Tom Monk is an AWsome Sports sponsored badminton player who’s looking to challenge the very best players in the World. Here we have his first blog. Meet… Tom Monk.
Hi everyone my name is Tom Monk, I am 25 years old and currently compete on the national and international badminton circuit. I have played badminton since I was about 12 years old and before I began playing badminton I played squash, I actually somehow managed to win the Lancashire county closed at under 12’s … Even if it was the plate event that I won !
As a junior I played a few national badminton competitions but I really came to enjoy my badminton more and compete more when I began at University. After University I stopped badminton altogether as I found that working full time and trying to play full time badminton just wasn’t working for me at the time. However after a couple of years I realised that I missed badminton and the competition far too much so began training again. It was at this time that I began wearing the AWsome Sports kit, which is some of the nicest badminton and sports kit I have ever worn. I don’t know if any of you have ever seen badminton kit but its very bright and in your face and could never be worn in the gym!! Whereas now I can wear my AWsome kit on court, out running and in the gym.
Since starting back competing I have managed to win a national title, reach a further two finals and climb up the men’s singles rankings and into the top 25 in the UK. This might not seem like much but for me I see it as a real achievement as I am the only player in these national rankings who does not play full time.
Everything is going to plan so far this season and I obviously have my goals however at this very moment in time I am just loving being back and enjoying badminton again.
Watch this space for more updates from Tom…