand new sport, which by the way hasn't even been officially launched yet: Bquet. Created in 2014 by the Spanish Fernando Moli, the bquet soon in the vats?
The bquet: " an intermediate sport between padel and tennis »
Bquet is a sport created and patented in Spain, conceived from the fusion of two very popular sports. Tennis: the king of racket sport practiced in all countries of the world and padel which is well established in Spain, in the countries of Latin America and recently which is developing at lightning speed in certain European countries such as France, England, Italy and 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.
We will note an almost similar speech to describe the padel. Moreover, the regulation is the same as that of 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 bquet and the padel ?
Certainly, for a tennis player or padel, getting started and playing bquet will be done fairly quickly, but tennis players will clearly have an advantage over tennis players. padel.
First, the racquet used at the bquet is a mini-tennis racquet. It is Lightweight and very malleable. Its specificity: strings like tennis. Tennis players will therefore have an almost immediate grip of the racket unlike tennis players. padel who will have to adapt.
Then, whether we like it or not, the bquet takes up technical elements of tennis that take time to master: forehand and topspin backhand (even if we often play cut off), volleys a little more complicated to achieve than simple opposition as in padel.
At the bquet, there are more grounds to cover! 24 meters by 11 meters for the bquet against 20 × 10 for the padel. Conclusion: Playing Australian becomes much more risky. It is even advisable not to do it systematically.
Finally, " at bquet, gaining a point from the baseline is much more common at padel »Explains the creator of Bquet: Fernando Moli. At padel winning shots from the baseline are rare, while at the bquet it is much more frequent, but it will take practice.
How to develop the bquet in France?
ONE PADEL is the exclusive distributor for France, Belgium, Switzerland, Holland and Italy. This company has worked for more than a year on the establishment of this famous bquet field.
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 ,.
Tennis professionals and padel already under the spell
Many professional players have tried Bquet like Juan Carlos Ferrero in tennis or among players of padel : Juan Martin Diaz, Nerone, Guttierez and others less known. They were all won over.
The Madrilenian Tennis Federation has launched into the bquet with its panoramic ground. She fully intends to promote this sport. The Spanish Tennis Federation would do well to be much more curious about this sport than it has been in the past with the padel. Because today, the Spanish Tennis Federation bitterly regrets having let slip from its bosom the padel.
The potential: "Huge"
As the padel, the bquet has enormous potential. In Spain, this sport seems so obvious that this time around the Spanish Tennis Federation seems to have a head start in promoting the sport.
In France, with nearly 1 million tennis licensees, we can imagine the potential of the bquet. Because even more than the padel, the bquet is similar in every way to tennis. Even tennis players who have not been persuaded by the padel, will always be surprised by this sport.
Franck Binisti - Padel Magazine
With the precious help of Fernando Moli and Rachid Benhedach