When you start playing padel, should you be left-handed or right-handed? An eternal question to which we will try to answer it.

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Whatever the morphology of the pair, it must be organized. Who does what in the team? What is his role ?

Strategically, in the pair, there is always a '' defender '' and an '' attacker ''. A right-hander who would play on the left will have more ease to attack and to get out the ball during a smash for example in its diagonal that right-handed on the right.

"The big and strong in attack! "

For padel initiates, we think of Fernando Poggi, one of the best strikers in the world. He is tall and strong, it would be difficult to try to curb his full potential attack.

For players with a low center of gravity, then opt for a defensive strategy. You will be the base of the team. It is sometimes said that the defender must shine his attacker. This is often true.

Why the attacker left?

Everything is a story of angle and effect. A right-handed man on the left will be able to make a smash in his diagonal and thus make the ball out much more easily than if he played on the right. Take the test.

Can we have 2 attackers?

Yes and no. It is better that functions be defined in advance in a pair.

If your pair is composed of 2 right-handed, the player on the right will be able to try to attack, but it will be a priori more limited due to his positioning than his colleague who plays on the left.

The ideal would be a pair of left-handed and right-handed people. If in the pair, there is normally one player more offensive than the other, the danger can come from all sides. The best example is the world numbers (Pablo Lima and Fernando Belasteguin). For the opponents, it's hard to know who to lobble on since both players are able to play diagonally and finish a point.

Get out of your comfort zone

If you prefer to play on one side, try to play the training on your weak side.

Firstly because during a point, it happens that the players change sides, and then, it allows to discover other sensations not necessarily useless.

Franck Binisti - PADEL MAGAZINE

Franck Binisti

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.