Adam Hall

Winner of the 2019 Scottish Open and 2020 Austrian Open.

Adam Hall

Name: Adam Hall

Date of birth: 12/02/1996

Place of birth: Mauchline

Current Residence: Paisley

Right or left-handed: Right

Main event(s): Men’s and Mixed Doubles

Current partner(s): Alex Dunn and Julie MacPherson

International Titles:

Iceland Open 2016 and 2018

Irish Open 2017

Turkish Open 2017

Scottish Open 2019

Austrian Open 2020

Scottish Titles:

Men’s Doubles National Champion 2016/18/19/20

Mixed Doubles National Champion 2019/20

Other notable achievements:

Bronze Medal at U19 European Junior Men’s Doubles  2016

Record of 27 Junior Scottish National Titles

Career Highlight (s):

Reaching the final of the Scottish Open in 2016 then finally winning the event in 2019

European Junior Bronze in 2016

Reaching the last 16 of World Championships 2019

Coach(s): Robert Blair and Ingo Kindervater

Sponsors: Yonex and Confida FM

Equipment used (Racket, Shoes): Arc Sabre 11

Badminton Goals & Ambitions: To win an Olympic/World/Commonwealth medal

Typical week Training Schedule: I train full time with the Scottish National Team which consists of roughly of 22 hours of training in a week with a mixture of badminton and physical sessions

When did you start playing badminton and why?
I started playing when I was 4 years old at the local Games Hall in Mauchline. Both of my sister’s played so I used to join them after school and fell in love with the sport pretty quickly. Our coach at the time, Tommy Milgrew, was so enthusiastic and used to make the sessions so much fun. I owe a lot of my career to him to starting it off.

First badminton memories: Playing run-around and beat the pro at Mauchline Games Hall

What do you enjoy most about being a badminton player?
I enjoy competing and getting to meet a lot of different people from other countries and backgrounds

If you play for a foreign club, which one?
I actually play for 2, Odense in the Danish League and Almere in the Dutch League

If not badminton then…other sport?
I’ve loved ice hockey since I was a kid, I even played a little when I was younger!

Tips for young players:
Make sure that you give 100% to everything you do and don’t put so much pressure on yourself at a young age, making teams at winning titles at junior level really doesn’t mean much when you get older. As long as you believe in your own process and put the hard work in, your work will get its awards eventually!

Hobbies: I love watching sport (especially ice hockey), baking, going to gigs and spending time with my family (mainly my dog).

Favourite food: if we’re going for cuisine, I’d say either Japanese or Italian

Favourite music: My favourites just now are MUNA, PVRIS, Haim and Fickle Friends

Favourite foreign badminton destination: Tough one. Either Gold Coast or Madrid

Favourite badminton tournament: the Scottish Open obviously but if I had to pick another it would be the Iceland Open

Most admired badminton player: Hendra Setiawan

Which social media do you use? Facebook and Twitter (@adam_Hall1996)

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