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Category: Badminton News Published: 05 February 2014
Written by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 6684

 Defending singles champion Sarah Walker feels her England team-mates will target her at the National Badminton Championships this weekend.

Walker, 24, is the highest ranking female English player in the world at 72nd, and will be the top seed at the women's tournament in Milton Keynes.The main training centre is in Milton Keynes so a lot of us train together

"Anyone who wins the nationals is there to be shot down," she told BBC Essex.

"I'm playing quite well at the minute but nationals are always a tough one mentally, for everyone I think."

She added: "You're kind of turning against your teammates and playing against everyone that you train with.


"The nationals are something you get to put a lot of pride into."

The first day of the tournament takes place at the National Badminton Centre on Friday, before moving to the Arena at Stadium:MK for the quarter-finals and beyond.

Walker is from Essex but is based in Milton Keynes to take advantage of the national facilities.

"Badminton is not primarily a team sport but the main training centre is in Milton Keynes so a lot of us train together," she said.

"The badminton centre in Milton Keynes is where everyone predominantly is, so you know a lot about each other."

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