Jérôme Bécasset and Jean-Marc Herard will carry out a daily zoom on a league and its representatives for the French championships of padel au Padel Lyon Club (Padel Central). The Provence league is scrutinized.

provence girls

1 / Fitness trail

Laura Clergue (LC) - Several times champion of Provence until I was 14, then stopped for overdose and studies. Best ranking 4/6, currently 5/6. I also did 7 years of gym and 4 years of handball: you might as well use the power of the arm in several sports!

Audrey Casanova (AC) - I have been playing tennis since I was 5 years old. I was -2/6. I have been teaching tennis since I was 16. I am tennis and love racket sports (table tennis, badminton especially).

2 / The discovery of padel

LC - An assiduous tennis player in singles, I no longer appreciated being alone on a court. My brother traveled frequently to Spain and introduced me to the padel: it was love at first sight for both of us.

AC - I discovered the Padel in 2010, at the Set club in Aix-en-Provence, while I was working as a stringer in the club shop. Jean-Marc Lenoir and Clément Forget introduced me to the padel.

3 / Sport experience and sports goals

LC - We can't really speak of experience since it's only been a year and a half since I started. But since then I play it 1 to 5 times a week. The goal is to participate in a world championship.

AC - I've been playing it for 5 years. I was part of the France team in 2012 which finished 3rd in the world championship in Mexico. Currently I play a lot more Padel tennis and hopes to be part of the France team of padel in the years to come.

4 / Which club?

AC - With my teammate we play at the Set Club of Aix en Provence. I am licensed at the tennis club of goat bel air, strictly tennis it seems to me.

5 / Course during the regional qualifications

LC - Good! Unfortunately we have faced few girls teams (3). The last team, the one we played in the final, gave us a hard time (Sandra Dalain and Carole Anne Lovera).

6 / Ambitions for the final stages

LC - We will try to go all the way and win the title. However, we must discover the new pairs and their game.

AC - I only know 3 of the players on the championship: Sandy, Géraldine and Line. I fear Spanish-sounding family names!

provence boys

1 / Sports and discovery course padel

Laurent Boulade (LB) - I played tennis until I was 15 years old. 12 years ago I discovered the padel at the Set Club during a discovery class made by my school

Jérôme Ferrandez (JF) - I am currently 1/6. I know the padel for more than 10 years and discovered this sport during tennis training in Spain

3 / Sport experience and sports goals

LB - I'm heading to the top level and to a lot of training in Spain with players in the world top 20. The padel takes a big place in my life, my prospects with my partner are to become N ° 1 French and to evolve on the professional circuit in Spain

JF - The title of champion of France is my ambition. To be the best French pair 😉
Apparently Haziza and Scatena are the favorites, to see ... ..

4 / Which club?

LB and JF-We are from the Set Club of Aix en Provence

5 / Journey of the pair

LB - About 1 year. I was looking for a long time a drinking partner, I see in him a great potential to exploit!

JF - I play mostly since 6 months. With Laurent, we can go far.

6 / Course during the regional qualifications

LB and JF - Everything went very well. Without false modesty, the qualifications were rather easy.

7 / Ambitions for the final stages

LB -JF - Earn and become French 1 numbers.

provence league

Stéphane BASINI - Chairman of the committee Padel

The Provence championships Padel went very well. We organized the qualifying phases on Saturday at a club (Set Padel Club) with 24 teams (20 male pairs and 4 female). Then the finals took place on Sunday at the Tennis Club de Marseille.

Jérôme Bécasset and Jean-Marc Herard

Jerome Becasset

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.