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 Provence league is under siege.

provence girls

1 / Fitness trail

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

Audrey Casanova (AC) - I play tennis since the age of 5 years. I have been -2 / 6. I teach tennis since the age of 16 years. I am tennis and love racket sports (table tennis, especially badminton).

2 / The discovery of the padel

LC - Practice practitioner tennis in singles, I did not appreciate being alone on a field. 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 Padel in 2010, at the Set club in Aix-en-Provence, while I worked as a ranger in the club shop. Jean-Marc Lenoir and Clément Forget introduced me to the padel.

3 / Sport experience and sports goals

LC - We can not really talk about experience since it's only been 1 year and a half that I started. But since I play 5 6 times a week. The goal is to participate in a world championship.

AC - I've been playing since 5 I was part of the French team in 2012 which finished 3ème at the world championship in Mexico. Currently, I play a lot more Padel than tennis and hope to be part of the French paddle team 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 / Sport trail and Padel discovery

Laurent Boulade (LB) - I played tennis until the age of 15 years. There is 12 years I discovered the paddle 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 over 10 years and have discovered this sport during tennis training in Spain

3 / Sport experience and sports goals

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

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

Jérôme Bécasset and Jean-Marc Herard

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.