Ale Galán: “In Spain, paddle tennis wins despite Christmas”

Ale Galan was in Paris for an event at the Paddle House. The world number 1 speaks at the microphone of Paddle magazine about the booming news of professional paddle.

Paris must have its big tournament

Paddle Magazine: You’re here in Paris. How about returning to the French capital for a big tournament?

Ale Galan:“She is OK. I think paddle tennis is growing a lot. I see the facilities here at Casa Paddle, and how all the courts are full. Paris should have a great tournament, and the players should be able to enjoy this tournament. “

Paddle Magazine: In any case, you will be coming to the WPT this season during the Human Padel Open. This will be your first tournament in France.

Ale Galan:“I know the WPT held a Challenger here a few years ago, even though I didn’t play it. Now is the time to elevate sport and position France as the main country to host major events. “

Playtomic is experiencing great growth

Paddle Magazine: How did the relationship between Playtomic and you begin?

Ale Galan:“We have been in contact for years. I was one of the first to follow this project. Playtomic is doing a great job so growth doesn’t stop. They want to help the sport a lot, and that is a philosophy we share. So we continue to work together. “

No connection with Lebron

Paddle Magazine: Let’s talk about the news. What can we say about these first two tournaments?

Ale Galan: “Miami wasn’t a good result. It wasn’t a good start to lose in the first round. It shows the level between the players. Everyone wants to win, and the games are played in detail. We couldn’t show our best level. “.

“In Reus I think we played super well throughout the tournament, but in the final, and this is something that had never happened to us, we could not connect with each other throughout the match. In a match as important as a final, neither of us was up to the task. But overall, there are positive things about this tournament. ”

Paddle Magazine: What do you think of people who say that something has changed between Lebron and you?

Ale Galan: “People are taking advantage of these results because we have not achieved our goals. But I think there are positive things about the last tournament. We didn’t miss a connection in Miami either. We are still very motivated and we want to continue playing at our level “.

Olympic Games Objectives

Paddle Magazine: In two weeks you will play the first Premier Paddle tournament. What do you think of this circuit?

Ale Galan: “It simply came to our notice then. Players want to grow our sport. Take him to Paris, take him to Doha, where this first tournament will be played. We are committed to growth. I think this year will be full of paddle and show. We’re going to have a demanding schedule, but we have to adapt. We are committed to the growth of paddle tennis so that our discipline can compete with the most important sports in the world ”.

Paddle Magazine: Do you see a single circuit, or the possibility of playing several circuits?

Ale Galan: “Our desire is that paddle can reach the best places on the planet. It is easier to do it under the auspices of the federation, because it will also allow us to become Olympic. It’s a goal that all paddle fans want to achieve. “

“Players also want freedom. The freedom to choose what we want to play or not, and to be able to make our own schedule. Unifying all the players, this will be the best solution to develop the paddle ”.

Paddle is stronger than tennis despite Christmas

Paddle Magazine: What ideas do you have for paddle tennis?

Ale Galan: “We have to bet on paddle tennis among young people. In Spain we already do, but other nations should do the same. We have to organize tournaments, like the tournament in Egypt, which was a success. This must be done all over the world. We want young people to benefit from all the work we do now. Padel is very social, and everyone can know it. In Spain, paddle tennis surpasses tennis at the federal level. It’s amazing when you know that in Spain there is still a star like Rafa Nadal.

By their names we guess their Spanish and Italian origins. Lorenzo is a polyglot passionate about sports: journalism by vocation and events by worship are his two legs. He is the international knight of the Paddle Magazine. You will often see it at various international competitions, but also at major French events.

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