France has been the center of the world of padel in the 21st century with its world championships padel 2000 ! It was in Toulouse, Place du Capitole.
A first in France!
France had indeed welcomed the world's first padel of its history. It was also a big first for this sport.
Because until then, the worlds of padel were taking place either in Spain or in Argentina.
The world premieres of padel organized by the International Federation of Padel date from 1992.
Worlds of padel in France were the 5th carried out during the FIP era. And this great international event, we owe it in large part to the French Federation of Padel of the time led by Claude Baigts.
Grandstands, 2 pitches padel and a village had been built on one of the most beautiful squares in the world. A success that some professional players who still play still remember.
Argentina had beaten Spain 3/0 for men while in women, it was the Spanish who had beaten Argentina.
France has shown the way
France will have shown the world padel that other nations could claim to host the worlds of padel apart from Spain and Argentina, the two strong nations of our sport.
2 years later, it's the Mexico who will welcome him in Mexico before making a single successive double: in 2010 and 2012.
Canada will also have succeeded in 2008 in hosting the padel.
More recently, the French Tennis Federation which represents the padel since 2014, an open door has been left to welcome a next world championship from France to France. If for the moment, we are not there, the French infrastructures and its influence within the FIP could allow us to welcome again a world.
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.