Holly Newall

Part of the Women's European Team Championships team that won a bronze medal in 2020.

Holly Newall

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

Czech Open

Spanish open

Welsh Open

Belgian Olve

Scottish Titles:

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 Baun

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