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
Babolat French U17 International
Victor Olve Jot U17
Irish Junior Mixed doubles
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 NatsirGo Back