Lauren Middleton

Winner of the 2020 Glasgow Open Singles

Lauren Middleton 

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

Scottish Titles:

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

Sponsors: Yonex

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. Sindhu

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