La Reserva Club, Sotogrande hosts first GB Junior Padel Team coaching clinic

The GB Junior Team with Head coach Mauri Andrini

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The GB Junior Padel Team began its preparation for the XI World Junior Padel Championship this week with a two-day coaching clinic at La Reserva Club, Sotogrande, Spain, led by GB Head coach Mauri Andrini.

The team met for the first time at the brand new padel venue, and were the first players to use the recently finished courts there. La Reserva, Sotogrande is one of GB Junior Padel Team’s lead sponsors.

La Reserva Club in Sotogrande, Cádiz

Two years ago the Team GB Junior boys achieved third place in the world in the Championships in Mexico, and the GB girls came sixth.

In October they will travel to Malaga, Spain to try to improve their world ranking. Spain, as hosts and current world champions will be defending their World title.

The team comprises Under 14, Under 16 and Under 18 girls and boys, who will play in two categories: National Team, and World Championship for Pairs.

The main venue is the Club el Candado, to the east of Malaga city, which has seven Crystal padel courts, a 600 spectator capacity central court, and a court one with space for 250 spectators. National teams will be housed in the Colegio Unamuno, which is about two kilometers from El Candado.