In the footsteps of the National Tennis Cup, the most famous amateur tennis competition, the National Padel Cup is a sensation in Cap d'Agde.

From 25 to 31 October, the Cap d'Agde International Tennis Center presented its 3 new padel courts to host the National Padel Cup. 2 ephemeral grounds were also installed in addition to host the largest French paddle competition.

Some numbers…

More than 600 pairs participating in the National Padel Cup as well as close to 200 pairs throughout the week.

2 players of the top 100 world, Sergio Alba and Carlos Serralde as well as the recent French champion Robin Haziza and Mathieu Barrot of the padel club of Manosque realized a magnificent demo.

The show also took place in reality all week long including the best French pairs to try to win the 1ages edition of the National Padel Cup.

The big surprises ...

In womenFrench champions padel Audrey Casanova and Laura Clergue were beaten by the Perpignan pair Line Meites / Mai Vo (7 / 6, 7 / 6). The pair of Club du Mas has made a huge match. Line Meites played on the right, unlike the French championships where she played on the left (3e), Mai Vo played on the left and arrived in unknown status at Cap d'Agde ... Let's recall that Line Meites' with Emmeline Lambghts) had already played a semifinal to the French vixen of Padel Géraldine Sorel and Sandy Godard won 6 - 3 3 - 6 10 - 7 (decisive game).

Line Meites / Mai Vo is definitely the new winning formula. It's an aggressive pair that does not let opponents breathe.

« This is our greatest victory Thus expressed the two players inevitably very satisfied with their performance against the French number 1.

The effect of surprise is consumed, the next time they will be eagerly awaited.

In mixed, in the opinion of all, the overall level has never been so raised ". In the final, we find two known pairs: Laura Clergue / Jérôme Ferrandez against Alizé Cornet and Michael Kusaj. What a game ! While we saw the champion of France associated with the vice champion of France to win this competition, the pair Cornet / Michael showed an astonishing strength of character.

The first set is one-way for favorites. It is then that they are slightly distracted by making a few mistakes, the match is balanced. Cornet / Kusaj plays cleverly by making them play a maximum and taking advantage of some mistakes. This strategy in the decisive game promises to be decisive. Final Score: 2 - 6 7 - 6 10 - 4

In mixed, Alizé Cornet and Michael Kusaj stands out as the new pair to beat.

At men'sis a half-surprise because we know the value of Laurent Umbert and Bastien Blanqué ... The Midi-Pyrenees league is very up and they unfortunately missed little accession to the championships of France padel.

Faced with vices champions of France, the strategy is simple for the pair midi-Pyrenees: Laurent Umbert plays a game qualified by some of " false rhythm "Or" slow "Playing the opponents badly while Bastien Blanquet smashes smashes to kill the points. The association is explosive.

Faced with Jérôme Ferrandez and Laurent Boulade, they play perfection. Perhaps a little tired for Jerome Ferrandez after his previously complicated mixed defeat ...

The match is very tight, but it is ultimately Toulouse win. Final score: 6 / 4 7 / 6.

The National Padel Cup will continue its evolution

The first edition has exceeded all expectations in terms of number of players ... But the organization can do better. Corrections are already planned and an unexpected show could see the light next year ...

To participate in the final stages of 2016, it will be necessary to go through qualifying phases that will start in January / February.

Franck Binisti

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.