Jérémy Scatena is Padel's French 1 thanks, among other things, to his title of France Champion 2015 of the discipline. He will be the ambassador of the French brand Tecnifibre for the coming 5 years and has accepted for us to come back on this partnership.
Hello Jeremy, can you introduce yourself quickly?
"I discovered Padel almost 10 years ago with my friend Nalle Grinda.
To come back to my sporting evolution, I joined 2009 from Robin Haziza (owner of Real Padel Club) to continue our progress together. Association fruitful since we have been champions of France without discontinuity so far!
Another highlight of our collaboration was clearly our participation in the Padel World Championships with 5th place in 2012, our best result so far. In 2013 and 2014, we won the Aix International Open and we are proud to be able to say that we are the only French pair to have won this tournament!
Regarding my ambitions, my goal is to train between 14 and 20 weeks a year in Spain to join the top 50 Catalan this year and the top 100 in 2017 worldwide »
Why did you decide to change your racket and move to Tecnifibre?
"I decided to go to Tecnifibre for 2 main reasons. The quality of the offered racket was necessarily a determining factor in my final choice and I hope to cross a course with this new material. Another important element Tecnifibre is a French brand and it was important for me to be able to collaborate and exchange with a French team "
What was the schedule for this hardware change?
"From January 2016, I was able to test the Tecnifibre rackets to bring my experience and my recommendations. My choice was quickly on the racket Wall Breaker which corresponds to my style of offensive game and allows me to make smashes more devastating. I would especially like to thank Javier (Padel Manager at Tecnifibre) and his team for their listening and their investment to offer me the best racket possible. Today I play with the Wall Breaker which brings to my game all that I need: balance, power and contact »
How will this partnership with the Tecnifibre team materialize?
"We have opted for a partnership on 5 years in order to register on the long term and benefit each other from our respective expertise. We really wanted to sign a long-term contract in order to make a mark on a "100% French" partnership. As ambassador of the brand, I will also have access to a "preview" of the new ranges of products in order to give my opinion and if necessary to propose alternatives "
What does the #TeamTecnifibre mind represent for you?
"Tecnifibre is a French company on a human scale that relies on values that I share in 200% such as humility, teamwork and the will to progress. It is thanks to their team, that I could see working on a daily basis, that Tecnifibre is becoming a major player on the Padel market "
How do you adjust your time between your life as an athlete and your private life?
"This year marked a real change in my logistics organization. Indeed, with my current sports ambitions, it was necessary for me to spend more time on the field. Making the decision to train in Spain quickly became obvious, the padel being very developed there. It also gives me the opportunity to rub shoulders and play against the best players in the world today. I am lucky to have a job that requires a punctual presence in France and that allows me to go to Spain frequently in order to realize my ambitions "
Do you budget your season to a few euros?
" Of course. We do not embark on an adventure like this without a minimum of financial organization. I am lucky to have time to organize myself but I am in constant search of patrons and sponsors. Thanks to Tecnifibre I was able to start my adventure ... "
What is the last craze you have made?
« I do not know if we can talk about madness, but with my partner, Robin Haziza, we decided to rent an apartment in Spain to train all year "
Interview of Jérémy Scatena for Padel Magazine
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.