Ciara Torrance

Bronze Medallist at the European Women’s Team Championships 2020.

Ciara Torrance

Name: Ciara Torrance

Date of birth: 1st September 1999

Place of birth: Irvine, Scotland

Current Residence: Ralston, Paisley

Right or left handed: Right

Main event(s): Doubles and Mixed Doubles

Current partner(s):

WD – Julie Macpherson

XD – Alex Dunn

International Titles:

Welsh International 2019 Mixed Doubles

Czech Junior Championships 2017 Mixed Dobles

Scottish Titles:

Scottish National Championships Women’s Doubles

Scottish National Junior Championships Under 19 Women’s and Mixed Doubles

Other notable achievements:

Bronze Medallist European Women’s Team Championships 2020

Semi-finals Women’s doubles Irish Open 2019

Career Highlight(s): Representing Scotland internationally at junior and senior levels

Coach(s): Robert Blair and Ingo Kinderwater

Sponsors: Babolat and The Football Company

Equipment used (Racket, Shoes): Babolat X-Feel Origin Essential (racquet) Women’s shadow tour (shoes)

Badminton Goals & Ambitions: Olympic and Commonwealth selection and/or medals

Typical week Training Schedule: 2 sessions per day, 5 days a week usually 3 hours in the morning and 2 in the afternoon

When did you start playing badminton and why?

I started at the age of 12 after deciding to move from playing tennis. My whole family were involved in badminton in Scotland which made me want to pursue it.

First badminton memories: Playing with my dad on spare courts when I used to go and watch my brother play badminton tournaments.

What do you enjoy most about being a badminton player?

Being able to represent my country and competing internationally.

If you play for a foreign club, which one?

I play for Ludinghausen in Germany

If not badminton then…other sport?


Tips for young players:

Always make sure you work that extra bit harder than others, it will help in the long run! Make sure to always challenge yourself and don’t compare yourself to others. Most importantly, enjoy yourself!

Hobbies: Drawing, going for coffees and food

Favourite food: Fillet Steak

Favourite music: Alternative Rock

Favourite foreign badminton destination: Indonesia

Favourite badminton tournament: Scottish Open (of course)

Most admired badminton player: Lilyana Natsir



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