Name: Lauren Middleton
Date of birth: 23/07/2000
Place of birth: Dundee
Current Residence: Glasgow
Right or left handed: Right
Main event(s): Singles
Yonex East of Scotland 2018 Singles and WD
Lanarkshire 2019 WD
Glasgow Open 2020 Singles
Other notable achievements:
Finishing top 12 at world junior team champs in Canada 2018
U19 Irish Open 2018 WD runner up
U19 Nationals singles and doubles winner 2018
Career Highlight (s): World junior champs in Indonesia
Coach(s): Ingo Kindervarter and Robert Blair
Equipment used (Racket, Shoes): Yonex Duora 7 (racket), Yonex Aerus 3 (shoes)
Badminton Goals & Ambitions: Olympic medallist, Commonwealth games medallist, World medallist
Typical week Training Schedule:
I try fit in as much training as I can around my college schedule, including on court, strength and physical sessions.
When did you start playing badminton and why?
I started playing badminton when I was 6, I got into the sport because my dad used to play.
First badminton memories: Playing at my local club in Dundee with my brothers and sister.
What do you enjoy most about being a badminton player?
I love travelling to different countries and being able to do that with my friends.
If you play for a foreign club, which one?
Bad-Oupeye, Belgian league
If not badminton then…other sport?
Tips for young players: Work hard and don’t forget to enjoy yourself!
Favourite food: Roast dinner
Favourite music: I listen to chart music, usually pop.
Favourite foreign badminton destination: Indonesia and Canada
Favourite badminton tournament: Scottish Open
Most admired badminton player: Tai Tzu-ying and P. V. SindhuGo Back