Marie Maligo shares her story with the padel, she looks back on her experience with her different partners and the dynamics of the new duo that she now forms with Mélanie Ros.

A first experience with the padel halftone

Initially, my experience with the padel was not very conclusive, especially because I came from tennis. However, after persisting, I really came to love the padel, to the point of abandoning tennis. Before that, I was a tennis teacher, but as time went on, I needed a change. On top of that, I had a serious injury at the age of 17/18, a sprain with torn ligaments, which forced me to stop for about a year. For me, the padel has become a great way to get back into sport and discover something new.

Marie maligo

What I particularly like about the padel, it’s about playing as a team. I also find it to be an extremely fun and enjoyable sport. I've been playing it for seven years now. Although I am of Belgian origin, I play in France, because the organization is more suited to my needs. The matches take place mainly on weekends and there are significantly more tournaments than in Belgium.

Not always easy to find partners…

It's true that last year I had many different partners, which was partly linked to my ranking. When I started playing in France, I was ranked around 80th, and it was difficult to find well-ranked teammates. It was understandable, since the players didn't really know me. However, I think that this period of frequent changes of partners was beneficial for me in the sense that it was very educational I find.

Encouraging beginnings with Mélanie Ros

These are our debuts with Mélanie. We have already participated in a few tournaments and we have decided to play together for the entire 2024 season. We will see what the future holds for us, but I am optimistic because we have good start to the season, we get along well and the results are encouraging. We hope to maintain this dynamic.

Marie maligo

Le padel is progressing, in France as in Belgium

I notice that the padel really starting to develop well. Clubs seem to be in a real race to add more and more tracks, which is a testament to the increase in player numbers. In Belgium, there are a lot of new people who are starting to practice padel. I could not say with certainty whether development is more advanced in France than in Belgium, but it is obvious that in both countries, the padel is progressing impressively.

Dorian Massy

New follower of padel, I am fascinated by this dynamic sport which combines strategy and agility. I find in the padel a new passion to explore and share with you on Padel Magazine.