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Thomas Charnock

How did you get into padel?

My Tennis club recently built a padel court and as soon as I tried it out I was hooked.

How often do you train/play?

I’m on the court at least 8 times a week.

What has been your biggest achievement so far?

Playing in the Home Of Padel (HOP) Tour Finals October 2021

Your favourite player?

Martín Di Nenno

Favourite racket?

DropShot Essence Padel Racket

Favourite location to play?

Home turf, Hazelwood Sports Club

Why did you sign with Drop Shot?

My first padel racket was from DropShot. The company is very supportive of new players and when I had the opportunity to sign I didn’t hesitate.

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

Grab a racket and some friends and go for it.

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

Sweden, the best country for indoor padel.

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

The World Padel Tour Master Final trophy - as this is the closest I’m likely to get to it.

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

‘New balls please’