A year ago almost to the day, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany qualified for the team paddle world championships. For administrative reasons, France was largely absent from these qualifying phases. " Never again Explained in heart all the enthusiasts of this sport.

In a month, from 2 to 6 December, France will participate in its first European paddle championships under the FFT era that will take place at the club La Playa next to Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

And we can be optimistic.

On the men's side, if we push aside the Spanish pairs, the French pairs have everything to go far. First, a great experience with as standard Robin Haziza / Jérémy Scatena, the French champions padel. " They have the experience, they have the motivation, they leave to train in Spain Explains Kristina Clément, the former member of the France team.

There will also be formidable pairs and recognized with Alexis Salles / Cédric Carité and Jerome Ferrandez who will be attributed unfortunately another partner. Laurent Boulade, vice champion of France, one of the best French strikers explains being " unable to wear French colors in the Netherlands for professional reasons ". Simon Boissé and Simon Desliens will come as reinforcements to replace him.

For women, it's a bit of the unknown on a European level. It will be a week where we can gauge the state of European women's padel. But the trio will be difficult to bring down. All the players will be there. The recent champions of France, Laura Clergue / Audrey Casanova, apart from their recent defeat in the National Padel Cup, have hardly lost this year in competition.

Sandrine Sorel / Sandy Godard still have the best seats and also have the advantage of having international experience, while Line Meites / Emmeline Lambregt showed at the French championships that it will be necessary to count on them. Monica

Blankson-Hemans, Sabrina Rioja's partner will also be part of the adventure as a first substitute.

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Franck Binisti

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.