Le Club de l'Hers: 2 more courts!

The Midi-Pyrénées region is renowned for being a stronghold of Padel French. The Club de l'Hers is one of the pioneering clubs that have bet on the padel a few years ago.

Their 1er group of Padel, the Chitas have come a long way to introduce this sport, under the leadership of Béatrice and Robert Nicolau.

With 2 extra short, just before the 1st edition of the Regional Championships Padel under the aegis of the French Tennis Federation (FFT), these 2 panoramic, semi-covered courts are not too much.

They were installed right at the entrance of the club, There will be no more excuses for those who still do not know the sport.

Draw and Multichance Draw (TMC)

26 teams have registered for this regional championship of padel, mainly the Club de l'Hers and the Tennis Club de Blagnac (tennis clubs affiliated to the FFT). For this tournament, the league gathered inviting Brice Bernard (for tennis) and Bastien Blanque (for Padel) in order to establish the seeds and the table.

The TMC format was chosen to allow everyone to play as many matches as possible. No matter when you lose, you are still in the race to earn FFT points and rank in this competition. .

The strongest pairs of the city of Toulouse have registered as Cédric Carité / Alexis Salles, Brice Bernard / Bastien Blanque, Cédric Biegel / Nexon or Emmanuel Tecles / Eyal Bensimon.

Hostilities began on Friday evening with 20 matches already offering a spectacle on these new courts. A delight !

The best pairs on the rdv

Saturday, the serious things begin, the heads of series return to the track and make respect the logic of their statutes. Only the pair Frédéric Aranda / Olivier Disbeaux beat the seeded pair number 2 (thanks to their tennis ranking) and goes to the semifinals where it will logically lose to Carité / Salle (6 / 3 6 / 0).

On the other side of the table, we find from the quarter-finals hooked matches and a very beautiful show between Bernard / Blanque and Biegel / Nexon. Bernard / Blanque finally win 6/4 7/5.

The last quarter-final opposes the pair, and seeded number 1, Emmanuel Tecles / Eyal Bensimon against Bertrand Goutires and Nicolas Trancart. Assessment: The n ° 1 pass without trembling 6/3 6/2.

The Demi, on Sundays, it's hot!

In the main draw, the games are fierce. In the semifinal, TECLES / BENSIMON and BLANQUE / BERNARD have certainly offered the match of the weekend.

The first set is won not without difficulty, 6 / 2 by the pair Bastien Blanque and Brice Bernard but everything did not go as well in the second set. Indeed, it will be more hooked, more tense too.

Breaks and debreaks follow one another, the BERNARD / BLANQUE pair even gets a match point at 6/5 TELCLES service, but a very good serve allows the match to continue and to reach the tie-break of the second round.

In the tie-break, the two teams did not give up, a real pleasure and it was finally TECLES / BENSIMON who won the second round 7/5 in the tie-break.

As the third round, it's the famous 10-point super tie-break. TECLES / BENSIMON got off to a good start to achieve the mini break and lead 3/0, but the opponents came back and took the advantage. The smashes rain, the volleys fuse.

 At 9/7 in favor of the pair Emmanuel Tecles / Eyal Bensimon, The stress rises, and at this game, Blanque / Bernard were very good. They go on 4 successive points to finally win 11/9 in the super tie-break.

Carité et Salles: The 1st Midi Pyrénées regional champions of Padel

After two spectacular semi-finals, the ranking matches are also over.

 The pair of Hers club Bertrand Goutires / Nicolas Trancart finishes 5st of the tournament in front of another local pair Lourme / Junca 6st. Other pair "hersoise" Philippe Alarcon / Pierre Vignes 7st and Nexon / Biegel 8st package for injury.

The final, CARITE / SALLES vs BLANQUE / BERNARD starts at 15h precise. The first set, saw the superiority of the first cities by inflicting a severe but customary 6 / 0 to their opponents. The decisive point being for many without disrupting the players so far.

The second set starts again on the hats of wheel and we see a very beautiful spectacle, a padel high level, perfect target smashes from Alexis Salles, smashes from punches from Bastien Blanque or Cédric Carité, a very good defense from Brice Bernard. There followed no less than 6 breaks, 3 on each side to end up at 5/5 in the second set.

It is finally CARITE and SALLES who cry victory (6/0 7 / 5a after a last magnificent blow in defense and become the 1er regional champions of Padel of the Midi-Pyrénées Tennis League.

Clément Arico - Padel Magazine
Franck Binisti

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.