The corridors and avenues of the European Championship of Padel reserve us beautiful meetings. Ramiro Choya, one of the best paddle coaches in the world, gives us a few minutes of his time to answer our questions, including one directed directly to padel instructors.
It's a pleasure to see you here in Rome. Is it to coach your player Bastien Blanqué?
Yes quite. I came to Rome for several reasons and one of them is to follow Bastien. I also came to see what level had the players from the countries that we do not usually meet on the professional circuit. I am really amazed at the amount of countries that practice padel and the level of play offered.
PM: By attending all these games have you been surprised by a particular team or players? Maybe Spanish?
RC: The Spanish players I know, the ones who surprised me are the other players, those from countries like Russia, Lithuania, the Netherlands. it's nice to see these nations offer a very interesting level of play.
PM: The important question we all want to ask you: What are the keys to becoming a good padel teacher?
RC: First of all, it's trust. I think it is important for students to trust their teacher so that the information goes well and they believe in what the teacher suggests. Students need to believe that the teacher is the one who knows, and that one must listen to his advice. To this add work and perseverance so that the student realizes that the teacher has many qualities.
PM: Thank you very much for this interview for Padel Magazine and see you soon on the WPT tracks.
RC: Thank you to you and good luck.
Franck Binisti discovers the padel at the Pyramid Club in 2009 in the Paris region. Since then padel is part of his life. You often see him touring France by going to cover the big French paddle events.