One of the big differences in competition on the French circuit is the number of points accumulated to improve your ranking, mainly in the top 500. And the difference in points it takes to reach the top 100 French has accelerated in recent years.
The proof is with this table and this upward trend in terms of the number of points to obtain to have a similar ranking from one year to the next.
There was a sudden boom at the start of 2020. And since then, the rise has been continuous.
This can be explained in several ways. But one development is glaring, it is obviously that of the number of licensees.
In December 2023, here is the distribution of competitors / licensees padel
In December 2019:
In December 2018:
To understand precisely the evolution of the number of points in relation to the ranking over recent years. Here is another interesting table.
The evolution of the number of licensees padel from the end of 2018 to December 2023, and mechanically, the number of points distributed in France increases.
While before 2019, we had less than 2.5 million points distributed, in December 2023, almost 14 million points were distributed!
Franck Binisti discovers the padel at the Club des Pyramides in 2009 in the Paris region. Since padel is part of his life. You often see him touring France going to cover the major events of padel French.