Maxime Forcin is the handyman of the PadelShot Caen. Sports director and coach at the club, he wears a double hat. In addition, he is one of the best French players, ranking 20th in the rankings.

When for his P2000 PadelShot Caen, Maxime Forcin answered a few questions from Vincent Gallié to Padel MagTV, explaining the evolution of padel in Normandy, his association with Dorian de Meyer and his projects this season!

His feelings about the internship with the French team

It went very well. They changed the format a little, I was lucky enough to be there last year too and we only played matches. There, there were training sessions every morning, and matches in the afternoon. It united the group. The atmosphere was great, there was not a single collision.

Beautiful promises with Dorian de Meyer

We are undefeated in France but not internationally. We lost at the FIP Rise in Egypt against Maxime Moreau and Johann Bergeron. So far we have won a P1000 in La Rochelle and a P1500 at TSB Jarville, the next step is P2000. Now that's easier said than done.

The DNA of PadelShot

The objective is to develop several clubs throughout France and create a beautiful generation of young people with PadelShot Academy. In the club, I have between 20 and 25 children aged 5 to 12 years old. We start from zero, the goal is to create a great group and retain them so that they become very good players.

Player but also educator

For the children I coach padel it's their very first sport, so the objective is to make them aware of windows as early as possible, whether it's in their DNA. We want to get closer to the level in Spain as soon as possible.

The evolution of padel in Normandy

The enthusiasm is enormous. It is especially the average level which increases considerably. Everyone starts training seriously. When the padel started in Normandy, there was no coach or training. The fact that all this is developing, inevitably, the players are progressing and the average level is evolving.

Seize the best opportunities

I have a somewhat unusual profile, I've been a dad for a year, I work quite a bit on the side. I don't really have a permanent partner, the objective is to seize the best opportunities depending on the tournament and as I am not someone who organizes quickly enough and I start late, I find myself without a fixed partner.

I try to do tournaments with players I get along well with, for me that's the basis. Everything is done a little by feeling.

I want to do the best I can every time on the pitch, especially this weekend to win the tournament even if there are still some pretty tough opponents. All the matches are going to be complicated so we will have to hang on and do our best.

FIP tournaments always in the back of your mind

Since I'm doing fewer tournaments, the goal is to participate in big tournaments, FIPs are one of them. We did one in Egypt a month ago with Dorian, I would like to do it regularly. If there are a lot of defeats, it doesn't matter, the goal is to learn in order to progress even faster.

P2 in Bordeaux, a possibility?

If we talk about ranking, impossible. Afterwards Dorian trains there, to see if we play well and if we can have a wild-card. For the moment we are very far from it and I admit that I haven't thought about it yet.

Vincent Gallie

A fan of oval football, round ball but also racket sports, he was stung by the padel during his adolescence in Galicia. As comfortable in front of the camera as behind a microphone, Vince will be able to bring his vision and expertise as a fan of the little yellow ball.