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:
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 WatanabeGo Back