The French Tennis Federation has set up a license " padel », But which is simply a complement to the tennis license. For one euro more, the tennis licensee can benefit from this "supplement" of license which allows him to participate in competitions. padel approved by the FFT. A ranking has been set up with a scale of points according to the importance of the tournament. This ranking has existed since 2015.

The number of licensees is constantly increasing. The 11 December 2017, according to " Padel Magazine »[1]there were a few more 600 licensees and 3 000 licensees. However it is impossible to say exactly the number of practitioners in France, since a large part is represented by private centers. The latter have a database, but in these, some people have come to play only once in the last three years, and therefore they are not specifically defined as practicing, at least regular.

Victor is certain about the positive development of this practice: “ I am confident that we will reach more than one million practitioners, and Decathlon even plans to go much further than that. »[2]. This remains suppositions, but one thing is certain, the padel is constantly increasing in relation to the number of courts and practitioners since its beginning in France.

[1] https://padelmagazine.fr/de-plus-en-plus-de-licencies-padel-en-france/

[2] Page 86: Victor interview

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.