The Roland-Garros stadium hosts the Greenweez Paris Premier Padel Major July 11-17. Booming since coming under the control of the Federation in 2014, the padel now totals 300 practitioners in France. Focus on the rules and vocabulary of a sport with strong Spanish accents, born in Mexico in 000.

Bandeja : a kind of smash, literally translated as a slow, cut "plateau smash" executed at shoulder level which gives the ball a low and slow bounce.

Chiquita : tactical shot that allows you to regain control of the exchange by placing a slow and low ball just behind the net. Often followed at the net for more aggressiveness in the rest of the exchange.

Contra pared or “counter-window”: this designates the defensive blow struck directly against the window by a player with his back to the net to return the ball to the opposing camp.

Double pane : used to designate a ball that hits two different panes of glass before being hit. It can bounce off the back wall first then the side wall (opening double pane) or on the side wall then the back wall (closing double pane).

Pala : term sometimes used to designate the racket of padel. There are different shapes of rackets, the main ones being: round, diamond or teardrop shape.

By four : smash which bounces in the opponent's field before exiting above the back grid culminating at 4 meters in height.

By three : smash that bounces in the opponent's field, hits the back window or a grid, before exiting above the side walls located 3 meters high.

Track : coming from the word "pista" in Spanish, this word is preferred to "court" to designate a field of padel.

Vibora : like the bandeja mentioned above, it is a type of technical smash but which aims to accelerate the ball by giving it a side effect.

Events from July 11 at the Stade Roland-Garros to admire the best players of padel of the planet.

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.