Badminton Tournament Photo Archive
The following photographs were taken several years
ago when Hawick staged it's own annual badminton tournament. Thanks to
help from people like Alan Bailey, Margaret Spalding and Bill Murdie,
who coached the game to youngsters at Trinity, Drumlanrig and Stirches
primary schools respectively, Hawick has produced some fine badminton
players over the years.
Regrettably the number of adult players
participating in the sport of badminton in Hawick has continued to
dwindle in recent years and Wilton is now the only Badminton Club in the
town. Only a few years ago Hawick had 6 teams playing in 3 Border
Leagues, Hawick held it's own tournament at senior and junior levels and
even had it's own league comprising Wilton, Drumlanrig, Trinity,
Burnfoot, Stirches, Denholm & Jedburgh. Although the sport has tended to
die away in some areas of the Borders it is still very strong in other
Border towns like Jedburgh & Duns where large numbers of youngsters are
coached by enthusiastic coaches like John Peters & Myra Younger (Jedburgh)
and Pete Hardie (Duns).
Here is a selection of photographs
from the past. They have been placed on this page as 'thumbnail'
on any image to enlarge. Move the mouse pointer to the left and
right side of an image to view the previous or next image
respectively. Use the "Close" button on the lower right hand
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