Jack MacGregor

U19 National Doubles Champion in 2018.

Jack MacGregor

Name: Jack MacGregor

Date of birth: 1st March 2000

Place of birth: Enfield, North London

Current Residence: Hamilton, Lanarkshire

Right or left-handed: Right-handed

Main event(s): Men’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles

Current partner(s): Adam Pringle and Holly Newall

 International Titles: U15 Aros Junior Cup – Mixed Doubles.

U15 Aros Junior Cup – Runner-up Men’s Doubles.

Won 4 international titles from 10 finals as a junior.  4 gold, 6 silver, 3 bronze medals.

Scottish Titles: U19 National Doubles Champion in 2018.

Senior National Champs 2020 – semi-finalist Mixed and Men’s Doubles

Various domestic senior championships in Mixed and Men’s Doubles.

Other notable achievements:

Runner-up AIG FZ Forza Irish Open IS 2018 – Men’s Doubles – whilst still a junior.

Medalled at every own age English Nationals since 2011 until I moved to Scotland in 2017.  Gold, silver and bronze across all 3 disciplines.

Captained school team BCS to National School Championships title in 2014 without dropping a game.

Career Highlight (s): 

Moving to Scotland and getting into the senior squad so that I can play full time.

AIG FZ Forza Irish Open IS men’s doubles final.

U15 8 nations team championships Silver medal.

Coach(s): Robert Blair, Ingo Kindervater, David Gilmour  – as a junior; Liam Cordery.

Sponsors: FZ Forza and MDG Sports – www.mdgsports.co.uk

Equipment used (Racket, Shoes): FZ Power 988 VS, FZ Forza Fierce White.

Badminton Goals & Ambitions:

Commonwealth medallist.

Olympic selection.

World medallist.

Break into top 10 in world rankings.

To earn enough to play badminton and still be able to pay the bills!

Typical week Training Schedule: Mon – Fri 8am – 11am on court.  Mon 3-5pm S & C; Tues 3-5pm CV and hitting; Thurs 3-5pm Agility and hitting; Fri S & C.

When did you start playing badminton and why?

Started playing in my friends back garden at aged 9.  The next day I went along with him to county trials and got selected!

First badminton memories: Playing in my friend’s garden.  Going to Jersey for a weekend invitational county match when I was 10 and staying in one of the Jersey player’s amazing house with a swimming pool and table tennis.

What do you enjoy most about being a badminton player? 

Winning!  A 6 pack! Travelling internationally.  My team mates.  The lifestyle.

If you play for a foreign club, which one?

Hamburg Horner TV.  German League.

If not badminton, then…other sport?

Football or Tennis.

Tips for young players:  enjoy it – don’t take yourself too seriously – you can’t expect to win every match.  Work hard.

Hobbies: eating, sleeping, gaming and socialising.  Watching and playing all kinds of sports.

Favourite food: Haggis with dauphinois potatoes and gravy or chilli con carne and tacos and all the dips.

Favourite music: Anything and everything!  R n B, Hip Hop, Charts.

Favourite foreign badminton destination: Malaysia.

Favourite badminton tournament: Scottish Open.

Most admired badminton player: Yuta Watanabe

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