A team of 20 badminton players from Crieff Badminton Club and Glenearn Badminton Club, and three friends of the clubs, ventured to Estonia on a five-night trip to take on players from Triiton Badminton Club.
Triiton is based in the city of Tartu, Estonia’s second largest city, which is set to be European Capital of Culture 2024.
The team from Scotland was hugely impressed by Triiton Badminton Club. The Club was founded in 1999, has over 600 members and has produced a number of national and international players. It has a team of top coaches, led by Head Coach, Mart Siliksaar, multiple times national champion.
The top junior players from the Estonian club proved to be tough challenge for the visitors from Scotland on the first night of badminton, with most games won by the home side.
The team from Scotland then played adult players from Triiton on the second night, ahead of the tournament between the two teams on Saturday morning and afternoon. While the games were closely contested, it was the Estonian club that secured victory by 28 games to 13.
It was not all badminton though, with the Scottish contingent finding plenty of time for sightseeing and enjoying Tartu hospitality!
A fantastic time was had by all, and the Scottish clubs are already looking forward to welcoming Triiton players to Scotland.
Well done to everyone involved! It sounds like a great time was had, with plenty of badminton played and memories made!
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