Name: Matthew Grimley
Date of birth: 06/02/2000
Place of birth: Glasgow
Current Residence: Glasgow
Right or left handed: Right
Main event(s): Mens/Mixed Doubles
Current partner(s): Christopher Grimley and Sarah Sidebottom
Other notable achievements:
European Junior Silver Medalist Mens Doubles 2018
Portuguese IS 2nd Place Mens Doubles 2019
Career Highlight (s):
Coach(s): Robert Blair and Ingo Kindervater
Sponsors: Yonex UK
Equipment used (Racket, Shoes): Arcsaber 11, BG65ti String, Aerus 3 Mens Shoes Badminton Goals & Ambitions: Medal at Commonwealth Games and Olympics
Typical week Training Schedule:
Full time in National Team
Mon- Fri (5 hours per day)
Saturday (1 hour)
When did you start playing badminton and why?
Started when I was 6 years old because my mum and dad played badminton and brought me and my siblings to play at the David Lloyd.
First badminton memories: Playing at the David Lloyd with my family and getting coached by one of the Ex Scottish National team players Watson Briggs.
What do you enjoy most about being a badminton player?
Travelling around the world and experiencing different countries. Meeting new people and of course winning
If you play for a foreign club, which one?
I play for a German team called BC Wipperfeld. Next season will be my 3rd year with them.
If not badminton then…other sport?
Probably football – I played for a team up until I went to Secondary school because I was advised to focus on one sport by the Glasgow School of Sport so I picked badminton!
Tips for young players:
Work hard and enjoy it
Going for coffee
Meeting up with friends
Favourite food: I like everything but would say Asian food is my favourite
Favourite music: R&B/Rap music
Favourite foreign badminton destination: Indonesia (World Junior Champs 2017)
Favourite badminton tournament: Scottish Open
Most admired badminton player: Zhang Nan
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