ABOUT HOP

Home Of Padel is a company dedicated to the growth of padel across the UK. We aim to provide a structured platform to help develop and promote padel to the wider community via our range of expert padel packages. HOP is run by former GB Captain John leach and former LTA Padel Tour no.1 Javier Serrats who collaborate with experts across the industry to offer an unrivalled package of expertise for our clients. At HOP we are continuously looking for new ways to develop and share this exciting new sport to the world. We think you will be as hooked as we are.

FOUNDERS

JOHN LEACH
John is the current National GB Mens Coach, a former GB Captain and former LTA Padel Tour no.1. He captained the national team in 4 major international championships between 2010-2018. He is a LTA qualified coach in both Padel and tennis with over 20 years teaching experience.
 
John used his background in sports science and website development in 2016 to build an online platform providing tennis and padel training retreats for UK clients. Over the past 5 years he has been a key figure in showcasing and promoting padel across the UK through events, exhibitions, tournaments and media outlets. His national coach duties include organising and co-ordinating the mens Team GB training, team selection and competition preparation.
  • National Team GB Mens Padel Coach
  • LTA Padel Tour No.1 – 2017-2019
  • Winner of 4 LTA grade 1 events (12 grade 1-3)
  • Captain of the GB national Padel Team – 2010-2018
  • Played in 3 World Cups and 1 European Championships
  • LTA qualified Padel Coach 
 
 
John Leach
JAVI SERRATS

Javier is a Masters qualified Design Engineer with a strong skill set in project planning and site management. Combined with his playing and coaching experience within the padel industry Javier has successfully managed padel projects including designing the structure of a new club layout and organising large-scale padel events.

Javier is a qualified LTA padel coach with experience teaching both in Spain and the UK, he represented Spain as a junior and in recent years has become a prominent figure on the LTA Padel tour reaching no.1 in 2019. Other roles have included LTA Tournament Administrator/ Organiser and  LTA Tournament and Event scheduler.

  • LTA Padel Tour No1 – 2017-2018 & 2021
  • Winner of 4 LTA grade 1 events
  • Represented Spain at junior and senior level
  • Reached the QF of the 2007 European Open
  • LTA qualified Padel Coach 
  • LTA qualified Padel Referee
 
 
Javi Serrats
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