Built more than thirty-five years ago, the tennis courts of the Vallée Gatorge, in Saint-Briac-sur-Mer (Ille-et-Vilaine) needed a facelift. Two of the five outdoor spaces had even been abandoned.
Samuel Guyon, now manages the complex, after having obtained a service delegation from the City, three years ago. “ The situation posed a real problem.he acknowledges. Recently, the town hall took charge of the repair of a court, with a special coating. »
The court has just been declared good for service, and already players are scrambling to use it. The second, adjoining, gave ideas to the service delegate who embarked on an innovative project.
Two new padel courts
He wanted to give it a new life with “ the construction of two padel courts, in a very pleasant environment », presents Samuel Guyon.
An idea in tune with the times, when we see the enthusiasm caused by this new sport. ” Padel, a discipline derived from tennis, became the second most popular sport in Spain three years ago. behind football, after dethroning tennis », recalls Samuel Guyon
The padel also engraves its letters of nobility, at the Porte d’Auteuil, at the Roland-Garros stadium which is currently organizing a new grand slam, the Paris Premier padel major. “It’s a reference and I chose to take the bet, by offering a sport that is entertainment, easily accessible to all”, emphasizes the manager.
The padel activity has just been filled and already, the bulletin board is filled with little words from players looking for a partner. ” We have set up a system that allows us to take registrations online, explains Pierre Corre, reception manager, in charge of stewardship. Our new website is now very easy to access and use. »
What do early adopters think? ” That’s really nice, spontaneously replies Frédéric, accompanied by his son, Alban. We quickly discover the basics and we feel very comfortable, in a pleasant environment. » A playground, blue in color, which blends very well with the surrounding greenery.
In addition to the new facilities and the classics, the tennis club also offers equipment rental, stringing, billiards, table football and video games.
Website : tennispadelbriacin.com