XIII Europadel Trophy – story of a friendship
Dear members and supporters, Beste Gentenaars , Queridos Europadelistas
This year 2016 we have organized our 4th Europadel tournament in Gent, and like the previous ones, it has been a complete success.
Each year we are getting better and better and we wish to going on and on ………….
This year we were 25 teams, 8 from EuroPadel and 17 from Padel 4U2. Once again, Padel 4U2 teams dominated the trophy and Jana and Nick got the first place after winning a brilliant final match against Celine and Marnick. Congratulations to Jana and Nick which obtained for the first time the first place in our tournament.
The third place went to María Treviño and Curro from EuroPadel which won against Sonsoles and Emilio in the “petite” final in a very hard and tight match. María received the annual special prize of Europadel to recognize all the work she has made to promote padel in Belgium. Congratulations María and thanks a lot for all your work.
Two another circumstances must be underlined, the first was the challenge match between Padel 4U2 and EuroPadel which took placed Saturday evening after the victory of Belgium against Ireland in the European Football Cup 3-0. This year again Padel 4U2 won or even destroyed EuroPadel team (Curro and Emilio) :-(. But there were serious doubts about the performance of a player of Padel 4U2, Jan Bonnarens which played too well (even better than Nick) !!!!! Next year there will be anti-doping test, at least for the challenge match.
The wheather this year was not so good, at least, Saturday but Sunday was fantastic, and given the quality of the padel courts of Padel 4U2 we could complete all the matches without any problem; specially thanks to the players which demonstrated a commendable sportive spirit, fair play and friendship approach.
The second point to be highlighted was that Saturday morning during the rain two sun’s rays unexpectedly appeared in the club in the form of volley players. As a consequence, next year another challenge has to be organized, a volley match between Padel 4U2 and EuroPadel, I will be together with Alfonso the trainer for EuroPadel and We have already two players in our team !!! Good luck Padel 4U2 !
The tombola was a big success as usual, we would like to thank once again all our sponsors Air Europa, La Casa Escrivá, Vin de mois, Bullpadel, Alfonso Escubos, BBVA, Bois Savanes, Casa Asturias, Terras Gaudas, Finca Can Ramón, Ghent River Hotel and Spyke for their generosity and commitment with Padel !
Here you can find the link to the album with the pictures of the trophy (Thanks a lot Sandy !!!)
Guys, take care and LONG LIFE TO PADEL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
PADEL IS LIFE 😉