Almost a year ago to the day, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany qualified for the world championships in padel by team. 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 December 2 to 6, France will participate in its first European Championships of padel under the FFT era which will take place at Club de la Playa near Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
And we can be optimistic.
On the male side, if we rule out the Spanish pairs, the French pairs have everything to go far. First, a great experience with Robin Haziza / Jérémy Scatena, the French champions of 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 padel European feminine. 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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