Callum Smith

Hold 10 Scottish Junior National titles.

Callum Smith

Name: Callum Smith

Date of birth: 9/3/02

Place of birth: Melrose

Current Residence: Greenlaw

Right or left handed: Right

Main event(s): Singles

Scottish Titles: 10 Scottish junior national titles

Other notable achievements: Playing for Scotland u19 team at the world Championships.

Coach(s): Ingo, Bob, Keiran, Craig and Bruce.

Sponsors: Yonex, Uplift Forklifts, Sandy McLean and Co

Equipment used (Racket, Shoes): Yonex

Badminton Goals & Ambitions: Commenweath games medal and Olympics participation.

Typical week Training Schedule:

Monday – 2 hours Senior development squad.

Tuesday – 4 hours senior squad

Wednesday 2 hours senior squad, 2 hours senior development squad.

Thursday 1 hour strengthening and conditioning

Friday 3 hours senior squad 1 hour private session with Keiran.

When did you start playing badminton and why?

When I was 7 as my step dad was a coach and got me involved in it.

First badminton memories: playing u11 nationals when I was 9.

What do you enjoy most about being a badminton player?

Getting to travel to different countries doing a sport I love.

If not badminton then…other sport?


Tips for young players: Always train hard

Hobbies: eating and sleeping

Favourite food: Chicken

Favourite foreign badminton destination: Belguim

Favourite badminton tournament: Scottish Open

Most admired badminton player: Lin Dan


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