1sts team - Mark Sellwood

Mark Sellwood


5' 8"


Ashaway Kevlar 8000 SQ

    Date of Birth:    12/05/1981
    Place of Birth:    High Wycombe, Bucks
    Living:    Stafford  
    Sponsors:    Ashaway
    Highest world ranking:    233
    Highest national ranking:    9
About me on court

Event(s): Singles
Partner(s): N/A
Coach(es): Dave Eddy and Lorraine Cole
County/Team: Warwickshire 1st team
Started badminton at age: 10
How I got started: Local high school with my sister and mum
Ambition as badminton player: Used to be top 5 in the country
Season’s best performance: Final of Guernsey Open singles.
Best performance of career: Notts Challenger winner 2010
Major national / international achievements: National Champs singles quarter finalist. Notts challenger winner 2010.
Biggest disappointment: Being cheated out of Warwickshire restricted singles final 2009.
Favourite tournament: Guernsey Open
Toughest opponent: Rajiv Ouseph
Best friend on the circuit: Richard Doyle
The one change I would make to improve my sport: More publicity in the UK

About me off court

My occupation/ professional qualification: Badminton England regional officer
Significant others: Girlfriend
My hobbies/ pets: Golf, squash, tennis, Basketball, films and music
My car: A very sensible Hyundai 120
Most embarrassing thing happening to me: Forgetting to put my shorts on after taking my tracksuit trousers off!!
Favourite food: Spaghetti Bolognese
Favourite city or country: Paris, France or Melbourne, Australia
Favourite holiday destination: Parents house in France near La Rochelle
Superstition: Not telling anyone how I’m doing in a tournament until I’ve won or lost!!
My personality in a nutshell: Either quiet and reserved or loud and energetic, not often in between
Interesting facts: Had 2 heart ops at 19 & 20 and have approximately 45 scars inside my heart!

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