How did you get into padel?
I tried padel for the first time in 2018 and got addicted to it straight away. I used to play a lot of different racket sports (table tennis, badminton, squash and tennis) before, so starting padel was quite easy and I was able to improve rapidly.

How often do you train/play?
I try to play as often as I can which means around 10 hours in a week.

What has been your biggest achievement so far?
Getting to the top 10 in UK padel ranking and winning a couple of LTA tournaments during 2021.

Your favourite player?
Being left-handed myself, I like to follow lefties such as Pablo Lima and Alejandro Ruiz. But my absolute favourite to watch playing is Paquito Navarro.

Favourite racket?
I have trusted Drop Shot Legend 2.0 earlier but my current favourite is Drop Shot X-Cellerator 1.0.

Favourite location to play?
Must be one of the amazing padel clubs in Finland which is where I am from. Either Padel Lahti in my home town or Padel House in Espoo (this club has 30 padel courts!).

Why did you sign with Drop Shot?
Toby asked me if I would like to join team Drop Shot after an exhibition match we played in 2021. I was not sponsored at that time, so I was super happy to start representing an amazing brand that has all you need for padel from shoes to apparel.

What are your top tips for people looking to get into padel?
Just try it once and I am sure you are hooked immediately. When you start playing, try to let the ball go to the glass and avoid using top spin all the time.

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
On a tropical island somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. But it definitely would need to have a padel court.

If you had to become an inanimate object for a year what object would you choose?
£20 note. Would get a chance to meet a lot of people and probably travel a bit to different places.

If you had a parrot what would you teach it to say?
Some padel related words like
”bandeja” or ”vibora”.
Tags: players