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