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Meet The Captains

James Chaudry

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James started playing in May 2021 and in 2023 became the first male player to win National Championships across all 3 disciplines (singles, gender, mixed). 

James is also the Number 1 Singles Player in Europe and the only European player with a 6.0+ DUPR!

Works for a global sports agency in sponsorship strategy and execution, and has played in multiple junior tennis grand slams.

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Jess Wilson

Jess began playing pickleball two years ago at her local club in Norwich and very quickly fell in love with the game.

Jess is the current National Women's Doubles Bronze medallist and has won 13 Open European Medals in the last year. She was also the Vice Captain for the winning team in Season 1 of PPL. 

Fun fact: Jess has introduced over 100 new players to the game!

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Thaddea Lock

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Thaddea began playing pickleball 5 years ago in the USA whilst on holiday. 

Current national champion in women’s doubles. European silver medallist in women’s doubles and bronze medallist in mixed doubles. 

Fun Fact: Thaddea has played pickleball with Jamie Foxx, Ivan Lendl and Tim Henman

Louis Laville

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Louis began playing pickleball approximately 7 years ago. 

Currently European Champion in Men's Singles and National Champion in Men's Doubles and Mixed Doubles.

Fun Fact: Louis is an avid golfer and has a +2 handicap!

Freddie Powell

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Freddie started playing pickleball just over 3 years ago after playing Division 1 college tennis in the USA.

Now 2 time National Doubles Champion with a number of other wins in all categories across Europe in 2023!

Fun fact about Freddie - he was actually born in Indianapolis and is a dual US/UK citizen

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Mollie Knaggs

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Mollie’s started playing pickleball in January 2023 and won National Championships in Women’s Doubles in October! She also won European Championships Bronze in Women’s Doubles!

Fun fact: Mollie coaches as well as playing pickleball

Meet the Teams

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