Back in 2001...the franc gives way to the euro, the French football team has already been World Champion for three years and just now European Champion. At that time, the padel is still in the embryonic stage. The sport is little known to the general public but is already making Spain vibrate.

Not yetAle Galan orArturo Coello...who wander around in diapers at their parents' house. At the top of the ranking we find two men for a moment (it is once again Bela and JMD who will end the year at the top). Or rather, two friends. One is called Gaby Reca. The other, Seba Nerone.

Seba Nerone is a five-time world champion, with more than 25 years spent on the slopes of padel. It is also a former world number 1, in 2001 therefore. Since 2021, Seba Nerone has retired but he continues to work for the padel. He is known for his position as a commentator and also for his role as a coach Alayeto twins, now also retired. Seba Nerone also has his academy at Padel City Turin.

Gaby Reca has spent as much time as Seba Nerone on the pitch and has also been at the top of the padel global. Born to an Argentinian father and a French mother, Reca has a dual French – Argentinian nationality. Despite everything, he will not have represented France in international competitions. Today, Gaby Reca isone of the best coaches in the world, and also wears the cap of coach of the Argentina team, next to Rodrigo Ovide.

Although these two players bowed out padel, the quality of the ball is still there! The two veterans recently proved it on a track padel. We can say it: the technique and talent are still there!

Gwenaelle Souyri

It was his brother who one day told him to accompany him on a track. padel, since then, Gwenaëlle has never left the court. Except when it comes to going to watch the broadcast of Padel Magazine, World Padel Tour… or Premier Padel…or the French Championships. In short, she is a fan of this sport.