Sam Russell

Sam Russell

Sam started playing fives at St Paul’s School in 2007, where he quickly took to the game winning the U14 National Schools singles and doubles. While he is yet to replicate schoolboy success on the adult circuit, he is a staple at tournaments up and down the country and one of the creators of The Fives Pod.
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Singles Titles

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Doubles Titles

Age

26

Height

184 cm

Hand

Right

Club 

Old Paulines

Favourite Courts

Oundle

Favourite Event

North of England

Occupation

Lawyer

First Fives Experience

St Paul’s School

Skills

Right Hand
Left Hand
Power
Retrieval
Serve

Theo Parker

Dave Butler

Medium paced left hand cross court
Keeping it in the locker for a very special day
I used to love travelling to the annual BUSF tournament with the Durham Team – it was held in Sherborne in my second year, where I beat my old friend and on-court rival Theo Parker in the last 16 having saved 5 match points, so that was the best of the lot.