For several months, the French Tennis Federation wants to evolve its device related to padel tournaments. The categories of padel tournaments could evolve with the appearance of two new categories: P1500 and P2000

The P1500 and P2000 padel tournaments could see the light of day next year. For the moment, these files are still under investigation by the FFT authorities. But it is clear that the FFT wishes to breathe new life into the padel tournaments.

1.Why propose new categories?

The reasons are very diverse. But the objective of the FFT is to reduce the number of elite padel tournaments. P1000 became tournaments "very and too classic with many disparities of levels between different competitions of the same category".

The big winners: It is inevitably the top French players who will be able to benefit from more selective specifications and a larger financial endowment.

2. Will they be more restrictive?

Both categories will be very restrictive. There will indeed be a specification for these competitions.

The other element: They are limited each year.

The players will also be able to plan these competitions as we could see a precise calendar on all these events by the beginning of next year.

The FFT circuit Padel Tour could well occupy part of these competitions.

Other tournaments could be offered this category if they meet the specifications of the FFT.

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.