Our friends from Red Star Padel Club in Limoges had the chance to interview Jérémy Scatena, player of the World Padel Tour, and partner of Benjamin Tison.

It is from Barcelona airport at 11:30 am, towards the tournament of Cagliari in Italy, that Jérémy Scatena, number 1 in France for padel players and number 101 on the World Padel Tour, has agreed to answer our questions for the club.

Despite the phone and the mask, Jérémy transmits his joy and his passion for padel to us.

RedStarPTC: Hello Jérémy, How are you? Where are you ?

Hello, it's going very well! I am currently masked at Barcelona airport heading to my next tournament in Italy in Cagliari.

RedStarPTC: Awesome! Is the situation not too complex?

The year is special with COVID, everything is called into question in terms of rankings but that should be decided in early 2021.

RedStarPTC: A lot of investments when you are a pro padel player?

Yes, but beyond the sacrifices of a life as a pro padel player, there are very nice sides. The whole is “kiffant”! If ever the tournament does not go “well” I will be able to take advantage of the extras linked to my destination (laughs). There is also this moment when we enter our bubble of intense concentration, where all the work of physical and mental preparation operates and binds together like mayonnaise to pay in the field.

RedStarPTC: Despite the context have you defined objectives?

Progress, win matches and continue to enjoy!

RedStarPTC: What do you think of the rise of padel in France?

The first step is taken with a real enthusiasm for the discipline with the support of the FFT. The development of the padel is not a brake for tennis, it allows to energize the clubs as a whole and it is essential for the initiation. The second step should be at the level of training structures.

RedStarPTC: We note a good entry from our juniors in this discipline, what would be your advice for our young players?

My advice is mental counseling. Focus on the practice but above all on the pleasure. I have 35 brooms and I am still like a kid in the field. Never forget that it is a game even with pressure. We set up routines, before a match, I sing, I dance, I listen to music (laughs). Losing is part of the game, winning is part of the game, but the essence of sport is having fun. Learn while having fun. these are things that I always put at the center because it is a driving force for me. Sharing and pleasure.

❤It is from Barcelona airport at 11:30 am, heading for the Cagliari tournament in Italy, that Jérémy Scatena number 1…

Published by Red Star Padel Tennis Club at Wednesday 2 September 2020

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.