According to former pro footballer Christophe Jallet, “padel is the sport of the future”

Christophe Jallet Panoramic

The former French international defender and the former OM defensive midfielder Benoît Cheyrou, addicted to this popular sport, form a 100% football pair.

Crossed during a day organized by Babolat at 4Padel in Montreuil, Christophe Jallet confided to us his passion for a game of which Neymar, Paul Pogba, Zinédine Zidane or Didier Deschamps have also gone crazy.

How old is your love of padel?
I started two years ago, when I stopped my career. Six months later, I started padel and I’ve been stung ever since. It has become a drug. I play twice a week, at least. I try to do tournaments regularly to allow me to progress. I play a lot of tournaments at Padel Horizon in Sucy-en-Brie with good level p250s that allow you to progress. I don’t play for the ranking but what matters is to have fun with the competition. We also won a tournament recently in this category.

With Benoît Cheyrou, who has become your favorite partner…
I actually play very often with Benoit. It may happen that once or twice one of us is not available…

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