FIP rocks Chiswick over Easter weekend

Rocks Lane, Chiswick, will host the UK’s first FIP tournament of the year this weekend, with a strong roster of British players turning out to challenge for the top spots over Easter.

In both the men’s and ladies draws home-grown talent will be out in force, with seven of the top 10 male and female GB players driving for the win. 

In the ladies, GB No 2 Catherine Rose will be leading the charge, joined by Aimee Gibson (No 3), Lisa Phillips (No 5), Sophia Haine (No 7), Abigail Tordoff (No 8), Victoria Nicholas (No 8), Amy Cairns (No 10), Karen Hazzard and Kristin Price.

In the men’s Nikhil Mohindra (No 4), Chris Salisbury (GB No 5 and newly minted LTA No 1), Frankie Langan (No 5), Alfonso Patcho (No 7), Alexander Loughlan (No 7), Jake Bewley (No 7), Cameron Dollimore (No 7), Jamie Eccleton, Theo Garton, Sam McNeil, Nick Hatchett, Bojan Jelovac, Craig De Silva, Alasdair Anderson, Sandy Farquharson, Tom  Farquharson, Toby Bawden, Max Holloway, Richard Bancroft, Mark Hinchcliffe, Josh Kashdan, Simon Garforth-Bles, Javier Etayo Fernandez, Andrew Warren, Barney Brown, Oscar Warneryd and Ethan Bardo will be battling it out against competitors from around the world.

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GB No 1 Christian Murphy is poster boy for the tournament.

In total some 200 players will converge on Chiswick from across Europe, South America, Sweden, Japan, Iceland, Finland and Cyprus. Rocks Lane Padel juniors will be volunteering at the event eager to watch their idols! 

The Chiswick community has thrown its support behind the event, which starts on Wednesday and runs through to Sunday, with businesses sponsoring the tournament or offering their services, donating prizes for the winners or gifts for goody bags. And spectators can get in on the action too – Chiswick’s Clinic4Sport is providing physio services to the players and non-players from Thursday-Sunday so grab a massage!

Entry is free for Rocks Lane Padel Members and Rocks Lane Padel Academy Juniors. For general ticket information click here.