My name is Sandy Farquharson and I was born in London. I started racket sports at an early age, playing tennis and squash from the time I was old enough to hit a ball. Tennis came through more predominantly and I started competing in the UK from a ripe old age of 9. Fast forward a decade and I went to the US on a tennis scholarship to play in the NCAA. This is where I discovered my love of being part of a team, playing more doubles than I ever had before. 4 years later, degree in hand, I moved back to London to study my MSc in Biomechanics of Human Performance, while qualifying as a Strength & Conditioning Specialist.
Following a couple of years playing tennis on the tour and then a few more years coaching on WTA & ATP tour, I move to Dubai to start working with a tennis academy. I accidentally stumbled upon padel when a player dropped out and they desperately needed a willing replacement (me!). After that tournament, I never looked back and started my education into padel! Every year I have gone to Spain to improve my learning of the game, spending time with Horacio Clementi, Bebe Auguste, Marcela Ferrari, Rodri Ovide, Manu Martin etc to name a few coaches at the top of the game! But I am constantly learning and will spend time with experienced padel coaches any opportunity I can to help gain more knowledge!
It’s our mission to help grow the game of padel around the world. We believe everyone should have access to practical advice that they can understand and bring into their game. Whether learning a new sport, training to compete or wanting to coach padel; we want to help you reach that next level. The aim is to bring together an active, supportive community that can help all players develop their padel.