Since the beginning of the year, padel has taken a new turn and not necessarily where we expected. Our best French go to Spain to try the adventure of the professional padel.
3 French players (Laura Clergue, Robin Haziza and Jérémy Scatena) are already in Spain for the pre-season and 2 others will join them: Johan Bergeron and Bastien Blanqué.
As Robin Haziza explains, several times French champions padel with his friend Jeremy Scatena, "Padel explodes in France and we want to try to go as far as possible"
"Scat" explains that there is "no choice, if you want to live your dreams around the padel, you have to go to Spain"
Yes, for our best French players, "no choice"For now, anyway. The professional circuit is mainly played in Spain even if the circuit is international.
Bastien Blanqué and Johan Bergeron both have 21 years and are part of the French 10 top. The big difference with our other French people in Spain is that they intend to be "the first pair 100% French to participate in the professional circuit over a whole season“. D’ailleurs, cette paire s’associera pour les championnats de France de padel 2016. Cela signifie que nous n’aurons plus sur le circuit français, la paire Bergeron / Morillon qui nous aura régalé ces derniers temps avec des performances et des matchs qui resteront dans nos mémoires comme à la National Padel Cup avec ces matchs dantesques. (https://www.youtube.com/user/PadeMagazine)
For the girls, Laura Clergue, French paddle champions 2015 and 2016 bravely went to Madrid to compete with the best players in the world. She suspended her professional activities as an engineer so that she could concentrate only on the padel. (Find out more)
Our Belgian neighbors are also lulled by the sweet melody of Spain as Jeremy Gala, one of the best Belgian players is already testing for several months at the Spanish championships.
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.