Something new, at the Ouen-Toro courts. The New Caledonian tennis league has arrange two padel courts there. Discovery…
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We know paddle in Caledonia, much less padel! A racquet sport which now has two fields devoted to Nouméa, to the Ouen-Toro courts. The Caledonian tennis league inaugurated them on Saturday, April 17.
Nothing to do with the SUP board, this sport is derived from tennis, due to this fact. Points are counted in the similar means. But it’s performed in double, with a service with a spoon, that’s to say from under.
Above all, padel is performed on a area of twenty by ten meters minimize by a internet in the center, enclosed by glazing at the again of the course and fencing on the aspect. “There are walls, we have to help ourselves with that and it’s a bit more squash than tennis at the time”, explains Mathieu Feyler, state tennis graduate.
Here, the racket is full and with holes. Like the ball, it’s heavier than in tennis. “It’s a fairly mixed sport. We have the basics of tennis, but also a little squash and a little Basque pelota”, feedback Diane Bui Duyet, elected in command of sport at the city corridor of Nouméa. A self-discipline “playful, physical, tactical“, summarizes Philippe Lissarrague, president of the tennis membership of Auteuil.
No competitors but
At first, the follow ought to be restricted to leisure, whereas ready for a doable craze resulting in competitors. But if padel has barely arrived in Caledonia, it’s a sport developed in the Seventies in Mexico. Then in Spain, the place it has extra licensees than tennis. Padel has been built-in since 2014 as an related self-discipline by the French tennis federation, which has contributed to this improvement of the Ouen-Toro.
It is now doable to order one among the programs and gear to attempt it out. Pitches which have been named after two figures of New Caledonian tennis: Lyliane Porcheron, choice participant for the 1963 and 1966 Pacific Games, and Roger Kaddour, honorary president of the league.
A report by William Lecren:
Padel tennis, consumer guide
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