A few days ago we attended the Head Padel Open. It was an opportunity to meet several personalities who came to have fun and have a good time in the 20×10.

This was the case for the handball player William Accambray. The native of Cannes and current left-back of the Pays d'Aix UC was present for this great event and confided in the microphone of Padel Magazine on his impressions of the padel.

From handball to padel ?

“Difficult match, when you start playing with players of another level, that's when you see the difference (laughs)”.

"I don't play regularly because during the season we have two games a week, which makes the possibility of playing quite difficult. However during the holidays with friends yes I manage to play a little more.”

"I have just taken my license in Aix-en-Provence and seeing this kind of tournament makes me want to play more. There is a good ambiance. Usually I play more for fun but there with this notion of competition it makes you want to get into it a little crescendo. There are very good players there but in slightly simpler competitions I can take a lot of pleasure in playing.

"My problem today especially is knowing when to move forward and when to step back in relation to the ball, I would say the vision of the game. I feel better in defense rather than in attack at the moment because I don't dare yet attack too much. In my sport, handball, I know how to attack but padel that's not it yet”.

More and more athletes are getting into padel

“I play with Jérôme Fernandez who practices a lot and who is starting to have a very good level. I also play with other athletes. In fact, I have volleyball or water-polo friends who have taken up padel. It's a sport that appeals to everyone and is very fun compared to tennis which is much more complicated”

The interview is available below

Sebastien Carrasco

Fan of padel and of Spanish origin, the padel runs through my veins. Very happy to share with you my passion through the world reference of padel : Padel Magazine.