Jan 16, 2023
Welcome to episode 79 of Sports Management Podcast – where I speak with not one, but TWO great guests.
The first guest is Sandy Farquharson – the founder of The Padel School. Sandy has a background from tennis as a player and coach but transitioned into padel about 11 years ago. In 2019 Sandy started The Padel School and has been educating people about padel since, both in person and through his popular YouTube channel.
Ben Nichols is the founder of Padel 22 - The first padel-dedicated communications consultancy. Ben also appeared on episode 20, where he spoke about media relations in sport and his experiences from working with WADA, Formula 1 and ATP.
Today's topic is padel. One of the fastest growing sports in the world. Both guests have experiences from Dubai & the UK and we had a very interesting discussion of how far padel has come in a short time and what we can expect in the future.
Get ready to learn:
- Should padel be considered a threat to Tennis
- Why did Sandy start The PAdel School – offering padel techniques and knowledge in English
- How is the Padel landscape in the UK
- If Padel in Sweden rose too fast
- Why Ben started Padel 22
- The importance of coach education in Padel
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