Christopher Grimley

Winner of 5 Scottish titles.

Christopher Grimley

Name: Christopher Grimley

Date of birth: 06/02/2000

Place of birth: Glasgow, Scotland

Current Residence: Glasgow, Scotland

Right or left handed: Right

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

Current partner(s): Matthew Grimley (MD) & Eleanor O’Donnell (MXD)

International Titles: Senior 0

Scottish Titles: 5

National Senior: 0

Other notable achievements: Runner up at Portuguese International 2019, Competing at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires for Team GB.

Career Highlight(s): U19 European Junior Silver Medal in Men’s Doubles

Coach(s): Robert Blair, Ingo Kindervater, Andy Bowman

Sponsors: Yonex UK

Equipment used (Racket, Shoes): Yonex Arcsaber 11, Power Cushion SHB 65 Z2

Badminton Goals & Ambitions: Olympic Medalist, Commonwealth Games Gold

Typical week Training Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00AM — 11:00AM, 15:00PM — 17:00PM, Saturday morning 1 hour physical session

When did you start playing badminton and why?

6 years old, Mum and Dad played at a club so introduced me as well as my two brothers and older sister.

First badminton memories:

Playing at my first club at the David Lloyd with club coach Watson Briggs.

Competing at the U11 National Championships in 2008.

What do you enjoy most about being a badminton player?

Competitiveness, travelling and meeting new people/friends.

If you play for a foreign club, which one?

Season 2018/19 & 2019/20: In Bordeaux, France, playing for Union Saint Bruno.

If not badminton then…other sport?

– Football, Tennis, Table Tennis

Tips for young players:

– Have fun, work hard and enjoy playing.

Favourite food: Asian cuisine

Favourite music: Hip Hop, R&B

Favourite foreign badminton destination: Indonesia

Favourite badminton tournament: To watch is the All England, and to play the World junior championships.

Most admired badminton player: Lee Chong Wei

Which social media do you use?

  • Facebook @thegrimleytwins
  • Instagram @thegrimleytwins
  • Twitter @CGrimley_
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