The French Tennis Federation (FFT) has decided to limit tennis tournaments padel approved exclusively reserved for licensees of padel clubs. This practice, which has become almost a French specificity, saw many clubs organize official tournaments only for their own players. padel.

Reasons for this decision

  • Tournament success : The competitions were so popular that the tournament tables filled up quickly, often leaving out club players.
  • Player Loyalty : To keep their licensed players engaged, some clubs limited access to tournaments to club members only before eventually opening them to other players.
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Changes made

According to the competition guide updated in December 2023, the FFT authorizes a club to only organize one approved internal tournament per sporting year, limited to a P250 level event.

Above all, the FFT wishes to open up the competition events as much as possible. padel to all players and in the process prevent these approved tournaments from becoming an internal club tournament.

For more information, head to Competition Guide.

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.