Last month, the Racketlon France Association organized the first French Racketlon Championship at Padel Horizon Sucy-en-Brie, running from November 18 to 19, 2023. And the padel is making noise to become a 5th essential sport…
Players who play all racquet sports
This first edition brought together the best French rackathletes in Sucy-en-Brie, under the aegis of the French Badminton Federation. In total, 60 participants competed in the clubs of Padel Horizon and the Saint Maur Tennis Club, divided into the single ladies and elite men categories.
Sylvain Ternon and Myriam Enmer were titled, a first for them in this unique championship combining table tennis, badminton, squash and tennis. THE padel also featured as an esplanade for the central badminton and table tennis court during the final stages, marking a world first. The ball boys from Roland Garros also participated, playing their role rigorously throughout the weekend. Exhibition matches also featured French table tennis, badminton and squash champions, with the notable presence of Patrick Chila as godfather of publishing, and passionate about Padel for a few years.
Fabien Veber – Director Padel Horizon
“After our P2000 last season, the club Padel horizon is very proud to have hosted a 2nd competition of national scope: the 1st edition of the French Racketlon championships.”
Josselin Gadé – President of Racketlon France
« I have the honor of experiencing this event as president in the wake of Jean-Brice Montagnon who guided our association for 7 years. Our sport continues to develop thanks to stronger and broader mobilization, including regional involvement.”
Yohan Penel – President of the French Badminton Federation
“We are seeing a strong enthusiasm for this sport with 4 disciplines whose roots in the world of badminton are historic and which attracts leading players thanks to the complementarity of the 4 disciplines and the suspense of the matches.”
Mandrin Mouchet – Director of 1er France championship
“It is a great pride to officially join the French championships family. I thank all those involved, all the presidents, elected officials, directors, referees, collectors, players and volunteers for being able to make this event possible. With the recognition a few weeks ago of squash in the Olympic family, 2023 will remain a symbolic year for Racketlon. Well done everyone and long live the Rack!”
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.