LEAMINGTON Spa padel player Tia Norton has teamed up with British tennis icon Andy Murray as a Game4Padel Ambassador.
The 18-year-old is currently British Padel number one and joins Murray and former British number ones Annabel Croft and Andrew Castle as ambassadors for UK padel business Game4Padel.
Norton and the other ambassadors will work with Game4Padel to help promote the sport in the UK, open new venues and host exclusive coaching sessions as it continues to grow across the country.
Padel is a form of tennis that is played with four players in a glass-enclosed court about one-third the size of a tennis court.
The rules are broadly similar to tennis – although players serve underarm – and walls are used as part of the game to make for longer rallies and can be played in groups of mixed ages and abilities.
CEO of Game4Padel Michael Gradon said: “Tia is a fantastic addition to our team, she is the future bright star of the padel world and we are delighted to be able to support her on her journey.”
Game4Padel is behind a UK wide network of playing facilities for the sport and operates more padel venues than any other UK provider.
Norton was the first British woman to compete on the World Padel Tour and has represented Great Britain women’s senior team five times.
She turned professional in August this year and has played at three European Championships and one World Championships.