The First Powers Property Padel Invitational welcomed 24 players on Thursday at the Stade du Devans in Beausoleil for an evening of play and conviviality.
“We had a good crowd of about 70 people last night,” Mike Powers, Tournament Co-director along with Thomas Johansson and Tony Torriani, told Monaco Life, “who were given a demonstration from former World Number One padel player Gaby Reka.”
The Round Robin of four groups included Ivan Ljubicic, former top tennis pro and current trainer of Roger Federer, and Irina Peterson, who recently made history as part of the first Women’s team to represent Monaco at the European Padel Club Championship in September.
Gisela Johansson, one of the three women to play, made it to the semi-finals, but it was the Men’s team of Dr Jean-Marc Parisaux from IM2S and David Thomas who took the cup as tournament champions.
While some teams advanced, others enjoyed the barbeque and drinks on hand. “There was a great atmosphere and participation at the first invitational Powers Properties Padel tennis event!” Irina, who played with former Davis Cup player for Monaco, Christophe Bosio, said.
Powers Property Padel Invitational had several sponsors including Blue Coast Brewing Company, the new craft brewery owned by several F1 drivers and local athletes.
Article first published October 20, 2017.