Rightly recognized as one of the forerunners of the padel in France and sometimes considered a locomotive in sports, the Padel Central de Lyon and his affiliated club FFT the "Padel Club of Lyon" do not rest on their achievements!
The Lyonnais league behind its padel clubs
After the organization of the first French championships in October 2015, the club has become a privileged partner of federal and regional authorities. The confidence that the Ligue du Lyonnais de Tennis has in the organization of its regional and inter-regional phases demonstrates the club's expertise in organizing events.
Its 2500m² of fun for 5 slopes overlooking a mezzanine with panoramic views of the grounds, its "bikini bar" as spacious and pleasant and its dynamic and competent staff make Padel Central Lyon a must for any enthusiast of the sport.
An increasingly important padel school
This new season begins with ever higher ambitions for the development of our sport. Under the leadership of Simon Desliens, reigning European Champion with the French team, the Padel school has tripled its numbers and several adult training groups have emerged with the first interclub competition organized by the Lyonnais League.
Regarding tournaments, although the development of entertainment for leisure customers is encouraged by monthly events that have already been a huge success in September and October, the best French and international pairs have an appointment at Padel Central Lyon this season!
From 11 to November 13, the P1000
Indeed, from 11 to 13 November, the powerful group SERFIM, specialized in public works, environment and communication technologies, wished to associate its image with the first tournament of the highest category of the new nomenclature FFT season 2016- 2017 (P1000).
Substantial partnerships will allow an unprecedented financial endowment (more than 1000 €), a substantial material endowment (welcome pack consisting of a t-shirt, a backpack and sports and nutritional products), high-end services ( partner hotel at low price, welcome coffee every morning, aperitif at the end of the tournament, ...) and of course the insurance for the players to register as many points as possible for the FFT ranking.
If the top pairs in the 2017 standings will only start competing on the Saturday afternoon in the final draw for a mid-afternoon finish on Sunday, all the others will have a chance to join them in qualifying. progressives allowing to play several parts without suffering from a big difference of level. For many expected spectators, entry will be free on 3 days of competition.
The women are not forgotten, but in order to offer them equivalent services and an exclusive exhibition, their event (P1000 also) will be disputed a little later in the season.
An international tournament in sight
On the project side, of course, the dynamic, motivated and voluntary team of Padel Central Lyon / Padel Club of Lyon is not lacking. Without being able to reveal too many secrets, check the dates of the 20-21-22 January (qualifications) and the 3-4-5 February 2017 (final rounds) for an unprecedented international Open tournament during which French and American pairs will compete for the trophy and the prize money accordingly. Finally, if the place of the capitol in Toulouse is a perfect place for the Padel, Eurexpo or Place Bellecour in Lyon are surely other ...
Direction Padel Central Lyon slopes 🙂
Thomas MAURAND (new operating director of Padel Central Lyon)
Jérôme BECASSET (President of the Padel Club de Lyon)
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.