Jérôme Bécasset and Jean-Marc Herard will daily zoom in on a league and its representatives for the French Padel Championships at the Padel Club in Lyon (Padel Central). The Midi-Pyrénées league is under siege.

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1 / Fitness trail

Cédric Carité (CC): Tennis player until 1 / 6 (second series during 20 years), I also validated several diplomas of state until the BE2 ° of tennis. I am also responsible for Yannick NOAH's Fête le Mur event in Toulouse, regional coordinator SUD Ouest, and founder of the federal tennis club of the district accompanying young people in their sports curriculum (pro competition), and professional training (arbitration, teaching, first aid). , rope ...)

Alexis SALLES (AS): My best tennis ranking was 1 / 6

2 / The discovery of Padel

CC: I discovered Padel during my student years in STAPS in Toulouse. In the then structures, I passed a federal teaching certificate (the first in France) and participated in a tournament. Then I cut many years.

AS: In Blagnac (suburbs of Toulouse in 1997)

3 / Experience and Goals

CC: I have been 6 once champion of France and no. 1 French; participant in the final Master of Padel Pro Tour, member of the French team since 2004 (5e world and vice champion of Europe), National Technical Director, coach and captain of the teams of France (3 times vice champion of Europe, 5è male world and brought girls to the 3è place world), padel teacher trainer (training for BE Tennis and non graduates)

President-Founder of the LNP having facilitated the integration of the Padel within the FFT, organizer of the sports circuit, support for club projects.

AS: Participation at 6 world championships: best ranking with the France team: 5ème

Best individual ranking: 8e finals

Participation in 5 European Championships: best ranking with the France team: 2nd

Best individual ranking: semifinal

4 / Which club?

CC: I have very little opportunity to train because I have a lot of requests in support of club launch and teacher training.

I play everywhere in France in this capacity (especially by giving lessons and training) and then I try to train at CLUB de l'Hers in Toulouse, Toulouse Padel Club and Mas club in Perpignan.

My commitment to the service of all his followers to structure the practice of Padel, was at the expense of my individual practice.

But I'm not doing too badly ...

CC and AS: We are licensed at the Tennis Club de l'Hers

5 / Your partner?

CC: Between 2004 and 2008 we have been champion of France several times together and been partners in France team. Then 2013 / 2014 / 2015 n ° 1 french and champion of France within the circuit LNP

AS: I started playing with Cédric CARITE 10 years ago. We performed 7 complete seasons together

6 / Course during the regional qualifications

CC: It was easy for us,

AS: Good organization with the inscription of 24 teams of good level

7 / Ambitions and prognosis for the finals

CC: We will do our best and should be close to the title. Then each game must be played with its lot of uncertainties.

In the longer term, my age advancing, I will still be pleasant to see play, and very conveniently, but my future is in the accompaniment of the many requests of the clubs in educational training and sports animation. I am the only one in France to propose this legally, to have the legal diplomas and the unique experience in this field. I know some pairs but do not fear any because we are aware of our value. However, no one will be taken lightly because opponents know how to play and the game format chosen by the FFT (used anywhere else in the world) is risky. My favorites are the team of the Cote D'azur league and us.

AS: Reach the final and especially have a lot of fun!

At 41 years, my ambitions of competitor are revised down but I hope to contribute to the development of this sport which is a real passion!

Of course, the big favorites of the competition are Robin HAZIZA and Jérémy SCATENA who are, to my knowledge, undefeated for many years in France

8 / Message for opponents

CC: That everyone gives the best of himself in a voluntary and positive spirit

AS: Attention to the forty!

More seriously Fair-play - pleasure and wins !!!


Jerome Becasset

Jérôme Béasset is the Paquito Navarro of the team Padel Magazine. Offensive on all topics of the padel world, he comes back on many topics with an ever-attentive eye.