The Padel Podcast

The Padel Podcast

As the fastest growing sport in the world, padel needs a new platform to talk with all the key players. As I am a true racketsport enthusiast, hopefully I can provide a lot of insight through, and this podcast will be a weekly must listen to a lot of people!

Episodes

February 19, 2024 48 mins

The first episode which features a partnership of the best kind!

James Ash and Tim Foster are the founding members of the Padel Project UK, which is planning to place a 1000 courts across the UK. They are not just really enthusiastic padel people, but great fun to talk to as well! Please enjoy, and don't forget to subscribe/follow the show!

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The goat of padel journalism is on the pod this week!

We talk about a lot of interesting topics, how the IOC works, why pickleball is so popular in the US and most importantly what needs to happen to padel to become one of the main sports in the UK as well as in the world.

Also, what needs to change to get a top100 player outside the 'Latin' world. 

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Friendly Fire!

Gonzalo is a true padelholic, who I paired up not just as a podcast guest, but also on the padel court and we do make a good pair!

He is the founder of the great Instagram and Youtube page, PadelDrive and he has been playing padel for 15 years, which in padelyears is like 625.

Have a listen and enjoy!

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November 30, 2023 48 mins

This week's guest is Ciaran Skinner, who is a Business Development Manager for Skylab. Skylab is giving an amazing tool to padel players, who would like to analyze their game. Have a listen to see on what they could offer to the starters up to the professionals!

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This week, I had the pleasure to talk to Margarita Logvinova, who is behind the amazing cause Padel for Ukraine, and raising awareness on the war in the Ukraine. I really enjoyed talking to her and was wondering how she could stay so positive throughout the chat, but she is such a revelation and while this is a really hard topic, it was a great chat! We get to know what Padel for Ukraine is, and how Ale Galan and Andriy Shevchenko ...
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October 7, 2023 58 mins

Well, this guy really doesn't need a lot of introduction!

Pablo Garcia is the founder of el4Set, which in Padel is the biggest content creating platform! The back story is amazing and you will get to know the person behind the ideas! He has worked for a padel racket manufacturer as well as Real Madrid, but wanted to follow his own dreams! Amazing stuff, and worth checking out!

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September 23, 2023 45 mins

Eric is the VP of Northeast Padel, which is a Padel court building company, focusing on the North East of the US.

He is an enthusiastic racket sport player, and he is absolutely sold on the idea, that padel can challenge pickleball in the States and make its mark there as well!

Fun episode, free flowing stuff, have a listen!

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Jack Binstead, actor, comedian and padel pro? He played Rem Dogg in Bad Education and now he is aiming to be world number 1 in adaptive padel.

It has been a hell of a chat, with a lot of joking, a lot of being serious, so it is a must listen!

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It was really important for me to get an overview of my home country's place in the world of padel, and who better to talk to than the president of the Federation, Peter Kerekes.

He has been playing since 2012, and with a professional tennis background, he had all the tools not just to be great at padel, but to establish 'Premier Padel' the major court provider in Hungary as well as to be the founding member of the Hungarian Padel ...

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August 18, 2023 36 mins

Houman Ashrafzadeh is an Iranian-Swedish entrepreneur, who came up with the brilliant idea to put central London on the padel map!

He is part owner of the Urban Greens healthy food restaurants and has massive ambitions with Padium!

Great chat and play some padel in Padium!

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August 15, 2023 50 mins

This week was special, while Jared is my good mate from university!

He became a really successful padel coach and now solely focuses on that part of coaching! The converted tennis coach!

He got his first world ranking points just a few weeks back in FIP London! Good chat about what we would do to get padel going in the UK even more!

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Ben is a super keen start up brand founder!

Do check Farrellys World out, while they are exceptional in what they are doing.

He has been really insightful and told me his/their padel story!

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David is the founder of Padel London, which is a great organization with a 360 approach to padel in London.

He gave a general overview on the situation of padel in London, on what Padel London is doing exactly and what he thinks padel should do to become an Olympic sport and also one of the main sports in the UK.

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July 7, 2023 51 mins
This was a real fun chat with Nico Larossa who's the country manager of MATCHi. We talk about the WPT, what is Superpibes, and in general, how and why you should use MATCHi! Fellow padel enthusiast content!
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June 27, 2023 32 mins

This episode is my talking about the big players in padel.

From Coello to Ortega, from Galan to Fede Chingotto. Who uses what brand and what's their WPT rankings.

Coello and Tapia lost the first time this year to the Superpibes and it needed to be recorded in a special episode!

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June 17, 2023 36 mins

This episode is about the pure love for padel.

I had the privilege to talk to Bradley Howard, who is the ambassador for the British Triathlon, has a presence on social media and is absolutely hooked about padel.

We cover our experiences as new players to the game and we try to be as infectious as possible! Please do enjoy

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Special episode with Fran Villaverde about gear, the pro world, pairings and what's the difference between pro and commercial padel rackets?

This is the first episode of hopefully many with the Padel Company's ceo, Fran, who has inside knowledge on the world of padel!

Every feedback is appreciated, please have a listen and share if you could!

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On popular demand, everyone's favorite, Barry Coffey is back!

He is talking about the Six Nations, all the effort needed to be put in and how Ireland faired.

We also mentioned his weapon of choice and that we are quite excited about what's happening to padel around us every minute!

Adidaddy at his finest!

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Rosco is a pioneer! From his tennis background, he fell in love with padel in Spain, and has been deeply and madly in love with the game ever since.

He is one of the shareholders of We Are Padel, which is part of the LeDap Group, and has been successfully opening padel-centers left, right and center.

I had the privilege to talk openly with him and he gave a good insight of the mind of a padel provider!

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Andy is a real retail guru. 

He worked for Head for over a decade and now he is the UK country manager for Tennis-Point/Padel-Point.

Really interesting insight on how padel is evolving in retail and if there is more to come. How are padel players choosing their gear, what is the best seller and is offline or online bigger in the sport.

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