The South of France Open 2016 finishes well at the padel level. With a week padel during the tennis tournament, tens of thousands of people have discovered the sport.

It was mostly a week, where the people around were able to discover the many padel clubs that were recently built in the Montpellier region.

In the space of a few months, the region has a park of padel courts. And it's only just started.

If Montpellier was one of the bad students with 0 short to his credit there are 2 years. Since then she has caught up well with:

The 5 racket club: This is the only indoor club in the region with 3 paddle tennis courts. A very classy club that hosted last week the championships of France squash. 7 squash courts including a central court in bay window!

The Melgorienne Racket: with 2 outdoor padel courts

Padel Club de Palavas: 2 padel courts managed by Mr Nicolas Darnal.

FAC Frontignan: Tennis club with padel pitch managed by Axel Sabalete

TC Sète: with 1 padel court.

And a little further, the Cap d'Agde club and its 3 outdoor padel courts.

Franck Binisti

Franck Binisti discovers the padel at the Pyramid Club in 2009 in the Paris region. Since then padel is part of his life. You often see him touring France by going to cover the big French paddle events.