France will have a National Equipment Center dedicated to Padel. It's official. The site will consist of 14 paddle courts and will be located on the island of Puteaux, a space already dedicated to tennis in particular and which will be totally modernized.
It is a huge chance for France to be able to offer this unique CNE padel in Europe and even in the world. No federation now offers a national padel training center for its elites with as much space, as much infrastructure and as modern.
A "exceptional site with an area of 11 hectares". The executive committee of the FFT will however have to approve the contract of Delegation of Public Service planned for next December. But this is more of a formality.
Hubert Picquier, the elected in charge of padel for the FFT, also explained that "the CNE padel will aim to keep our best French players in France and offer them the best to allow them to evolve in France and on the international scene"
Our best French players are lucky and can say thank you to this huge gift and the FFT relies on them "to return to the fold", Even if it's not so simple for French players expatriates in Spain because the professional padel circuit takes place mainly on Spanish lands.
The other good news for the padel lovers is the possibility of enjoying this site. Indeed, unlike the CNE Tennis where everyone can not access it, the CNE Padel will be open to the outside and will work almost like a padel club.
The Paris region is thus endowed with a new large padel club in the Paris region after the confirmation of padel club Asnieres-sur-Seine planned "a priori" for 1er semester 2020.
Who said padel did not grow? 😉
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.