The amateur circuit number one in France, has completed its season 'Padel Infinity Tour 2016' at Toulouse Padel Club by a final tournament gathering 75 pairs from all over France.
This circuit lasted a whole season, for the first of its kind, from October 2015 to September 2016 with no less than 11 tournaments spread over this period. The Padel Infinity Tour 2016 has passed through Toulouse, Perpignan, Castres, Bordeaux, Poitiers, Lyon, Montpellier etc. ... Next year is already explosive.
Clément Arico, President of Padel Infinity explains that "Before all this circuit was created, designed and thought by a passionate Padel team for amateur paddle players looking to compete in a Spanish-style padel spirit." ».
The unique formula in France, allows you to have fun and enjoy a padel weekend.
In figures the Padel Infinity Tour 2016 is more than 1000 players who participated on the different stages! All full tournaments from start to finish.
The results of the 12st Step and last step!
75 teams gathered at the Toulouse Padel Club! Making this tournament the 2st in affluence after the inauguration of this same Club last April (88 pairs).
On Saturday no surprise for the advanced male, the strongest respected their ranks.
The big battle came from the other tables where many teams struggled to tie-break for the categories: Intermediate Men, Men's Initiation, Women's, Mixed and Intermediate / Initiation.
After 6 matches for some and 3 for others on Saturday night, the paella evening filled up the empty stomachs. But Sunday is already here and the serious things are starting !!
The semi-finals are fiercely contested! The pair Nicolas Trancart / Bertrand Goutires narrowly miss 7 / 6 6 / 3 vis-a-vis the poitevins Alexandre Lerustre and Baptiste Poey who had already made a big match against Emmanuel Tecles and Olivier Disbeaux winners at Super tie-break 10 / 8 !
On the other side the Boronad brothers reach the final not without evil too! Winners in quarter Kévin Tournemire and Christophe Perrier! They will beat in semi finals Eyal Bensimon and Etienne Dubarnet very hard in 2 sets very hooked 7 / 5 6 / 3.
The final opposes the local pair of Toulouse Bertrand Goutires and Nicolas Trancart against the brothers Boronad. The match is well mastered by Toulouse who will win in a very nice finals at the spectacular points 6 / 3 6 / 3!
And the others ?
All the other categories were also played Sunday, the Mixed Inter / initiation saw a final 100% Perpignanaise on the soil Toulousain with a victory of Guillaume Bachaud and Paulin Archilla face Stéphane Lacan and Cécile Galtie.
The Mixed saw the victory of Caroline Courmont and Jonathan Agius came from Nice face a pair composed mid-Poitou mid-Toulon Marianne Vandaele and Baptiste Poey.
The Female was very well mastered by Caroline and Marianne teaming up for the occasion!
The men's Initiation was won by Anthony Chereau and Miguel Reseco.
Finally the men's category with the largest number of pairs saw the victory of Toulouse Christophe Militzer and Luis Ribeiro against Bordeaux Stephane Vergnère and Peio Sarlangues in terms of a real obstacle course.
And now ?
Adidas Padel has been a great asset in the development of this event and has allowed the brand to develop through a circuit recognized in France.
The Padel Infinity Tour 2017 starts as early as October 2016 with the first leg at the Bordeaux Soccer Park on the 4 new terrains! 12 tournaments are already programmed!
José Luis Lara Salines joins the Padel Infinity Tour 2017 for a clinic series (more info soon)
NexxoPadel, young brand of padel becomes partner in this beautiful adventure!
Viva the Padel !!
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.