Rachel Andrew

Winner of two bronze medals at the U17 Europeans. 

Rachel Andrew

Name: Rachel Andrew

Date of birth: 19/01/2001

Place of birth: Edinburgh

Current Residence: Glasgow

Right or left-handed: Right

Main event(s): Women’s doubles and Mixed doubles

Current partner(s): Adam Pringle

International Titles:

Babolat French U17 International

Victor Olve Jot U17

Irish Junior Mixed doubles

Scottish Titles:

U19 Girls Doubles

U17 Mixed and Girls Doubles

U15 Mixed and Girls Doubles

Other notable achievements:

U17 European Championships 2017 – Bronze Team event & Individual Mixed Doubles

2020 Scottish Nationals Women’s Doubles Runner-up

Career Highlight (s): Winning two bronze medals at the U17 Europeans

Coach(s): Robert Blair, Ingo Kindervater & Keith Turnbull

Sponsors: FZ Forza UK, Malcom Allan Family Butchers

Equipment used (Racket, Shoes): FZ Forza Power 998s

Badminton Goals & Ambitions:  Compete at the commonwealth games and Olympics

Typical week Training Schedule: 20-25 hours a week, combination of on court and strength & conditioning

When did you start playing badminton and why?

Around the age of eight after playing at a sports camp.

First badminton memories: Getting my first lessons at Craiglockhart sports centre.

What do you enjoy most about being a badminton player?

Being able to travel to different places and meet new people

If not badminton, then…other sport?


Tips for young players: Train hard and have fun

Hobbies: watching tv and travelling

Favourite food: Mashed Potato

Favourite music: Chart music

Favourite foreign badminton destination: Canada

Favourite badminton tournament: Scottish Open

Most admired badminton player: Liliyana Natsir

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