Present at Roland Garros, Thierry Omeyer, former goalkeeper of the French handball team, tells us about his new passion: padel.

“The stitches are very long”

“There are a lot of similarities with what I did when I was a handball goalkeeper, especially the volley reflexes. I enjoyed myself even if I have to work a little on my physical condition. The points are very long, there was a good level, it was a pleasure to play with the best players of padel French !"

"I have always played tennis in the summer to keep in good physical condition when there was a break in handball, and since I stopped I have discovered the padel where I have fun. It allows me to work on my condition, to maintain my reflexes, and to have a lot of fun with my friends!”

“Luka Karabatic has potential!”

“There are quite a few former handball players who have taken up padel : Jérôme Fernandez, Valentin Porte… It's a sport that also allows you to work on the support, which can be very useful for handball.

When he stops playing handball, I think Luka Karabatic, who has had a great career in tennis, will have a lot of potential. I played with him once, he has a good hand, I think it will be quite easy for him to get into it. He plays in the summer and I think he will be a very good player!”

Xan is a fan of padel. But also rugby! And his posts are just as punchy. Physical trainer of several padel, he unearths atypical posts or deals with topical subjects. It also gives you some tips to develop your physique for the padel. Clearly, he imposes his offensive style as on the field of padel !