The French Tennis Federation has set up, as of the 2017 sports year, 4 approved tournament categories.
They will be determined according to the prize money (amount in euros in cash, lots not counted) .
- P100 (Padel 100): prize money from 0 € to 249 € - 4 minimum teams
- P250 (Padel 250): prize money from 250 € to 499 € - 4 minimum teams.
- P500 (Padel 500): prize money from 500 € to 999 € - 8 minimum teams.
- P1000 (Padel 1000): prize money of 1000 € and more - 16 minimum teams, selected thanks to the ranking.
We also confirm that there are no age categories at the padel. This has been specified in the 2017 specifications of the FFT.
Finally whatever the format of the matches, a player will not be able to play more than 7 matches on one day.
It is also specified that the Price Money does not take into account the lots.
Finally, all the padel tournaments are in the padel calendar HERE. An update has been made to allow players to filter tournaments by category (CAT FFT).
For more information on the regulations: we must go HERE.
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.