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
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