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Alex Dunn

Player BIO

Name: Alex Dunn
Marital Status: Single
DOB: 13/9/98
Residence: Motherwell
Playing Hand: Right
Discipline: Doubles
Current partner(s)  Adam Hall
Sponsors: Yonex
Career Highlight: Winning bronze at the European Junior Championships, winning the quadrangular singles a year out my age group and winning the Polish junior
International 
Caps
1
 

 

Coach(es): Andy Bowman, Keith Turnbull, Jamie Neill
Equipment used: Yonex ARCSABER 11 racquets, Yonex SHB02 MX shoes, Yonex BG80 string
 International Titles
  • 2015 U19 European Junior Championships men’s doubles bronze medal
  • Polish junior Men's Doubles 2014
Scottish Titles:
  • 2015 U21 boys’ singles and doubles
  • 2014 U19 boys’ doubles
  • 2014 U17 boys’ singles, doubles and mixed
  • 2012 U15 boys’ singles, doubles and mixed
  • 2011 U15 boys’ singles and doubles
  • 2011 U13 boys’ singles and mixed doubles
  • 2010 U13 boys’ doubles
  • 2009 U11 boys’ singles
Other Achievements:
  • U17 UK School Games - won 5 gold medals in total
  • U15 Quadrangular - twice singles winner
  • U19 Belgian junior doubles runner up
  • U17 Langenfeld Cup singles runner up
Badminton Goals & Ambitions: To have a professional badminton career and represent my country at major events such as the Olympics  
Typical week Training Schedule: Monday – 2 hour training with national squad; Tuesday – 2 hour training with national squad; Wednesday – 1 hour gym and 1 hour private lesson; Thursday – 1 and a half hour gym session; Friday – rest; Saturday – 2 hour training with national squad; Sunday – rest/ light exercises in gym
When did you start playing badminton and why? In primary 3 in school as my older brother already played and there was a school club
First badminton memories: Getting taken for lessons with one of my first coaches, John Murphy
What do you enjoy most about being a badminton player? The feeling of success which you feel when you have achieved a goal you have set yourself
If not Badminton Then: Many other sports which I was talented at: rugby, athletics, etc
Tips for young players: always give 100% percent in training and focus at all times and especially if you are having a bad day because they count the most
Hobbies: Football, cycling, going out with friends
Favourite food:

French toast

Favourite music: House or rap music
Favourite foreign badminton destination: Sweden
Favourite badminton tournament: All England
Most admired badminton player:

Lin Dan

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