Sarah Sidebottom

Hold 3 Scottish Senior Titles and 10 Junior National Titles.

Sarah Sidebottom

Name: Sarah Sidebottom

Date of birth: 26/04/2000

Place of birth: Oldham, England

Current Residence: Glasgow

Right or left handed: Right

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

Current partner(s): Eleanor O’Donnell and Matthew Grimley

Scottish Titles: 3 Scottish Senior Titles and 10 Junior National Titles

Other notable achievements:

Finished Top 12 in World Junior Team Championships 2018

2018/2019 Player of the Year- Victor League, Belgium

2020 BUCS Bronze Medalist

Career Highlight (s):

Attending a training camp in China with the Glasgow School of Sport. Competing in the World Junior Championships in Canada 2018

Coach(s): Robert Blair and Ingo Kindervater

Sponsors: SportsAid Scotland

Equipment used (Racket, Shoes):

Racket: Apacs- Blizzard Pro

Shoes: Li-Ning Womens Flash X Badminton Shoes

Badminton Goals & Ambitions: To win my first Senior International Title. To be a top women’s and mixed doubles player. To compete at future Commonwealth and Olympic Games

Typical week Training Schedule: 10 sessions a week involving on court training, CV and strength & conditioning sessions

When did you start playing badminton and why?

I started playing badminton at a local club on the Isle of Bute. I played here because my mum was the coach and started the club.

First badminton memories:

My mum would play at a local club with friends when I was a toddler. She would bring me along and while they were playing a match, I would play with my toys on a mat beside the court.

What do you enjoy most about being a badminton player?

Getting to be with my friends everyday and being able to travel doing my sport.

If you play for a foreign club, which one?

Bad Oupeye- Belgium

If not badminton then…other sport?


Tips for young players:

You don’t have to be the best player all the time, as long as you’re loving what you’re doing!


Movie nights with my friends and going hikes with my dog.

Favourite food: Italian

Favourite music: Anything by Beyoncé and Lizzo

Favourite foreign badminton destination: China

Favourite badminton tournament: Scottish Open

Most admired badminton player: Christina Pedersen and Mayu Matsumoto


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