Co-founder Frankie is both an experienced player and coach. He was former British number 1 and even ranked in the top 175 on the World Padel Tour. Frankie grew up in the South of Spain, where he started playing at the age of 10 and has been coached by some of the best coaches/players in the world. At 22 Frankie left padel to explore other ventures only to return to the sport in 2022. He is back with a vengeance and is now competing professionally again. Climbing his way to the top of the LTA British Padel Tour, he is currently number 1.
Co-founder Nikhil was first introduced to Padel in 2016 at his home club, David Lloyd Chigwell where he eventually began training on a weekly basis. Fast forward to 2021, he had already made his debut playing for Great Britain at the European Padel Championships in Marbella, where he helped Great Britain qualify for the World Championships.
Nikhil’s aspirations for Padel are to maintain his position as the British number 1 on the LTA tour, climb the world rankings and to compete for team GB at the Olympic games.
Chris lives in South West London and trains at Roehampton Club and the National Tennis Centre. He works as a tennis and padel coach at Roehampton Club.
Chris first started playing in 2016 when courts were built at the tennis centre he was coaching at. For Chris it started as a fun game to play with other coaches during his time off, but just a couple of years later Padel became his main sport and he started to compete on the National Padel Tour.
In 2021, Chris made it into the GB team and played at the Qatar World Padel Championships. Over the course of the next year he aims to become the number 1 ranked player in the UK and start to gain world ranking points by competing internationally.
Sam started playing tennis at the age of 3, and has always been involved in racket sports. He eventually came across padel at his local club and started playing at the age of 14. To eventually move to Spain to pursue his dream full time.
At the age of 15, Sam was the youngest player ever to play in the men’s GB senior team and as well as play for the GB juniors in Mexico, where they placed 3rd in the world.
Just two years later, he decided to move to Barcelona where he trained at one of the most famous sports academies in the world, training with ex-world champions and competing on the Barcelona circuit where he established himself as one of the top British players.
Sam has now won numerous FIP titles including the Australian open in 2019 and many British titles which led to him becoming the junior number 1. He has reached 178 in the world ranking and is striving to reach the top 100 this year.
George is currently top 10 in the LTA Padel rankings, having competed on the tour for just over a year. He won the National Division with David Lloyd Bushey for 2023 and is former #11 in England for Table Tennis. An all rounder, he was also a U19 National Football Champion and competed in the FA cup, meaning he brings a wealth of experience competing in various ports at the top level.
George is also a self-taught tennis coach with over 10 years experience on court, notably at Stoke Park and GXLTC. Sadly, he had to stop playing football due to a heart problem which occurred at 19 (SVT), after his 3rd heart procedure in 2022, he is now able to play competitive sports once more.
Theo trains at the Middlesbrough Padel Club and resides in the North-East of England. Theo began playing at 13, when he discovered courts while on vacation in Spain. He first played padel recreationally while on holiday, but he now plays 3 times per week and competes on the National Padel Tour across England.
Theo recently joined the GB squad and is hoping to advance into the top 5 of the British Open rankings and earn points toward his world ranking throughout the course of 2023. You will likely be seeing him competing in more international tournaments.