Without wanting to answer “both, sir”, which option would you opt for? Do you feel more French or Spanish?
With 15 years of experience as a French speaker in Spain, U.S.S presents a significant observation.
The quest for the perfect, efficient technique?
In culture, particularly French-speaking, the quest for impeccable technique is omnipresent. We all experience a certain pleasure in making “the perfect gesture”, in observing the beauty and fluidity of certain players, or in imitating the great champions.
A single exceptional shot sometimes makes it possible to forget the nine other failures. This leads to an obsession with spectacular shots, sometimes forgetting the essence of the game: organizing your team play to score more points than you lose.
In Spain, the quest for perfection is oriented towards the effectiveness of the shot made. Many Spanish players are self-taught, having never taken lessons and not looking to take them. They play with pleasure and are able to earn points efficiently. They aim to keep the ball in play, limiting risks, and to reach awkward areas of play with precision, making the reading of the game more complex and promoting efficiency.
The magic formula according to OSS
The two aspects, technical and tactical, are closely linked, but OSS advocates “using technique for the benefit of tactics”. Having a fluid technique helps avoid chronic injuries, thanks to a biomechanical framework that allows you to play while limiting physical constraints.
Stabilize your game
It is crucial that learning is oriented towards the right intention of play, seeking to put the ball in the court with margins on the playing areas. Why not play simply but effectively?
Why come to Spain to take lessons?
Most foreigners come to Barcelona for the expertise of the coaches and players, whose experience can be counted in decades.
The contribution of cognitive neuroscience
These studies show that the brain cannot process as much information as we would like. During a course, no matter the arrangements, you cannot remember everything. Only time and repetition, as with the basket, allow the content to be assimilated in the long term. Too much information can saturate the brain: “too much information kills information”.
The value of matches with local players
This allows you to put into practice the content covered in class, enriching the internship experience with numerous advantages:
- Share a sporting moment with local Spanish players or other nationalities.
- Develop strategies, develop tactics, and change strategies during play.
- Stimulate creativity in the face of various situations requiring constant adaptation.
- Delay aging: by playing, we use and preserve our cognitive functions, thus keeping a young mind.
- Discover yourself: the game allows you to be spontaneous and to question yourself.
The biological reality of sport
Physical activity generates pleasure. After 15 to 30 minutes of exercise, the body releases hormones such as endorphins and dopamine, providing relaxation and fullness.
The OSS proposal
All the formulas offered include an equal distribution between lessons and matches, aiming to offer the most complete training possible.
Info on OSS: www.padelbarcelona.com
Franck Binisti discovers the padel at the Club des Pyramides in 2009 in the Paris region. Since padel is part of his life. You often see him touring France going to cover the major events of padel French.