Padel First applies the precautionary principle in its various padel structures in Switzerland. The two founders of Padel First have indeed preferred to close their padel space while many sports structures have not yet dared to take this step in Switzerland.

A courageous and civic decision by Justine Melero and Enrique Jimenez. Here is their message:

In view of the current health situation, Padel First has decided, from today, to close its padel facilities at least until March 31.

The health situation is changing every hour, but experience shows that prevention is the essential tool to fight against the spread of COVID-19.

The sooner we take preventive measures, the more we will avoid contagions.

As a company, we decided to take our responsibilities and adopt a decision which aims to avoid contact between players and unnecessary trips.

The precautionary principle takes priority.

In practice, this decision implies that for the Country Club courts, we blocked the possibility of making reservations in our system, and canceled those that already existed.

The practice of any activity in the padel area is now prohibited.

For Vernier, we informed the city sports department of our decision and asked them not to accept any more reservations.

Consequently, we ask you not to come either to the Country Club or to the Tennis de Vernier to play padel, even if these facilities are, for the time being, open to the public.

We thank you in advance for your understanding, and we hope to see you soon.

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.