U17 Silver Doubles – Zak Linley-Moss

My second tournament of 2019/2020 season was the Leicestershire U17 Silver Doubles Tournament – 18th August 2019 U17 Silver Doubles – MIXED My day started off with Mixed Doubles. I was playing with Tilly Dale from Leicestershire. We had not played together before, so we did not know how each other played. This was an opportunity to play with someone new and get used to a different playing style. Although we were a new pair, we were still seeded number 3. In this [...]

Harper Leigh – Wales

Harper’s season concluded on Saturday 1st June so I thought I’d update you on his progress and achievements. He moved from under 13 to under 15s which is a big transition and due to family circumstances didn’t play many tournaments before Christmas.  However, he has made up for this since the new year. His grading moved to E.  He represented Wales in Celtic Challenge, Quadrangular Under 15s and at Glasgow Youth International.  Winning games at all events. Harper was runner up [...]

Tabitha Mauro – Summer 2018

Tabitha Mauro – Summer 2018 During the Summer 2018 Tabby has been keeping her eye in by continuing her individual as well as Derbyshire Performance Centre group sessions and has competed every Saturday in the Streetly Singles League in Birmingham where she faired very well against not only older teenagers (both boys and girls) but also adults. Recently, Tabby also entered the U18 Derbyshire Restricted in September 2018 where she always has the tough task of meeting 3 of the top [...]

Webber U15 Silver September 2018 – Luke Hall

Webber U15 Silver 29th Sept 2018 – Luke Hall Late start, but tough box 3,  G grade players (inc No1 seed) and me. First game was against Asish Chittamuru  the No.1 seed, I lost in hard fought 3 setter. I had to regroup after that disappointment to play Rishabh Bharadwaj I won in two. Third game in my box was against Vlad Lewis, we had a good game, every point was a battle. I won the first, Vlad got the second and I managed to gain the upper hand in the [...]

DK Way U19 September 2018 – Luke Davies

Luke Davies – DK Way U19 On the 1st of September I took part in the DK Way U19 Badminton England tournament. I decided to only play the Mens doubles so i could put all of my energy and focus into one discipline. For this tournament I partnered Cameron Bannister of Hertfordshire and despite us being 2nd seeds we felt confident within ourselves that if we played well enough that this was our tournament to lose. Our first round consisted [...]

Gloucester Senior Bronze – Caroline Cooper

Gloucester Senior Bronze September 2018 September 2018  I entered the Gloucester Senior Bronze and played women’s doubles with Pernille Woods (Worcestershire and West Midlands Performance Centre). Having never played together in a tournament and only ever having one practice game together we were very surprised to be number one seeds for the tournament. We had a bit of a slow start but managed to get through and win our first two matches. We had one more pair to play in [...]

Hertfordshire U18 Open – Luke Davies

Hertfordshire U18 Open – Luke Davies At the Hertfordshire U18 Open I came away with a respectable bronze medal in the doubles despite 2 new scratch partnerships on the day. In the mixed I partnered Anoushka McIntosh, and we found ourselves draw into group which was compromised of First Seeds Ryan Curtis (who ended up bagging himself 2 golds on the day) & Megan Hassell and Charlie Wakefield & Caitlin Parfait; a box that can only be described as anyone’s to [...]

Rosemary Allan – English 17-20 County Champs 2018

English 17-20 County Champs 2018 – Rosemary Allan I have just got home from the English 17-20 County Champs 2018. Below is a write up on how it went. I have attached a photo (I am the one in the bright pink Forza top). However it is not very good quality & cannot see the ForzaWM logo on my shirt because of the quality. I’ve asked the other players if they have better photo & will send you one if I [...]

Luke Davies – Warwickshire U18 – May 2018

Warwickshire U18 Open – Luke Davies Won 2 bronze medals. In the mixed I partnered my regular partner Safia Khimji from Oxfordshire, and in our first round we came up against Ethan Dalley and Mia Kirk. In the first game we found ourselves 14-11 but Ethan and Mia couldn’t quite finish it and Safia and we held our nerve to comeback and win 17-15 and in the second we got off to a better start and held on to win 15-13. Next [...]

Rosemary Allen – Cambridge 2018 – Senior Silver

Cambridge 2018 – Senior Silver (17/03/18) I entered the Cambridge 2018, Senior Silver tournament having not trained in nearly 2 weeks due to illness. Never the less, I managed to win a silver in the doubles, which I was pleased with. In the singles, I faced Katie Scott. I lost this match 21-17, 21-19. This was a tough loss as I had beaten her earlier in the season. However, Katie played very well & went on to win the whole tournament without [...]