Eleanor O'Donnell

Winner of Scottish 2017 Womens doubles, 2018 Womens doubles winner and 2018 Mixed doubles

Eleanor O’Donnell

Name: Eleanor O’Donnell

Date of birth: 01/09/1998

Place of birth: Paisley

Current Residence: Beith, North Ayrshire

Right or left handed: Right

Main event(s): Doubles and Mixed doubles

Current partner(s): Christopher Grimley

International Titles: Iceland International 2018


Scottish Titles:

2017 Womens doubles winner

2018 Womens doubles winner

2018 Mixed doubles winner

Other notable achievements:

2017 European junior mixed doubles Runner up.

Career Highlight (s): Competing at 2018 Commonwealth Games

Coach(s): Ingo Kindervater, Robert Blair

Sponsors: Babolat, Greaves Sports, J&D Peirce

Equipment used (Racket, Shoes): Babolat X-Feel power racket. Babolat Shadow tour shoes.

Badminton Goals & Ambitions: To represent my country at commonwealth and Olympic Games.

Typical week Training Schedule: 8-11 on court every morning. 2-4 on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Weights every Monday and Friday afternoon.

When did you start playing badminton and why?

When I was around 8. My mum and sister both played so I went along to play with them.

First badminton memories: Playing with my family and playing at the club at my primary school during lunch times.

What do you enjoy most about being a badminton player?

Being able to travel the world doing something I love.

If you play for a foreign club, which one?

Union saint Bruno Bordeaux.

Tips for young players: Train hard and enjoy it! Everything will fall into place if you do.

Hobbies:  Cooking

Favourite food: Mexican or Italian

Favourite music: R&B

Favourite foreign badminton destination: Iceland or Canada

Favourite badminton tournament: Scottish Open

Most admired badminton player: Liliyana Natsir

Which social media do you use? Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.


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