Sam
Nickel


How did you get into padel?

I started playing when padel courts were built at my tennis club. A lot of coaches that worked with me had experience playing, as they grew up playing in Spain. They took me under their wing, and taught me how to play! I’ve been hooked since the first time I played!!


How often do you train/play?

I play 3-4 times a week.


What has been your biggest achievement so far?

Coming second place in a grade 1 tournament in 2022 in Scotland.


Your favourite player?

Marta Ortega Gallego


Favourite racket?

Drop Shot Delta 2.0


Favourite location to play?

The National Tennis Centre


Why did you sign with Drop Shot?

Their rackets fit my playing style and the team behind the brand is one of a kind! Love being part of it.


What are your top tips for people looking to get into padel?

Be patient, the wall is your friend, and keep your feet moving! I keep being told to stop hitting so hard. So this is key!


If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

Santorini 


If you had to become an inanimate object for a year what object would you choose?

A boulder. I don’t know why. I think it would be cool!


If you had a parrot what would you teach it to say?

STOP SMASHING EVERY BALL ON COURT!