Name: Julie MacPherson
Date of birth: 17/11/97
Place of birth: Edinburgh
Current Residence: Glasgow
Right or left handed: Right
Main event(s): Women’s Doubles/Mixed Doubles
Current partner(s): Ciara Torrance/Adam Hall
2018 Iceland International – Women’s Doubles
2018 Welsh International – Women’s Doubles
2018 Scottish National Champion – Women’s Doubles
2019 Scottish National Champion – Women’s Doubles & Mixed Doubles
2020 Scottish National Champion – Women’s Doubles & Mixed Doubles
Other notable achievements:
2020 European Women’s Team Event – Bronze Medal
2018 Commonwealth Games
Career Highlight(s): Representing Scotland at the 2018 Commonwealth Games
Coach(s): Robert Blair & Ingo Kindervater
Equipment used (Racket, Shoes): Duora 7 racket, Aerus 3 shoes
Badminton Goals & Ambitions: To medal at the Commonwealth Games and to represent GB at the Olympics
Typical week Training Schedule: Train Monday – Friday, 2 sessions a day consisting of on court sessions, physical sessions and 2 weights sessions a week.
When did you start playing badminton and why?
I first started playing badminton when i was 8. I started playing because my mum and sister played.
First badminton memories:
Playing at a club in Edinburgh called Tall Oaks.
What do you enjoy most about being a badminton player?
Meeting people from other countries.
If you play for a foreign club, which one?
A French club called US Talence
If not badminton then…other sport??
Tennis – I used to play it before i played badminton
Tips for young players:
Train hard and stay positive
Favourite food: Italian
Favourite music: Chart music/Pop
Favourite foreign badminton destination: Gold Coast – Australia
Favourite badminton tournament: Scottish Open
Most admired badminton player: Liliyana Natsir
Which social media do you use?
Facebook, Instagram and TwitterGo Back