They had all made an appointment in Perpignan at the Mas club for the winter open 13 / 14 last February. Apart from the reigning French champions (HAZIZA / SCATENA) the best French players Padel responded present in a tournament extremely raised.

The gods were with them because after a rainy day, the sun decided to go out at the start of the tournament offering even 20 degree Celsius to all participants.

On the field the pair Jeremy RITZ / Maxime MOREAU demonstrated all his talent and mastery of the tactical patterns of a team in place and sure of its achievements. Without losing a set, they dominated in the final the promising team Bastien BLANQUE / Jérôme FERRANDEZ who played their first tournament together. The third place went to the pair Cédric CARITE / Erwan NICOL who won against a very dangerous team Laurent PLANES / Dario PEREZ.

Behind the level was very tight from the pool matches with Lyon coming en masse (LOPEZ: AUTHIER: DESLIENS: MIOTTO) and the experienced Aix (GAUTIER / BOULADE). The local pairs were forewarned and they were 5 representatives in the final table (NICOL / PLANES / PEREZ / HENRY / PELLICER).

For the girls, unsurprisingly, the runners-up of Europe Emmelien LAMBREGTS and Line MEITES won the title against Audrey ROUQUETTE and Sophie ESTANG GALY.

Special mention to the pair André GAUBERT and François SANMIGUEL who recalled that the value sometimes expects the number of years.

Rendezvous is taken in April for the next tournament and in June for the big one where the French will be able to rub Spanish.

open padel table of the mas perpignan

Alain Henry

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.