La National Padel Cup is certainly the oldest circuit in the padel world. The NPC will celebrate its 6th candle in 2020. The co-founder of the competition, Christophe Lesage looks back on one of the major events of the year.
The NPC: A competition that won its bet ...
In 2014, we had launched hostilities with our partner Head by offering a completely crazy week for tennis and padel fans: the best players in the world had been present with notably Alejandra Salazar, Fernando Belasteguin, Sanyo Gutierrez, Gonzalo Rubio, Andoni Bardasco. What a week !
Born six years ago, the National Padel Cup is the first tournament circuit. He contributes to the development, promotion and practice of padel in France. It is reserved for players of all ages as long as they have a tennis / padel license at the FFT.
How the competition takes place in 2020
The tournament takes place in 2 phases, the qualifying phases, between April 1 and September 30, and a final phase, from October 28 to 31 at Cap d'Agde during National Tennis Cup finals. In the end a big celebration of tennis and padel with a P250 double mixed and P500 men and women.
The National Tennis Cup will offer padel at the start of the week
At the beginning of the week, we will offer a padel animation - P100 to initiate tennis playerss who discover padel. Last year the first 3 days were incredible. A real treat ! And so we want to repeat the experience.
The NPC is also bringing together all the French fans
The goal is to unite everyone: clubs, players, organizers, and share a good time around the padel with people who come from all over France, to be able to play several matches whatever their level of play.
I think it was successful. Just remind us of what happened last year.
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.