Meet the former world No.10 padel pro coaching Britain’s top men’s stars in Alicante
“The possibilities for British padel are very positive, based on the infrastructure, the resources and how the LTA is already looking to invest in its players and pathway. Only good things can come from that.
“Having infrastructure that supports players through their journey is crucial – especially as British padel is still in its infancy.”
Muñoz recently paid his first visit to Great Britain since being named as the LTA Men’s National Coach to come and see the players compete in Stratford at the third FIP RISE tournament in the UK this year.
This has been the first year that three international padel events have been held in Great Britain, which has been supported by a comprehensive calendar of British Padel Tour Grade 1 tournaments for our top players.
“It’s very important to have these tournaments in Great Britain,” Muñoz said. “You need somewhere to start, and these are international tournaments where you can play against strong players from around the world as well as the best in Great Britain. I think this experience is crucial.
“I want to see players with a good attitude and the will to compete. You can always improve the level, but if you don’t have this, you can’t reach your full potential.
“The objective for the next year is not just results. It’s the level, it’s the work that the players put in – with this the results will come in the end. We want to lay down the right foundation.
“If we do that well the next generation will hopefully see it and that’s where you start to create a pathway for many years to come.”