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.
1 / Fitness trail
Cédric Carité (CC): Tennis player up to 1/6 (second series for 20 years), I have also validated several state diplomas up to BE2 ° in tennis. I am also responsible for the Fête le Mur site of Yannick NOAH in Toulouse, SUD Ouest regional coordinator, and founder of the district's federal tennis club supporting young people in their sports course (pro competition), and professional training (refereeing, teaching, first aid , rope ...)
Alexis SALLES (AS): My best tennis ranking was 1/6
2 / The discovery of Padel
CC: I discovered the Padel during my years as a STAPS student in Toulouse. Within the structures of the time, I passed a federal teaching certificate (the first in France) and participated in a tournament. Then I cut many years.
AS: In Blagnac (Toulouse suburb in 1997)
3 / Experience and Goals
CC: I was 6 times champion of France and n ° 1 in France; participant in the final Master of Padel Pro Tour, member of the French team since 2004 (5th world and vice European champion), National Technical Director, coach and captain of the French teams (3 times vice European champion, 5th world male and brought in the girls in 3rd place worldwide), teacher trainer of padel (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 in 6 world championships: best ranking with the French team: 5th
Best individual ranking: Round of 8
Participation in 5 European Championships: best ranking with the French team: 2nd
Best ranking individually: semi-final
4 / Which club?
CC: I have very little opportunity to train because I have a lot of requests in support of club launching 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 were champion of France several times together and were partners in the French team. Then 2013/2014/2015 n ° 1 French and champion of France within the LNP circuit
AS: I started playing with Cédric CARITE 10 years ago. We did 7 full seasons together
6 / Course during the regional qualifications
CC: It went smoothly for us,
AS: Good organization with the registration of 24 good level teams
7 / Ambitions and prognosis for the finals
CC: We're going to do our best and should be close to the title. Then each game must be played with its share 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 above all have a lot of fun!
At 41 years old, my competitor ambitions have been reduced but I hope to be able 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: May everyone give the best of themselves in a voluntary and positive spirit
AS: Watch out for XNUMX-year-olds !!!
More seriously Fair play - fun and win !!!
Jérôme Béasset is the Paquito Navarro of the team Padel Magazine. Offensive on all subjects of the world of padel, he returns to many subjects with an always discerning eye.