Should I buy a heavy, medium or light racket? Made of Kevlar, carbon or simple fiberglass? Diamond, round or tear shape? Â 38mm or 36mm? These are some of the questions a beginning padel player is asking himself.
Below there are some tips that are helpful when choosing a padel racket.
This year TEZ presents the 5th edition of above mentioned tournament. The tournament will take place from 17th September up to and incl. 21st September 2014. In 2013 TEZÂ welcomed more than 100 players coming from all regions in the Netherlands, as well as Germany, Belgium and even Spain.
The tournament has now been expanded with the categoryÂ â€śtournament playersâ€ťÂ especially for the best padel teams that will participate. However everybody can participate in this tournament, since TEZ offers as well medium as advanced level. Menâ€™s double, womenâ€™s double and mixed double. One can participate in max. two categories. Subscription fee is â‚¬ 10,00 per category and you can subscribe till Saturday 13th September 23.59 hrs.
Players coming from outside the Overijssel region participating in two categories need to start Friday evening at the latest. Those starting in one category are allowed to start on Saturday morning.
At TEZ you will enjoy the cosy atmosphere, good catering and (most of all) great possibilities to play and see fantastic padel. To inscribe follow this link.
Continuing with a series of interview to participants of the 1st Dutch Padel Open.Â He is a young talented padel player, gifted with a strong and fast right arm. Just imagine, Joost is also known as El Bombardero de Oldenzaal -The Bombardier of Oldenzaal-.
Below you can read a short interview with Joost Snellink:
How did you first hear about padel?
I heard about padel almost two years ago. We started playing it at the courts of TEZ Enschede. Coen (Beltman), already member of the Dutch Padel team at that moment, made us more enthusiastic and introduced us at the selection days of the Dutch Team. From that moment on, we play padel very frequently.
How did you learn how to play?
I learn how to play at the trainings of Norberto. Besides that, watching videos on the internet about tactics and techniques are really helpful. But still, the most important thing is to train as much as possible. Last year we played a lot of matches in Germany against players who were better than us at that moment. We increased our level a lot by playing these matches.
What do you think your level is?
My level is quiet good if you compare it to other players in the Netherlands. That is probably the reason why I am a member of the Dutch Team. Of course, the level of play in neighboring countries is much higher. I am a moderate player compared to these standards.
Marcel Bogaart is captain of the Dutch National Padel Team and one of the most fanatic, persistent and driven padel players in Holland. He started playing padel nearly two years ago and these days he is getting ready to participate in the 1st Dutch Open Padel.Â Here four short and fast questions to the great Marcel:
1. Why do you play padel?
Â Because it gives me pleasure
2. How often do you train and how? Do you have a coach?
I train 2 times a week, plus physical training. My coach is Norberto Nesi
3. Why did you decide to team up with the young player Bram Meijers?
Nobody else wanted to team up with me. Coen Beltman, whomÂ I normally play with, will teams up with Peter Bruijsten. Joost Snellink and Berend Boers are a fixed team. Bram is a good choice but we have not played many times together.
It is going well for padel in Den Bosch. TCP Maaspoort, pioneer of PAdel in Den Bosch, signed a new sponsorship agreement with CTAC. From today on the facilities around the padel courts will be named after the company: CTAC Padel Plaza.
Henny Hilgerdenaar (CEO at CTAC Den Bosch) innagurated the naming board at the Padel Plaza. This board shall remain as symbol of the partnership between CTAC and TPC Maaspoort. Verder four new advertising boards were installed. The three years agreement was signed by Henny Hilgerdenaar and Petro van Haaren, President at TPC Maaspoort.
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