The Worshipful Company of Saddlers Inter Livery Padel Competition is to be held at The National Tennis Centre, Roehampton SW15 5JQ on Friday 31 May 2024. The nearest station is Barnes which is a 10 min walk to the Centre. The Centre also has parking on site for those that wish to drive there.
The competition is open to all livery companies and each Company may enter one or two teams of mixed doubles of which all players must be a member of the livery either liveryman or freeman. In all a maximum of 32 players will be permitted. This will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
The day will commence with registration and morning coffee at 9.45 a.m. with play commencing promptly at 10.30 a.m. There will be a chance to warm up before start of play. The Courts are covered so we will not be affected by rain. There is a running buffet provided for lunch whilst there are breaks during play. Each pair will play a minimum of three matches.
Drinks will be available from 4.00 p.m. by the courts. There will be a reception at 6.00 p.m. Dinner is a three-course meal with a half bottle of wine per person. Masters, Liverymen and friends are encouraged to join their teams at dinner.
After dinner, the Prime Warden of the Saddlers’ Company presents the prizes to the winners and the runners-up. The evening will end around 9.00pm. The dress code for players on court, sports kit and trainers and for the reception and dinner, jacket and ties are requested with appropriate equivalent dress for ladies.
The charge for the day will be £400 (inclusive of VAT) for each pair entered and includes padel rackets, match balls, welcome teas/coffees, lunch and dinner. Extra diners are £96 per person including wine.