At Club La Playa in the Netherlands, the French were clearly above the other teams present at these qualifiers for the finals of the team paddle world championships.

France qualifies for Lisbon next November having inflicted 3 / 0 to all countries that crossed the road to France.

What caught the attention, it is not ultimately the large victories of France against other nations (Germany, England, Netherlands) with not only no match lost, but not a single set lost (! ), which makes her a serious outsider at the top 5 world, but the few words of the International Padel Federation that explained that the French pairs present at these qualifications would certainly be those who will be in Lisbon next November for the phases finals.

However, it was initially planned that the French Tennis Federation sends the new winners of the 2016 padel championships of France whose event is scheduled for mid-October for the final stages of next November.

Problem: How to send the list of pairs 2016 version in September to the International Paddle Federation since the French Tennis Federation can only provide them in mid-October?

The FIP explains that it will therefore be necessary to propose the same team as during qualifying ... Which obviously could displease many French pairs who trust the 4 qualifying places for these paddling world championships 2016.

A priori no derogations possible ... But this week the FIP and the FFT should talk to precisely avoid this planning problem.

If there are no possible exemptions or the possibility of advancing the finals of the French paddle championships, then these championships in France will necessarily lose their value. Remember that European championships are held every two years. The future champions of France 2016 will have no international adventure to put in their mouths.

In short, a new saga where good solutions do not necessarily jump in the eyes and where there will be again unfortunate.

Franck Binisti

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.