Wilson Storms the UK Para-Badminton Championships
Last week saw Jack Wilson travelling to the Sheffield English Institute of Sport for the UK Para-Badminton Championships of 2019. Going into the event, Jack was hopeful to come away with gold in the singles, but knew that there was a real challenge between himself and the medal. With this in mind, Jack’s aim was to play confidently and to lean on the fact that he had put an extra 10 hours a week of court time - along with extra strength and fitness training - into the event.
On court, Jack found himself playing some of the best singles games of his life. His net play had improved due to the diligent hours of training, his decision making was sharp, his serve was longer and stronger than it had been in weeks. All of this, along with the confidence that came from knowing that he’d worked for it, meant that Jack was dominating the court.
Jack won the UK singles gold without dropping a set.
When asked about his takeaways from the tournament, Jack said that is was great motivation going into the Worlds as it shows clear signs of progress. With that being said, Wilson is not content to simply sit on his laurels. He intends to continue to improve his fitness levels, to work more on his defensive game and to continue to build in ability and confidence. Jack states that, to him, it feels significant to be able to bring a trophy back to Badminton Wales and Disability Sport Wales after the support that they have given him.
We are all incredibly proud of Jack at Badminton Wales and wish him every piece of luck in his next tournament. If you would like to be a part of Jack’s inspiring journey to the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics and beyond, please click here: Support Jack