• World No. 33 men's doubles player Andrew Ellis retires from badminton

    London: One of England's most successful men's doubles shuttler for the past 10 years - Andrew Ellis has retired from the sport, and he has admitted that it was the hardest decision of his life.BadmintonPlanet would like to wish Andrew Ellis the best of luck with his new venture! (photo: Team Derby)

    BadmintonPlanet would like to wish Andrew Ellis the best of luck with his new venture! (photo: Team Derby)

  • Kirsty Gilmour loses to Line Kjaersfeldt in Scottish Open final

    Glasgow: The home favorite and top seed Kirsty Gilmour was the overwhelming favorite to win Scottish Open Grand Prix women's singles title, unfortunately her dream of claiming her second Grand Prix crown of the season (Gilmour defeated Karin Schnaase of Germany to win Dutch Open title six weeks ago) was shattered by Denmark’s Line Kjaersfeldt on Sunday.Congratulations to both Line Kjaersfeldt(left) and Kirsty Gilmour!

    Congratulations to both Line Kjaersfeldt(left) and Kirsty Gilmour!

  • England's national badminton league (NBL) kicks off on Oct 6

    London: Team England and MK Badminton star Peter Mills believes the structure of the brand new National Badminton League (NBL) will make for some “intriguing” matches when the inaugural Monday match-night starts on 6 October.

    Mills will face his former doubles partner, Chris Langridge on the opposite side of the net in MK Badminton’s opening NBL fixture against Surrey Smashers – a match that will be broadcast live on Sky Sports 3.09-30-2014-badminton-news-peter-mills-england-Peter Mills will lead MK Badminton for the 2014-2015 NBL season-badminton-league

    09-30-2014-badminton-news-peter-mills-england-Peter Mills will lead MK Badminton for the 2014-2015 NBL season-badminton-league

  • England defeat Germany to reach Euro Team final (pic)

    England's men beat Germany 3-1 to set up a meeting with Denmark in the final of the European Team Championships.

    Rajiv Ouseph won his singles match while doubles pairs Chris Adcock and Andy Ellis, and Chris Langridge and Peter Mills, were both victorious.England took command of the contest when Adcock and Ellis defeated Michael Fuchs and Johannes Schoettler 21-19 21-19 in the first doubles encounter.

    It means England will collect silver for the first time in the competition after taking bronze two years ago.

    Victory over the Danes on Sunday would also give England their first gold in a European team event since 1984.

  • V Shem-Khim Wah make it to Malaysian Open semis (pic)

    BUKIT JALIL: The onus was on Goh V Shem-Lim Khim Wah to step up and deliver and the pair responded with gusto as they charged into the semi-finals of the Maybank Malaysian Open.

    The sole Malaysian survivors of the men’s doubles event, V Shem-Khim Wah were in superb form on Friday as they smashed their way past England’s Chris Langridge-Peter Mills 21-16, 21-14 in the quarter-finals.Goh V Shem-Lim Khim Wah on their way to beating England’s Chris Langridge-Peter Mills 21-16, 21-14 in the quarter-finals of the Maybank Malaysian Open on Jan 17, 2014.

    It was just the kind of performance the pair, back together for a third time following several split-ups, needed.

    It bettered their quarter-final appearance at the Korean Open last week and it is their best showing at a Super Series event since making the semi-finals of the Malaysian Open last year.

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