At 52, Alexandre Bellugue embodies a devouring passion for padel, a sport to which he devoted himself after a career of almost thirty years as a tennis teacher. Based in Sète Padel Club in Sète, in Hérault, Alexandre does not hesitate to cross borders to perfect his skills.

For the second time, he sets down his bags in Spain, the undisputed cradle of padel, where he immersed himself in renowned academies. “I didn’t invent anything,” he humbly confides. “Other trainers, coaches and experienced players do not hesitate to cross the border in order to enrich themselves and train with the best in Spain.”

Le padel in France is experiencing dazzling expansion, but according to Alexandre, “we do not yet have the experience of the Spaniards”. This is how, after obtaining his diploma and some training in France, he decided to turn to Spain, in search of new subtleties and expertise.

His journey took him to Bilbao this year, after an enriching experience atOSS Barcelona the previous year. “Each trainer emphasizes different points, and that becomes a strength,” he explains enthusiastically.

Passionate about Tennis all his life, Alexandre found in the padel a new source of inspiration. “I’m never satisfied,” he admits. Hyperactive and eager to learn, he cultivates his personal standards and likes to pass on his knowledge to all generations and at all levels.

But why Spain? “I am looking for tools, for myself, but above all to bring back the most refined tools possible during my courses in France,” he explains. “The best is yet to come in France, but the padel has taken off and we still have to learn from our Spanish friends.”

In Bilbao, Alexandre chose theacademy of Andoni Bardasco (Padel Stuff), an indisputable reference in the world of padel. “I really appreciated his attentiveness and his response to my expectations,” he confides.

For Alexandre, routine should be banned. “I don’t ever want to be bored with what I do,” he says with determination. His motivation lies in quality learning and the faithful transmission of these lessons.

Ultimately, Alexandre embodies this unquenchable passion for padel, this incessant search for perfection which pushes him to draw on the knowledge of the greatest. And it is this faith that drives him every day, guiding him towards new horizons in the world of padel.

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Franck Binisti

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.