Super Seniors Four Nations heading to Bristol
The re-match is on for the Super Seniors 4 Nations padel tournament, with Ireland, Scotland and Wales planning to challenge England hard for the men’s and ladies titles.
The weekend of March 9-10th, 2024, has been set aside for the event at Rocket Padel, Bristol, following the success of the inaugural SS4N at We Are Padel, Derby, earlier this year, when England secured victory across the board.
“England will have its usual strong teams, the Irish teams will challenge hard, Scotland has a few GB representatives and an increase in interest in padel in Wales means there is a much larger pool of players to select from,” said Tim Edwards, Tournament Director. “Hopefully it will again be a fun, friendly and competitive tournament with a high level of play from the older competitors in the UK padel community.”
Below: the 2023 national teams
The event is held early in the year to coincide with the Six Nations Rugby, capitalising on the passion surrounding that tournament. The male national padel teams will be competing in over 50, 55 and 60 years categories and the ladies in over 45, 50 and 55 years categories. Men’s squads captains are Peter Vann (England), Barry Coffey (Ireland), John Byrne (Scotland) and Paul Jenkins (Wales).
“Everyone thoroughly enjoyed playing at We Are Padel last year. A highlight was the England vs Scotland matches being played in front of a very large crowd using the bar before the Derby County football match!” added Tim. “But it was always intended that the event would be held in different parts of the UK and when there are larger indoor padel centres in Ireland, Scotland or Wales we look forward to playing there. Rocket Padel is ideal, a fantastic facility whose members will still be able to play and watch some high quality padel.
“As the number of UK courts and players increases the standard of senior padel is continually improving so there should be some great matches. England won both the mens and ladies events last year although the men narrowly beat a spirited Ireland team who will be out for revenge. England men and women also triumphed over Scotland in the ‘Calcutta Cup’ matches. I am looking forward to another passionate event, watching some great padel and catching up with old friends from all across the UK padel world. Last year featured a ‘cocktail hour’ on the Saturday evening followed by a players’ dinner. We are grateful for the sponsorship of Suffolk-based Fishers Gin and are open to welcome other sponsors,” added Tim.