Ranked 76th in France, Alexis Coulombeau, 22 years old, is part of the new generation of football players. padel. During our interview, he tells us about his career, and reveals his ambitions, including a departure for Spain in the future.
A “little” newcomer in the padel
“I discovered the padel two and a half years ago, when Covid-19 arrived. Before that, I played tennis a lot. It was from that moment that I began to discover the padel and that I started doing it as a hobby, while continuing to play tennis.
“Little by little, like a real competitor, I started to play tournaments padel and I got a taste for it. I finally decided to stop playing tennis because I was getting really serious about it. padel. “Little by little, like a real competitor, I started to play tournaments padel and I got a taste for it. I finally decided to stop playing tennis because I was getting really serious about it. padel. "
Ready for Spain
“I don’t plan to stop there. I have ambitious plans for the future. I am going to settle in Spain, in Barcelona. My goal is to train intensively and actively participate in the Catalan circuit. The next step will be to participate in FIP tournaments and measure myself against the best players.
I will join other French players in Barcelona. I plan to take advantage of their expertise and experience from across the border. This change of scenery and level of training should certainly contribute to my development as a player. padel. "
“I reached the final recently at P1000 4Padel from Limoges with Robin Roux, it was a very enriching experience. For the P1500 in Bordeaux, I will play with Simon Wagner, who beat us in final. Before that, I will also participate the week before in the P1000 of Le Mans, alongside Tom Mitjana. These are the last two goals that I set for myself before leaving for Spain.
My objectives for the next two years in France are clear. I am currently 76th and I am aiming for the French Top10 within one or two years. It’s a challenge that I take seriously and for which I work hard.”
Alexis Coulombeau, Alix Collombon?
“It is sometimes amusing to see that some people confuse me with the player Alix Collombon. It's true that our last names are almost similar, and they sound a bit alike when we pronounce them. This confusion can sometimes be flattering, because it allows me to share a name with a player recognized in the industry. Little by little, this can also help to increase my notoriety in the padel. So I see it as an opportunity for my career!”
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