At the professional level, the padel has undergone since its launch in the 90s several changes with generations that mark history. The establishment of this sport, its development and above all its media coverage mean that today we see pure jewels appearing, in this case the generation at the end of the 90s.
At the end of the 90s, the padel is slowly becoming more professional with important tournaments, and the birth of future champions. During 2000, the turn of the millennium will bring us a slew of extraordinary players who have marked history, developed this sport and who still mark it, I'm talking about Fernando Belasteguin, Juan Martin Diaz, Willy Lahoz, Miguel Lamperti and you will excuse me I pass.
It was a first wave. In the hollow of this wave we saw born Paquito Navarro, Pablo Lima, Maxi Sanchez. Now we see another wave coming, a tsunami perhaps. A generation of young players who have long teeth, who asks to learn from the elders and then bring their personal touch to this exciting game.
The click occurred in November 2016 with the performance of Franco Stupaczuk at the “Rural” in Buenos Aires. Since then, players with 100% training padel flood the World Padel Tour. An extraordinary approach to the game that makes us seek players like Stupa, Ale Galan, Juan Lebrón, Juan Tello, Juan Cruz Belluati, Lucho Capra, Lucas Bergamini, Fede Chingotto or the most recent Augustin Tapia and Javier Garrido.
Julien Bondia is a teacher of padel in Tenerife. He is the founder of AvantagePadel.net, a software very popular with clubs and players of padel. Columnist and advisor, he helps you to play better through his many tutorials padel.