Jersey look for first away padel inter-insular win

Former Island Games tennis gold-medal winner Scott Clayton is part of the Jersey team

THE third edition of the Corcuera Cup Padel Inter-Insular will be held this weekend in Guernsey.

Home advantage has proven decisive in the short life of the cup, with both islands triumphing on home soil.

This year’s tournament will take place at the Padel Club at Longcamps.

The Corcuera Cup is one of the largest inter-insular fixtures with 50 matches played across the two days in four categories: Men’s Open, Ladies’ Open, Men’s Vets and Ladies’ Vets.

Four individual trophies will be awarded across these events, with each match win counting for one point towards the team total.

The overall Corcuera Cup will be awarded to the island with the most points on Sunday afternoon.

The men’s teams consist of four pairs, while the ladies’ teams have three.

Each pair will play all other pairs in their category, to win one point for the team. 26 points will secure the Corcuera Cup, if the event is tied on 25 points all, Jersey will retain the trophy.

In the 2022 running of the event, Jersey turned the tables on Guernsey, who had marched to victory at the inaugural event, putting in a strong performance at home and winning both men’s categories convincingly.

The Guernsey Ladies’ Team managed to retain their trophy last year.

Guernsey are sponsored by the RED Development Fund.

Matches will be played across all three indoor courts at the Guernsey Padel Club with play beginning at 9am on Saturday and the final matches concluding early on Sunday afternoon.

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