Matthew Grimley

Holds 4 Scottish Senior titles.

Matthew Grimley

Name: Matthew Grimley

Date of birth: 06/02/2000

Place of birth: Glasgow

Current Residence: Glasgow

Right or left handed: Right

Main event(s): Mens/Mixed Doubles

Current partner(s): Christopher Grimley and Sarah Sidebottom

International Titles:

Senior 0

Scottish Titles:

Senior 4

National Titles:

Senior 0

Other notable achievements:

European Junior Silver Medalist Mens Doubles 2018

Portuguese IS 2nd Place Mens Doubles 2019

Career Highlight (s):

Coach(s): Robert Blair and Ingo Kindervater

Sponsors: Yonex UK

Equipment used (Racket, Shoes): Arcsaber 11, BG65ti String, Aerus 3 Mens Shoes Badminton Goals & Ambitions: Medal at Commonwealth Games and Olympics

Typical week Training Schedule:

Full time in National Team

Mon- Fri (5 hours per day)

Saturday (1 hour)

When did you start playing badminton and why?

Started when I was 6 years old because my mum and dad played badminton and brought me and my siblings to play at the David Lloyd.

First badminton memories: Playing at the David Lloyd with my family and getting coached by one of the Ex Scottish National team players Watson Briggs.

What do you enjoy most about being a badminton player?

Travelling around the world and experiencing different countries. Meeting new people and of course winning

If you play for a foreign club, which one?

I play for a German team called BC Wipperfeld. Next season will be my 3rd year with them.

If not badminton then…other sport?

Probably football – I played for a team up until I went to Secondary school because I was advised to focus on one sport by the Glasgow School of Sport so I picked badminton!

Tips for young players:

Work hard and enjoy it


Watching Netflix

Going for coffee

Meeting up with friends

Favourite food: I like everything but would say Asian food is my favourite

Favourite music: R&B/Rap music

Favourite foreign badminton destination: Indonesia (World Junior Champs 2017)

Favourite badminton tournament: Scottish Open

Most admired badminton player: Zhang Nan


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