Name: Colin Leslie
Date of birth: 23/04/1971
Place of birth: Edinburgh/Scotland
Current Residence: Dalkeith, Midlothian
Right or left handed: Right
Main event(s): Singles, Gents doubles and mixed doubles
International Titles: European silver medalist – Gents doubles 2014
European bronze medalist – Singles 2014,16,18
Danish international silver medalist – Singles 2018
Danish international silver medalist -mixed doubles 2018
Scottish Titles: 3x national titles – Singles, doubles and mixed doubles.
Other notable achievements: 4 Nations multiple titles from 2012. GB training camp
Career Highlight(s): Playing badminton at world championships – 2015 creating history by two players playing without legs.
Coach(s): Kirsty Flockhart, Sarah Nailor (Bok), Kaity Hall, Fiona Cameron and Lyndon Williams
Sponsors: Ashaway, Archer Hall, Midlothian Council, Pentland Roadhouse
Equipment used (Racket, Shoes): Racket – Ashaway superlight phantom. Shoes – Asics gel blast
Badminton Goals & Ambitions: To qualify for the olympics 2024
Typical week Training Schedule: Gym 3 times per week, swimming 3 times per week, court time as much as possible
When did you start playing badminton and why? Around 5 years old, My parents worked in a local sports centre and played badminton.
First badminton memories: Too old to remember
What do you enjoy most about being a badminton player? Being able to give back what I have learned and to meet new people all over the world.
If you play for a foreign club, which one? N/A
If not badminton then what other sport? Any other sport (NOT cricket)
Tips for young players: always be positive and never give up.
Hobbies: Golf, fishing and 4×4 off-roading
Favourite food: Chinese
Favourite music: Club dance
Favourite foreign badminton destination: SO many (Japan)
Favourite badminton tournament: World championships – Korea
Most admired badminton player: Victor AxelsonGo Back