Lou Tennis Padel, tennis club in the 7th arrondissement of Lyon now offers 2 tennis courts padel. A new adventure that begins. Ivan Masson, the marketing and development manager of padel tells us everything.

1 / In what spirit the club wished to embark on the padel ?

The President of the club, Sébastien Faure has been interested in the project for several years now because he immediately hooked up with sport from his first exchanges. The project therefore gained momentum last year since he contacted Henri Leconte for the construction of two Padel outdoors. Our objective was to give new impetus to the club and to revitalize it with new members. The Padel is still a young sport in France and we are convinced that it will continue to develop in the coming years.

2 / What will be the policy put in place by the club to boost the padel ?

First of all I wanted to introduce the Padel to all our members who have come in large numbers to test the sport through free discovery sessions. In addition, the interest is also to reach companies that would like to come and play between 12 noon and 14 p.m. or in the evening afterwork, following the same model as the “Soccer Five” (Foot Indoor). We provide a room to host seminars and corporate events included in a “Package” offer. In addition, the Padel also plays an important part in the training of young people since it is included in the program of the Tennis School. It is indeed nearly 300 children who discover the Padel since the beginning of October. The feedback is very positive since parents have already signed up to take Padel with François Authier (one of the best French players in padel).

3 / What are you going to put in place around the padel ? Relationship between tennis and padel ?

Very soon we will be going to the Setteo site which not only allows the reservation of tennis courts and Padel online but also the creation and self-management of tournaments. Moreover Setteo allows the search for partners and allows the club to communicate on all the news likely to interest the members. The renovation of the clubhouse / bar gives all players the opportunity to come and spend a friendly and relaxing time after a good game.

4 / What are the events not to be missed around the padel in the next few weeks / months?

We have not yet made the official opening of the Padel at Lou Tennis Parc. Indeed, we would like to carry it out next spring because we want to invite all the contributors who made the project possible, including Mr. Leconte. It will therefore be one of the unmissable events not to be missed. Subsequently, once the number of participants has increased significantly, the objective will therefore be to create an official tournament but also inter-company tournaments.

On the commercial part

  • Annual membership fee Padel for Lou Tennis members is € 100
  • Annual membership fee Padel for non-Lou Tennis members is € 150
  • Schedule reservation 28 €
  • Possibility to rent and buy rackets but also balls

Interview by Franck Binisti

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.