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 Val d'Oise league is under siege.

valdoise girls

1 / Fitness trail

Sabrina RIOJA (SR): I practice tennis since the age of 7 years at the TC Auversois in the Val d'Oise, and until the age of 12 years within the structures of the league, I continue since to play for pleasure in the department.

Monica BLANKSON-HEMANS (MBH): I played tennis 4 11 years at the tennis club Vauréal, then my 12 years until now (24 years) at the tennis club Jouy le Moutier.

Graduate of state in 2012 I continue my professional course by passing my Diploma of Superior State.

2 / The discovery of Padel

SR: Originally from Spain, I vaguely knew this sport, but actually practice since the construction of a field at (TC Auversois) in October 2011.

The members of the office, of which I was part at this time, were looking for a new friendly activity suitable for everyone and complementary to tennis.

MBH: I discovered the padel with friends of my promo DES in April 2015, I immediately hooked.

3 / Experience and Goals

SR: My experience is limited, playing only 1 2 times in the week, in "local" and pure leisure. It's a complementary sport to tennis for me, especially for the vision of the game, the placement on the fly etc.

It is especially the best way to find my partners for good moments of relaxation. I work at the regional league, and we want to promote this new sport in the department.

We want the clubs to retain their members thanks to this complementary offer, so that the padel reaches a large audience and brings in new licensees, who do not necessarily practice tennis.

In the future, I hope to improve myself in the discipline and why not, participate in some competitions, always looking for the pleasure to play and the conviviality.

MBH: Limited experience in the padel because it was only in April 2015 that I started playing. At the moment I play padel once a week, TC Auversois.

Like any player I have the goal to improve myself and participate in some competitions.

4 / Which club?

SR and MBH: The tennis club Auversois.

5 / Your partner?

SR and MBH: Both looking for a partner to play the qualification at the championships of France in the Val d'Oise, we play together since May 2015 ,. We knew each other before with our respective professions and we are told "why not! ". It is above all a question of feeling.

6 / Course during the regional qualifications

SR and MBH: We played just one game, that of the final! The ladies did not answer the call unfortunately during the qualification. We qualified against my friend Padelistes Auversoises. The club was well represented! The atmosphere was at the rendezvous. The reception of the superb club, the latter had just redone his run. Thanks to Franck for the photos and the video of the match

7 / Ambitions and prognosis for the finals

SR and MBH: We really hope to spend 1 tour, cause some problems to "pro" pairs, please us first and discover new sensations "padel" to improve our game against the best pairs. In the Val d'Oise, the clubs are gradually equipped, I hope that each club can organize its tournament.

I do not know the other qualified players, but I understand that the teams in the south of France were far from novices, quite the contrary.

8 / Message for opponents

SR: With the pleasure of meeting them, to confront the pairs who have the trade, to really discover the padel in competition with them.

MBH: See you soon for a good padel moment!

valdoise boys

1 / Fitness trail

Morgan MANNARINO (MM): I was a semi pro tennis player with the French ranking -30. I also practice beach tennis for a few years and finished 6ème of the French 2015 championships.

Jérémie CAMPOS (JC): I stopped playing tennis 2 years ago after a series of injuries. I started playing paddle, trail and replayed golf. My best tennis ranking was 3 / 6.

2 / The discovery of Padel

MM: I discovered the padel with my brother Jeremy Ritz and another friend on vacation at the Lacanau tennis club (equipped with 3 Padel tracks)

JC: With some Jérémy Ritz 4 years ago, by dint of hearing about it, I cracked and I tried.

3 / Experience and Goals

MM: Sportingly, I'm still a ranked tennis player - 2 / 6. In addition to a few parties with friends during the holidays, I play padel once or twice a month, in Paris. It is difficult to progress, for lack of regular parties. In the long term I would like to become champion of France and participate in the padel worlds.

JC: I play little, 1 times a month since this year and before, 1 times every 3 months. For lack of infrastructure and adversaries, it is difficult to play regularly in the Paris region.

For the future, the ideal would be to play at least 2 times a week, to progress and participate in some tournaments in Spain, this winter.

4 / Which club?

MM and JC: We played at Plessis Bouchard then at Sannois and again at Plessis Bouchard.

5 / Your partner?

MM: We know each other from a young age, are linked by a strong friendship, share holidays and evenings together. Playing together at the padel proved to be natural.

JC: I chose it because it is first one of my best friends, we know each other for more than 20 years but also and especially because it is the best, what a smash!

The other reason is that our usual regular partners do not evolve in the same league as we:

The famous Ritzou for Morgan and (the tracker) Raphael Jannel <most beautiful hand of padel Europe> for me.

6 / Course during the regional qualifications

(JC): There were no experienced teams and the level was not very high, but we had a great time with the new padel players from the league. We hope of course that the level of newcomers will increase to be able to face them in other tournaments.

7 / Ambitions and prognosis for the finals

(MM): For me the favorites is the Cote d'Azur (friends to us) and then come the Midi-Pyrenees and Provence. We would like to finish in the 3 best teams.

(JC): Have a level of regular play, go as far as possible in this table and why not get on the podium! We know that several teams are well prepared. The pair Robin and Jeremy is for me the strongest.

8 / Message for opponents

MM: Let's take advantage of this championship of France 2015 to illustrate, it may become more and more difficult ...

JC: Do not do too much, it drives me crazy ...

valdoise league

Christophe CHAVEROCHE - Development Advisor

1 / League league proceedings

Organized at the Plessis Bouchard club with 4 female pairs and 10 male pairs entered, 3 very convivial days.

2 / Positioning the league

Leisure and Competition

3 / Aids, actions and planned events

We offer clubs our support to help them approach the town halls for the construction of new tracks and thus ensure the promotion and development of the padel.

Tournaments are also organized in clubs with PADEL courts

There is a section dedicated to the padel on the site of the league: http://www.ligue.fft.fr/val-d-oise

4 / Who to contact?

The development team (Employees and elected officials)

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.