1sts team - Catherine Grant

Catherine Grant


5' 5"


Yonex Arc Saber 7

Place of Birth: Nuneaton  

Living: Birmingham      

Sponsors: Maurice Robinson Sports  

Highest world ranking:    

Highest national ranking: 6 Mixed and 6 Ladies doubles    

About me on court

Event(s): Ladies doubles and mixed
Partner(s): Tracey Baker
Coach(es): Lorraine Cole and Andy Hartley
County/Team: Warwickshire 1st
Started badminton at age: 7 years old
How I got started: Dragged along to parents club
Ambition as badminton player: To get into the top 5 in the country for both mixed and ladies doubles
Season’s best performance: Semi final of mixed at World student games
Best performance of career: As above
Major national / international achievements: Semi finalist of mixed at Welsh EBU 2008 and Croatian EBU 2010, semi finalist of ladies doubles at Cyprus EBU 2009
Biggest disappointment: Losing 3rd/4th place play off at World student games
Favourite tournament: Guernsey Satellite
Toughest opponent: Chinese players
Best friend on the circuit: The Warwickshire girls!
The one change I would make to improve my sport: More money and better coverage in the media

About me off court

My occupation/ professional qualification: Student
Significant others: Boyfriend Jon
My hobbies/ pets: Shopping and going to the cinema
My car: Citroen C2
Most embarrassing thing happening to me: Throwing up at my mates house after over indulging on Pizza Huts ice cream factory
Favourite food: Chicken Korma and naan bread
Favourite city or country: Canada
Favourite holiday destination: Majorca
Superstition: Lucky smurf that lives in my racket bag
My personality in a nutshell: Bubbly, competitive but usually smiling


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