Overseas departments and territories (DOM-TOM) are increasingly adopting padel. Jérémy Scatena, founder of 100% Padel, highlights the benefits of building facilities on these islands, but also warns of some challenges:

"The padel is experiencing an explosion of worldwide popularity, and the French Overseas Territories are no exception. Thanks to a favorable climate, more space available than in mainland France and weather which allows more intensive use of outdoor courts, the conditions are ideal.

Issues

“However, the French Overseas Territories are faced with cyclones and violent winds, not to mention sea spray. It is crucial to install reinforced grounds capable of withstanding these extreme conditions.

The boom of padel in these regions can be explained for several reasons. As mentioned previously, climate plays a major role. In addition, the large influx of tourists and vacationers offers an opportunity for the practice of padel. "

Galvanizing…

"In 100% Padel, all our structures are made of galvanized iron, whether for interior or exterior installations. For projects requiring increased protection against oxidation, we apply a coat of anti-corrosive paint before final finishing. Galvanizing is a process of covering steel and iron with a layer of zinc to protect them from atmospheric corrosion.

This treatment involves immersing metal parts in molten zinc at a temperature of 450°C, producing a coating whose durability can vary from 7 to 42 microns, or 45 to 200 microns, depending on requirements. Anticorrosive paint primarily serves as a first layer of protection for metal structures, preventing oxidation of the material and preparing the surface for other types of finishes.”

Franck Binisti

Franck Binisti discovers the padel at the Club des Pyramides in 2009 in the Paris region. Since padel is part of his life. You often see him touring France going to cover the major events of padel French.