What is that this racket sport that’s gaining an increasing number of followers in Brive (Corrèze)?

Two brothers have opted for the event of paddle tennis in France by opening a room in Brive devoted to this racket sport; between tennis and squash.

A highly regarded sport in Mexico

Grégory and Yoann Bernardo took 4 years to materialize their plan to create a recreation room devoted to paddle tennis. As of 2017; these two brothers; aged 37 and 34; needed to persuade banks and associates of the curiosity on this racket sport; then little unfold in France and which is at present in full swing.

“Paddle tennis was invented in Mexico within the Seventies and have become in style for the primary time in Spain and Argentina: as we speak; there are 4 million followers in Spain;” explains Grégory Bernardo; who has a diploma as a tennis instructor. In France; the Tennis Federation joined this self-discipline in 2014 and there are round 200;000 practitioners in France. It’s creating effectively in Europe; particularly Sweden; which has seen good development for 2 years. “

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Outside actions are extra in style than ever within the Pays de Brive

Satisfied of the potential of this sport; the Bernardo brothers had been lastly in a position to inaugurate their 1;800 m2 O’Padeljournaltimeplex final September; on the Brive Ouest enterprise park (PEBO); rue Jean-Allary; after a delay in development. the Covid: “Fifteen days after the beginning of the work; the primary confinement was introduced”; recall the 2 brothers from the north of the Lot who labored within the meals business earlier than selecting their very own.

A sport between tennis and squash

Because the inauguration; on 5 indoor courts and one outside; they’ve been displaying off this sport: on a courtroom smaller than tennis (10 meters broad; 20 meters lengthy); a closed courtroom with out a lane with a separation web; paddle tennis is performed by 4. And if a participant doesn’t get well the ball after a primary bounce on the bottom; he doesn’t lose; as it could actually bounce elsewhere by touching every other floor (door deal with; fences and glass partitions).


-The method is easier than tennis; the racket is smaller and extra manageable; we use a spoon; we have now the potential for recovering the ball if we fail on the primary bounce …; explains Grégory Bernardo. It’s also possible to play at your personal tempo – you may delay the sport. “

Much less intense than squash; paddle tennis can also be “extra enjoyable than tennis; we are able to make extra exchanges”;journaltimements a brand new paddle tennis fan; Jéromine Kalkias.

Filmed video games and tournaments

With phrase of mouth; thejournaltimeplex begins to draw gamers: -Many have no idea this sport and we should help them on the sphere; continues Grégory. Each day we have now extra areas occupied and a few even discover this sport addictive: it really works effectively between midday and a pair of within the afternoon and within the night after work. “

Charges. The value of 1 hour throughout the day is € 6 per particular person; the 1:30 pm half is € 11 per particular person (€ 2 for racquet rental).

And the gamers can even repeat the sport; which lasts between one hour and 1 hour half-hour; after watching; in thejournaltimeplex’s bar; the video made due to the cameras put in in every subject: “A video that we don’t preserve; however that may be seen within the buyer’s account by way of our utility. “

To publicize paddle tennis; Gregory and Yoann Bernardo often set up tournaments and plan to supply classes to kids; ages 3 to 11; earlier than the tip of the yr. They’ve additionally launched pleasant paddle tournaments; not authorized; on Thursdays; each two weeks; from 7:00 p.m. to eight:30 p.m. This Thursday; October 14; 2021; a rating of gamers will take part. Registration on O’Padel’s Fb web page.

Christine Moutte


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