NBL Mk v Derby

Alex and Ben will both be playing the match on Monday 23 March and it will be live on Sky sports 3 at 7.30. Ben then goes to Poland for the European Team and Individual u19 events where he will be hoping to win medals following his double gold in u17 last season. There will be live streaming of matches, check our facebook for updates 

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National Badminton Awards 2015

Visions picked up 2 awards at the National Badminton Awards Dinner in Brimingham. Ben Lane won young player of the year, his performances included winning two European U17 Golds, Two senior European circuit titles and 3 national junior titles with 4 different partners. Ben’s brother Alex had won the award in 2013. 

Coach Darren Peterson won Coach of the Year , the awards panel listed his work with Ben Lane , also producing several international players and raising the standard of badminton in the area over the last twenty years. 

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German Under 19

Ben teamed with MK player Sean Vendy to reach the final at the world class German u19, on the way they beat Indian, Korean and Malaysian pairs before losing to the top koreans Jong Woo Choi /Seung Jai Seo in the final. 

Interview https://m.youtube.com/watch?index=11&list=PLGFd_G-KMef6sZtSacKJCjpvM3ur9wh8h&v=3iBf4C603lM

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Under 19 Nationals

Ben lived up to his his top seeding by retaining his men’s doubles title with Sean and picking up the mixed title with Jess. last year Jess had been forced to pull out of the finals due to injury.

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Senior Nationals

Ben reached semis of both mixed doubles and men’s doubles with regular partners Jess Pugh and Sean Vendy. Alex won 3 set battles in the second and third rounds before losing to Andrew Smith in the singles quarter final. Also in action were Sarah and Hannah Preece.

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Hungary International

Exmouth’s Ben Lane today won the Hungary Senior international mixed doubles title with Milton Keynes’ Jess Pugh. Starting in qualifying the European u17 champions came right through to win, their closest match a 5 set 11-9 9-11 10-11 11-9 11-6 win over Danish Demmelmayer pair. In the final they defeated Bitman/Basova the one seeds in straight sets.

$500 prize money and by far his highest world ranking points yet were Ben’s reward for his second senior international title, he also won the Slovak Futures Men’s Doubles in August. Ben also played in the first national badminton league match live on Sky Sports last month.

Ben will now be preparing with coaches Darren Peterson and Sue Williams (his mother) for the Scottish and Welsh Internationals later in November.

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