The Hiro Yamamoto Handicap Men’s & Ladies Doubles Tournament took place on Sunday 22nd November. Sadly, we received an entry from only one ladies doubles pair so this event had to be cancelled; however, 17 men’s doubles pairs entered with players from all grades (C, C+, B, B+ & A) taking part. The final was a closely-fought contest between Jerry Cheng & Jon Lim and Gulam Robbani & Daniel Tang; Gulam and Daniel won 21-19, 24-22. Gulam and Daniel certainly got into the Christmas spirit, wearing festive T-shirts….
Emma is a disability badminton player with huge potential. She has only just reached 10 years old and entered her first able-bodied competition, the Surrey U11B girls tournament at the weekend and was awarded the Silver medal. Emma has a SL3 classification which only requires her to play half court singles in a para-badminton event. She won her medal taking on an able-bodied player in the final on full court after winning 4/5 games in the pool stages! Emma works very hard at her fitness and technique and is a regular member of the weekly disability badminton and monthly Talent Spotting sessions at the club. Well done Emma!! We would also like to thank Lorraine Brydie who leads the disability coaching team and the rest of her team.
WIMBLEDON RACQUETS & FITNESS CLUB TOGETHER WITH THE ANDERS FOUNDATION due to popular demand, are holding a Badminton “Tactical Experience” Coaching Day on Sunday, 1st November 2015 from 10.00 a.m – 4.00 p.m for mens’, ladies’ and mixed doubles – Open to players of all abilities both WR & FC Members and non-Members Applicants must specify in which event they wish to participate; each session lasts one hour with one coach per court. Places will be allocated on a “first come” basis. Should an applicant wish to participate in ladies doubles, but the session is already fully subscribed, they should state if they wish to be considered for a place in mixed doubles. The following coaches have already agreed to participate: GAIL EMMS Olympic mixed doubles Silver Medallist; World mixed doubles Gold Medallist; Commonwealth and European Champion NICK PONTING All England mixed doubles winner; Commonwealth Champion; National men’s/mixed doubles champion; World Masters Gold…
A great weekend of Badminton was had by all. There was also the appearance of the BlueJax Band who had everyone dancing until the early hours! Attached are photographs of the Golden Nuggets team who took part in the Masters Teams Tournament on 29th & 30th August – They’re all Club members and came 3rd out of the 10 teams who competed in the event. Well done! Also a photo of the the winning team Silver Service who won a closely contested final against Ye Gods from Godalming.
WRFC badminton member Jamie Jessop has just got back from the British Transplant Games in Newcastle Gateshead where he won the gold and the shield in men’s doubles 18 to 29 age category. Many congratulations from all at the club.
A great weekend of badminton & dancing was had by all at Wimbledon Racquets & Fitness Club!