Padel Magazine - In this article, we focus on the forwards of the circuit. They are tall, powerful, play on the left and have great arm speed. At the slightest lobe a little short, or the slightest lobe if they are confident, they try the winning smash, full axis or to the side to get the ball out.
Are concerned in this category: Miguel LAMPERTI, Augustin Gomez SILINGO, Fernando POGGI and Maxi SANCHEZ
These players do not fall into the category of the most complete players of the circuit, it is not the most technical or even that it is questionable, but they compensate for an incredible presence on the fly and a perfect address to the smash.
Watching a match with one of these players is always special. The tactics of the opponents is always the same: never lob on him, that is to say on the attacker of the team, but always on his partner. The attacker will have more difficulty on slow balls in the feet when he is on the fly or fast balls when he is in defense, and thus make him move.
The striker, on his side, will do everything to put intensity in each ball, to get to the net to the maximum. Because of its size, it takes up space on the fly and it is difficult for the opponents to get it back by a passing or a lobe. He never hesitates to intercept a lobe on his partner and try the smash. This smash must be a winner because its placement is very bad and the counter is likely to be fatal! Demonstration in video:
On this point SILINGO, (the player dressed in black) does not touch the ball, and no lobe in his diagonal, but as soon as he takes the risk, he goes to 100% !!
To see if one day a team consists of 2 smashers!
Clément FORGET - 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.