The second edition of the Greenweez Paris Major Premier Padel, closed this Sunday at Roland-Garros, was crowned with success. A quick glance at the numbers confirms this:
- 37 000 spectators flocked to the Parisian Major, an impressive increase of almost 50% compared to the first edition. For the semi-finals on Saturday September 9 and the finals on Sunday September 10 alone, there were more than 8 spectators each day.
- 12 partners supported the Greenweez Paris Major 2023. Among them, five were making their first appearance: Alpine, Veolia, Fun Radio, ISDIN and Forest Hill.
- 134 games were played over the duration of the 8 days of competition.
- The tournament distributed more than a million euros of prize money, respecting parity between men and women.
- 2 200 places were graciously offered to various social and solidarity organizations, long-standing partners of the Federation.
At the same time, the French Tennis Federation (FFT) actively supports the development of padel in France, a sport in clear growth. Some statistics highlight this progression:
- The number of practitioners has exploded to reach 400 000, compared to 260 in 000 and 2021 in 186.
- 37 000 people now have a license padel.
- France now counts 1 plots of padel, dispersed between 637 clubs and private structures.
Gilles Moretton, president of the FFT, shared his enthusiasm: “This second edition of the Greenweez Paris Major far exceeded our expectations. Organizing this Major at Roland-Garros last year was daring, but the public responded, showing their enthusiasm for this sport where the world elite have distinguished themselves. The Greenweez Paris Major is a real lever for the promotion of padel, a spectacular and demanding sport. With more than 1 FFT licensees, the padel occupies a place of choice. Our ambition is not only to continue to develop this discipline, through the construction of fields and the organization of high-level competitions, but also to encourage greater female participation. »