Exhibition match thrills crowds

05/07/2015 21:59

Saturday saw Somerset Badminton players play an exhibition match at Perrott Hill School, near Crewkerne, as part of their open day, and to celebrate the enthusiasm for badminton within the school. 

A crowd of parents, teachers and pupils watched a thrilling mixed doubles match. On one side was Amy Reddaway (ranked 19th in England) and Alex Pang (ex Somerset junior champion and former pupil), with opponents John Foley (Irish over 45 singles champion) and Becky White (ex England junior international and Head of Girls Sport at the school). 

With some great play in evidence the experience of John and Becky paid off with a 21-17, 18-21, 21-19 victory. 

School coach James Elkin then organised challenge matches between the players and the pupils.

Thanks to all involved.