The international exhibition tournament is an exceptional solidarity and sporting meeting organized to highlight sport for all and develop the padel in France. The event will take place on August 27 and 28, 2022 at the brand new complex UrbanVillage at Le Mans.
SPAIN AS AN EXAMPLE
In May 2022 the Spanish federation invited 4 players from padel- French armchair to make them discover what is best in this discipline. Welcomed like kings, they were able to be coached to take part in training sessions and perfect their technique by learning from Spanish players.
HOW DOES THE TOURNAMENT WORK?
It is during two days that amateur and professional players will compete to reach the final which will take place on Sunday 28 at 15 p.m. and which will be followed by a cocktail reception for the prizes. During the event, exhibition matches will take place with able-bodied player/wheelchair player pairs. Visitors in wheelchairs will have the opportunity to take part in initiation sessions padel free.
PROMOTING SPORT FOR ALL
Organized with the aim of promoting the practice of padel for people with physical disabilities, the exhibition tournament is a place for discussion and meetings for all. The idea is based on the observation that only 250 people with reduced mobility play tennis in France and only about forty play tennis. padel. This event gives people in wheelchairs the opportunity to discover the padel and to facilitate their access to sport. This testifies to a real desire to create an inclusive and united tournament.
AN APPOINTMENT NOT TO BE MISSED
The tournament will welcome foreign players including some of the best Spanish internationals such as Oscar Agea, multiple world champion in padel, Belgian and Dutch players and potentially English players.
We should also note the presence and support of Sébastien Husser, international wheelchair tennis player. A tennis player since the age of 6, it was in the year 2000 that a bad dive left his legs paralyzed when he hit the bottom of the water. Three months later, he hits the ball again, this time in a wheelchair and he is quickly brought back to competition, becoming one of the best French players, then embarking on the international circuit. Without him, this project could not see the light of day. This is an event open to all, where everyone is welcome!
The group Urban arrives at Le Mans with UrbanPadel and UrbanSoccer. The center will be equipped with 4 indoor 5-a-side football pitches with a Club House, a seminar room and a 90m2 terrace. 5 indoor courts of padel also with a Club House and changing rooms dedicated to customers of the latest fashionable sport. Located at 27 Avenue du Panorama in Le Mans, it will also have 150 parking spaces and will be accessible directly from the departmental road or by tram (150 m). Close to the Le Mans 24-hour circuit, this center is in danger of becoming the favorite place for all Manceaux and Mancelles residents.
Passionate about football, I discovered the padel in 2019. Since then, it's been crazy love with this sport to the point of abandoning my favorite sport.