Name: Holly Newall
Date of birth: 24th July 1998
Place of birth: Irvine
Current Residence: Mauchline
Right or left handed: Right
Main event(s): Singles
International Titles: 5
National Champion 2020 Women’s Singles
National Champion Doubles 2019
Other notable achievements: Winning 3rd place at Uber cup, 2nd Place at Lithuanian International, 3rd Place at Italian Open, 2nd place at Irish Open, British champion 2 years running, Reached 1st senior national singles final at age of 14 and won my first senior title at 14. Ranked NO.6 in Europe for U19 Singles.
Career Highlight (s): Winning bronze at the Uber Cup in 2020
Coach(s): Ingo Kindervater & Robert Blair
Sponsors: FZ FORZA
Equipment used (Racket, Shoes): FZ Precision 10,000M racket and Forza clothing & shoes.
Badminton Goals & Ambitions: Represent Scotland at Commonwealth Games and medal. Olympic selection & reach top 20 in the world rankings.
Typical week Training Schedule: 5 hours a day from Monday to Friday. Varies between badminton, physical and strength sessions.
When did you start playing badminton and why? I started playing while I was at primary school and because going to the games hall was cheaper than after school care.
First badminton memories: Playing at my local games hall after school with Tommy.
What do you enjoy most about being a badminton player?
Travelling the world to different countries and meeting new people and winning.
If you play for a foreign club, which one?
US TALENCE, TOP12 League in France
If not badminton then…other sport?
Tips for young players: Always give 100%, have fun and enjoy yourselves.
Hobbies: Shopping, eating, listening to music, hanging out with my friends.
Favourite food: Indian
Favourite music: R&B, Hip hop
Favourite foreign badminton destination: Spain
Favourite badminton tournament: Quadrangular
Most admired badminton player: Tine BaunGo Back