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
Iceland Open 2016 and 2018
Irish Open 2017
Turkish Open 2017
Scottish Open 2019
Austrian Open 2020
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)Go Back