We suspected a little, today the information is official: Maxi Sánchez joins forces with Kuikma! As good news never comes alone, the Decathlon brand also announces the signing of Lucia Sainz. It is therefore two former world number ones who are joining the French brand this year.
Kuikma hits hard with these two signings
The French brand, which started in the world of padel 5 years ago, has never stopped innovating by offering high-level products, with an exceptional quality-price ratio. Today is a form of consecration with the arrival of two leading players, who will show the whole world that Kuikma equipment is perfectly suited to professionals in this sport.
The Decathlon brand does not shy away from its pleasure of securing the services of these two stars of the padel worldwide: “KUIKMA starts the year with 2 elite recruits Lucía Sainz and Maxi Sánchez as technical partners. A collaboration that shares strong values such as the passion for this sport and the importance of teamwork to achieve great results. After its launch in 2019, KUIKMA has become the brand of padel selling the largest amount of racquets in the world.”
For Fred Oudeville, Product manager padel at Decathlon, these two signatures put the brand in another dimension: “To have today two players who have reached the rank of world number one is synonymous with success, which combined with our efforts and their professionalism, gives us a lot of credibility in the world of football. padel. Not only their successes are important, but also the relationship and closeness we have with them to collaborate and create our products together.”
Maxi Sánchez: “It was easy to make the decision to link my professional career to Kuikma. It was already clear that the product was going to be of quality.”
“When I learned 3 years ago that KUIKMA was going to start manufacturing its own line of padel, I was struck by the fact that a brand as powerful in image, sales and resources in general as Decathlon is betting so decisively on the padel. And later, when I found out that my former trainer and former world number 1, Horacio Álvarez Clementi, was joining the project, it was already clear that the product was going to be quality. It was therefore easy for me to make the decision to link my professional career to KUIKMA”.
The player from Villa Mercedes will evolve with the Kuikma PR 990 Hybrid Hard, a versatile pala by its shape, which offers maximum power and precision to advanced / professional players.
Lucía Sainz: “A collaboration that shares strong values such as the passion for this sport and the importance of teamwork to achieve great results.
The current number 9 in the WPT rankings is a longtime Decathlon fan: “You don't get to the top with talent alone; hard work, perseverance and sacrifice help you build a foundation and are complemented by a good team that helps you perfect your work. With KUIKMA, I feel very comfortable and they are part of the family. I always went to Decathlon to shop because they had all the sports products I could imagine in one store. For me, being able to be part of this company and, above all, working with them in the development of products with the best materials and innovations on the market, is a privilege that makes me particularly enthusiastic”.
It will evolve with PR 990 Hybrid Soft, a versatile, balanced pala that offers good ball output and should perfectly match her game as a right hand player.
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