What a week ! France went through all the states at the 2016 team padel world championships in Lisbon.
On the women's side, France managed to get the last qualifying place for the next finals of the padel world championships. By beating Belgium yesterday, 2 matches at 1, France performs a nice operation after a rather unconvincing start and a last place in the group stages.
For the men, France will not pass the Portuguese mountain to hope to delight this 9e place, synonymous as with the ladies a direct ticket for the next world. Against Portugal, France has achieved its greatest benefits, but Portugal is too strong even allowing himself the luxury of resting his pair 1. Yet France has not been unworthy especially with a magnificent match of the pair Bensadoun / Lapouge, not gone far from the feat to win the decisive point.
There is still a game this afternoon to the French (against Germany) to finish on a positive note and delight the 11e place of the competition.
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.