28th July 2015
Played for 15 years had a break and have been playing again for a further 15 years.
About 15 years.
It is a very competitive and social game.
Being able to play badminton against people with different standards.
Don’t really have a favourite shot, although it is always good to get a decent smash in.
Club night is different as you get to play against players that are better than you are and they are always willing to give your tips and there is less pressure.
I have had a few highlights. The first being when the second team ladies beat Horsforth in the handicap cup, which was not at all expected. The second was winning the cup with Mixed B in the handicap against Garforth Juniors who had run away with league and we were expecting to be well and truly beaten. The third was winning the inaugural Chris Heathcote in-house tournament, having being Chris’s last mixed partner before we sadly lost him.
It is very big part of my fitness and it also helps me with the other sport I play.
I am very competitive and if somebody winds me up in a match, or I have had a bad day, it only gets worse! I would love to win every game, but as long as I know I have played to my best ability I am happy.
Charles, who at the age he is can still play very good badminton and is so helpful with coaching – plus Imogen, my ladies partner who, like me, never gives up.
‘Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)’ by Mika.
Renee Zellweger, as she is blonde and, if need be for a role, is happy to put on weight.
Paul D, as I struggle to read his game.
His knack of being able to win games with not a smash in sight!
Not sure. Possibly a school girl!
Yes, I play netball in the West Yorkshire League.
Pint of cider always goes down well.
I am willing to give anything a go. White water rafting is good for group participation and great fun.
Like my visit to the club house/pub after club night for the odd pint and the banter with other club members.