27th July 2015
I got involved during high school, playing in comps there and when I started looking for a club to join my sports teacher told me about Farsley – so I joined at age 15.
Eight years. I did have a break for around 18-months when I stopped playing but returned as I missed the game.
The desire to be the best player on the court, which is why I love those intense pressure rallies where you have to work really hard to make every shot!
The Kebab beforehand… The banter is unbelievable though, I should know, I’ve been at the forefront of some of it!
So many, it’s varied as time has gone on. I used to love my smash as it was all I had, but now I’m more developed as a player there’s a wider choice. I do enjoy a lob serve as it’s a shot where you can make people look silly, as proved by a video on our wonderful facebook page.
The intensity is higher. There’s such a desire to win and, playing as part of the opening pair as I did towards the back end of last season, you feel the pressure of needing to take two to three games a week consistently. But this only makes you try harder to achieve promotion.
Mens B promotion season, by far. We also got to the final of the cup competition that year and we know we should have won it, but did not play to the best of our abilities. Still, division champs and cup runners up ain’t a bad season, right?
I would love to play Men’s A team, but they just need a bit of time to prepare for my level of skill…
Quite a bit. It’s the most intense fitness I do. But I’m now a keen runner having just completed the Leeds 10k and I am getting into this whole golf thing, which involves quite a walk.
Very. I want to win everything – but my partner is Ian Richardson.
Tough question, but it would have to be Paul Davies. He gives me some stick and laughs at some of my appalling shots at times, but his game is fantastic, that’s why he’s number one in the club.
The overture from the Phantom of the Opera – weird choice, I know… Just because it’s powerful music for the powerful player entering the court!
Lin Dan… Chinese badminton player hailed the king of badminton, so the resemblance and talent level is uncanny.
Erm… I’d have to go with Richard and his blue jumper. He knows my weaknesses and exploits them well. Unfortunately for him, I now have no weakness.
His ability to lose to me. He deals with it so well!
Think it is used in some format of lower level badminton but ‘power plays’ – double points for servers on points of their choice. It adds a slight dynamic to the game tactically.
Spiderman could be a good one, just simply for the outfit but I don’t think my gut would compliment it!
Not really, but I would love to get back into 11-a-side football though.
Did someone say Jagerbomb!?
We definitely need more women at the club. Every good club needs a strong mixture of men and women to compete, so please come down and join us!
If it involves food and drink, I’m pretty much guaranteed to attend!
Did someone say Jagerbomb!?