GFA player selected for Team GB!
Our very own Sean M has been playing padel tennis for just over two years and has entered, and won, various UK junior and adult competitions. He previously played tennis for many years but now prefers padel tennis due to it being more of a team sport and it’s tactical nature.
Padel tennis is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. It is the second most popular sport in Spain after football. Padel tennis is played on an enclosed tennis style court that is around one third the size of a full tennis court. The rules and scoring are the same as tennis but has an under-arm serve and the walls are used as part of the game. Padel tennis is only played as doubles.
In June this year, LTA Padel held trials for the junior GB team to play in the World Junior Championships in Spain in October (14th to 20th October). Following the trials, Sean was successfully selected to play in the U16’s for Team GB.
WELL DONE SEAN!!
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