At just 11 years old (he was born on June 18, 2012), Tyrone Pottier is already considered one of the most promising hopes of the padel French. Licensed in the PACA league, he has just won the PACA U16 regional event with Ryan Ouabed, his playing partner who is three years his senior.

At 11, already in the big leagues

“I am passionate about padel. My father, who also plays regularly, has greatly influenced my love for this sport and constantly helps me improve. We have already participated in tournaments together, but the idea is to do more this summer since I feel more complete today than a year ago. says Tyrone.

He mainly trains in Tennis / Padel Barbossi club with coach Kevin Fouquet, but he also happens to play in Vence, the club of his partner, Ryan Ouabed, who is none other than the son-in-law of Sébastien Corbelli, the boss of the place.

Tyrone started on padel at the age of 8 and, although he was only 11, he had been playing seriously for a year. He frequently participates in tournaments of padel, including the U16 Master in the PACA league, which he won with Ryan, who will soon be 15 years old. The two young men are therefore now the regional U16 champions.

Tyrone's ambition now is to play for the France U12 team. With this in mind, he left for Spain to take part in a padel : “I try to do like the best French players.” he explains.

Live your adventure to the full like the pros

Despite his young age, Tyrone is aware of his strengths and weaknesses. “My weak point is the physique, because I'm tall for my age. I work it for an hour a day to try to improve my speed and relaxation. My goal is to be consistent, play lobs well and avoid having to play fast volleys. My strong point is rather low volleys. With my teammate, we have a game pattern for all matches. I prepare the point, and he finishes it. We adapt well depending on the circumstances of the match.”

Tyrone took part in a detection course at the Mas club with Yann Auradou and Christian Collange. He says he is encouraged by the fact that he is not so far from these players, despite their age difference.

“In U16 tournaments, players often try to play on me. But I hold on thanks to my main quality, consistency. Even if the game is often directed towards me because I am the youngest in these categories, I manage to hold the exchange. All the games were very tight, but we always had a good pattern that allowed us to pass.

U12 worlds?

We see that the succession is assured among young people.

A U12 pair at the junior world championships in Spain in 2019 had already been selected by former coach Alexis Salles: Yoan boronad / Timeo Fonteny.

So why not send a French team again in U12 during the next World Championships of padel youth ?

One thing is certain, it is that Tyrone Pottier is a young player to follow closely, and who is promised a bright future in the padel !

Franck Binisti

Franck Binisti discovers the padel at the Club des Pyramides in 2009 in the Paris region. Since padel is part of his life. You often see him touring France going to cover the major events of padel French.