From 2 to 10 in July, Plessis-Bouchard, one of the padel strongholds of the Val d'Oise league hosted once again (after last season) the regional phases of the French paddle championships organized by the Ligue du Val d'Oise.

1er observation: a clear evolution in the number of registrants since the regional phases counted 11 pairs entered in the men and 5 pairs entered in the ladies.

Referee David Ferreira explains that "this year, matches and a table could be made".

The majority of the players came from the 3 padel clubs of the Val d'Oise league: Plessis Bouchard / Auvers-sur-Oise / Montmagny.

2e observation: The favorites pass.

Among the women, the pair who finished 4th at the 2015 French Championships, Sabrina Rioja (TC Auversois) and Monica Blankson-Hemans (TC Jocassien) beat their eternal training opponents Emilie Leborgne (TC Auversois) and Delphine Lambert (TC Auversois).

On the men's side, the pair Morgan Mannarino (ACS Cormeillais) and Jérémy Ritz is the huge strike force of the Val d'Oise league. They win against Jeremie Campos (ACT Ermont) and Vincent Lévy (TC Montmagny Ch. Grimaud).

See you at the 24 and 25 September interregions. The place has yet to be determined.

Sabrina Rioja

Photo credits: Sabrina Rioja - Val d'Oise Tennis League
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.