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
WD – Julie Macpherson
XD – Alex Dunn
Welsh International 2019 Mixed Doubles
Czech Junior Championships 2017 Mixed Dobles
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