Podcast #3 – Interview with Andreas Johansson – National Coach Sweden

Podcast #3 – Interview with Andreas Johansson – National Coach Sweden

This episode we discuss padel in Sweden with Andreas Johansson, the national coach. We find out how Andreas got into padel, how/why Sweden is going through a padel explosion and discuss some tips for juniors/adults learning the game!

The growth of padel in Sweden is still continuing and with over 1000 courts there is still an over-demand!

Lastly, we finish with a piece of advice for any coaches working with performance players!

To find out more about Andreas, he can be found:
Instagram: @padeltrainersweden
YouTube: Andreas Johansson

Sandy Farquharson

Sandy focused his attention from tennis to padel in 2010, learning the game with several trips and courses in Spain. His education in Sports Biomechanics, combined with playing and coaching at an international level (both in tennis and now padel) puts him in a great position to share his insights in the sport, hopefully helping others learn in the process.

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Geoff Wingfield

    Well done Sandy, an excellent insight and education, in relation to Padel growth, in Sweden ??, , and their national coach: Andreas Johansson

    1. Sandy Farquharson

      Thanks Geoff! Something for other countries to follow…

  2. Henrik

    Eventhough there are more women than expected that are playing padel in Sweden the vast majority are midle aged men with a sporting background. In order för Sweden to become some sort of force in professional padel the non profit sporting organizations needs to start padel and provide low cost trainign to young players starting the sport. Tennis/ice hockey/football/golf/horse riding (jumping) would be way cheaper (non academy/elite). This is how Sweden produced good tennis players back in the days, have many active people and a elite will come emerge. As of now the padel centers are privately owned and it costs quite a bit to play 2-3 times a week, about 3 times the cost as a membership in a standard level golf course.

    1. Sandy Farquharson

      It would be interesting to compare the first 5-10 years of tennis in Sweden. I am sure that was probably elitist for many years. Hopefully with more centre come more competition and therefore the prices go down. I think that as the sport continues to gain national and international recognition the governing bodies will work to make it accessible for everyone. At this speed, I am sure it will not be long!

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